On The Path To Pike’s Peak: New Video of Stanford’s Robot Car

On The Path To Pike’s Peak: New Video of Stanford’s Robot Car

It will be one of the more daring feats of robotic driving ever attempted: Stanford’s autonomous car, an Audi named Shelley, will race up Pike’s Peak at breakneck speeds. T

The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) is also working with Volkswagen to produce a self-parking car.

Why we still love board games

From FT (h/t Marginal Revolution), an interesting article, Why we still love board games
In Germany, serious board gaming is cool. Many of these games have a transportation or spatial economic theme (e.g. Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan).

INSTR

The Fourth triennial INternational Symposium on Transportation network Reliability (INSTR) starts tomorrow morning at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. We have a pre-conference dinner tonight at Tea House. The symposium program is available at the website. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Italy to China in driverless vehicles

AP reports: Italy to China in driverless vehicles

A team of Italian engineers on Tuesday launched what has been billed as the longest-ever test drive of driverless vehicles: a 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile), three-month road trip from Italy to China, not in search of silk, but to test the limits of future automotive technology.