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DARPA develops BOSS, the self-driving robotic vehicle

Andrea Divirgilio / April 27, 2007

boss 48What that may seem as a science fiction has now turned into reality, all thanks to advancements in technology. Earlier, the unmanned vision was given a new dimension with a Chinese company demonstrating the first ever ‘Unmanned Vehicle onto Streets.’ All of us know that Stephen King’s creepy self-driven car dubbed Christine was not the perfect car on the road. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is flaunting its ‘Boss,’ which is a Chevrolet Tahoe that will drive itself. The robotic vehicle, Boss, comes loaded with 25 lasers, cameras and radars that help it move smoothly on the road by checking for objects and tracks. The self-driving robotic vehicle is said to be tested during The Urban Challenge in the month of November. It’s a 60-mile track in which a range of robots race across a city or suburban environment. It’s like eliminating the necessity for human control and putting a step closer to step away from the driving wheel.

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