Saturday, August 11, 2007
DARPA ANNOUNCES 36 SEMI-FINALISTS FOR URBAN CHALLENGE
Autonomous Vehicle Competition to be Held in Victorville, Calif. (Anaheim, Calif.) – Dr. Tony Tether, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), today announced the 36 teams (list attached) selected as semi-finalists for the Urban Challenge. The semi-finalists will next compete in the Urban Challenge National Qualification Event (NQE) scheduled for October 26-31, 2007. The top 20 teams from the NQE will move on to the Urban Challenge final event on November 3, and compete for cash prizes worth $2 million for first, $1 million for second, and $500,000 for third place.