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Photograph by Michael Darter

WITHOUT A WIMPER
The Blue Team’s autonomous motorcycle, in a typical pose during qualifying trials at the California Speedway.

The outcome of the DARPA Grand Challenge was arguably disappointing: autonomous vehicles went farther than ever before, but the distance was considerably short of the goal–by about 200 miles. The pictures of the DARPA Grand Challenge, on the other hand, impress with the sheer variety of vehicles in the competition. Come behind the gates for a closer look at some of the DARPA Challengers in action (and, sometimes, out of action).

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