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Topic # 45702 4-Nov-2009 08:42
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This should be good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CuVVZq9GfY&feature=player_embedded#

Stanford are trying to become the first University to get a car up pikes peak, without it's driver :S



Although I am actually struggling to see from that video how they are going to compensate for the different surface types of surface gravel and sizes.  Since it looks as though they are testing it on the salt flats in Arizona?

They've probably done a lot more testing up the mountain itself.  Either way, man it's going to be either:
- An awesome achievement
- An awesome crash




Either one will be good :)





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  Reply # 269880 4-Nov-2009 09:02
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How fast will it go? 1kph? Or fast-as?

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  Reply # 269895 4-Nov-2009 09:22
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The description on the video says "will race to the top of Pikes Peak" - so I would assume "fast-as"!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 269988 4-Nov-2009 12:52
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQxKELtTvUQ

BMW on the Top Gear track which races itself round it. With Clarkson inside.

As long as it uses a GPS that updates position at a very high rate, as in multiple times a second, it should be able to go quite quick, no matter what surface its on.



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  Reply # 269998 4-Nov-2009 13:14
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wreck90: How fast will it go? 1kph? Or fast-as?


Apparently they have already hit 130mph in training :S or approximately 208kph


Should be really good to see




Oh yeah, I completely forgot about the Top Gear episode, that was awesome :)



OOOOOHHHHH and remember just over 10 days before the new season of TG airs in Britain and has been filmed completely in High Def. I'm so excited now :)


Ahahaha, this should be good too:
http://jalopnik.com/5371332/breaking-james-may-in-airship-crash-filming-top-gear-stunt





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