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DARPA Urban Challenge semi-finalists announced

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Today, DARPA announced the 36 semi-finalists for its Urban Challenge autonomous vehicle competition. The top 20 teams from the National Qualifying Event (to be held Oct. 26-31) will move on to the Urban Challenge final event on November 3. Teams will compete for cash prizes worth $2 million for first, $1 million for second, and $500,000 for third place.

DARPA Urban Challenge Home – Link
Press release (PDF) with list of semi-finalists – Link

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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