GM-backed college students win US military's robot car race

Monday November 5th, 2007 at 4:1111 PM
Posted by: Derek

Sun Nov 4, 6:02 PM ET

VICTORVILLE, United States (AFP) – A robotic car built by private university students backed by General Motors was crowned champion on Sunday of a race sponsored by US military officials intent on putting the technology to work on battlefields by 2015.

Engineering students from Carnegie Mellon University in the US state of Pennsylvania won a two-million-dollar prize for being rated the top finisher in a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency “Urban Challenge” held Saturday.

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