Monday, May 16, 2005

DARPA Grand Challenge - Insight Racing

Completing their DARPA site visit, Cary, NC based Insight Racing seems charged to go:

"We stayed in bounds for the entire course, every run giving us 30 completed gates. We also avoided the barrels 5 of 6 times. We completed all 7 of our objectives on our 600 meter optional course as well."

In January, the team's vehicle was the first to successfully complete the 2.5 mile alpha course at Joint Unmanned Systems Test Experimentation and Research(JOUSTER) Site at Virginia International Raceway which included dirt roads, numerous winding turns, mud, and man made obstacles.

With 5 months to go before the big race, they look like they may be one of the contenders.