CMU hopes ‘Boss’ gets the job done

Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports initial success with Carnegie Mellon University’s entry in the $2 million Urban Challenge, where unmanned vehicles must safely navigate a 60-mile course in an urban environment.

The 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe named after Charles F. “Boss” Kettering, the late founder of Delco and vice president of GM Research Corp., ran a quarter-mile track at the former LTV site in Hazelwood at 20 mph. The robot properly stopped at intersections and allowed manned vehicles to cross ahead of it if they arrived first.

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