Ready, Steady, GO!

More action shots at the DARPA Grand Challenge.

Photograph by Michael Darter

The Blue Team's autonomous motorcycle, in a typical pose during qualifying trials at the California Speedway.
Photograph by Michael Darter

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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