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Tartan Racing, a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and General Motors, built Boss, the most advanced autonomous automobile yet.

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Boss detects obstacles, reads road lanes, and determines its whereabouts using an array of radar units, lasers and cameras mounted on the roof and the bumpers.

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Boss preparing to compete in the Darpa Urban Challenge, a race of autonomous vehicles on an obstacle course designed to replicate city driving, in November 2007.

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By avoiding obstacles, obeying road signs and California traffic law, and completing the course 20 minutes faster than any of its competitors, Boss won the Urban Challenge hands-down.