The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University is currently prepping an autonomous race car capable of driving without a human behind the wheel for some serious challenges. Designed to tackle challenging terrain and high speeds, Stanford’s four-wheeled robot, named ‘Shelley’, is a computerized Audi TTS. It is getting ready to go for the world record for fastest autonomous land vehicle next month on a dry lake bed in California. It has already reached speeds of 130 mph. The car will also attempt a trip up Pikes Peak in Colorado in September, a first for an unmanned vehicle. Shelley uses GPS receivers to stay on course and computerized algorithms to adjust to the terrain under-wheel.
Source: Motor Crave