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Mac OS X powered self-driving car fails to finish

updated 10:55 am EDT, Mon October 10, 2005

Car powered by Mac OS X

The Mac OS X powered self-driving car, "Dora", finished only one of four regular runs in its attempt to qualify for the finals of the 2005 DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) . "We had a near perfect run in the morning and just needed to finish the afternoon run to qualify for the finals. Unfortunately, our over-conservative driving strategy caused Dora to think she was boxed in by a single traffic cone, thus ending her run for $2 million."

by MacNN Staff





  1. halicarnassus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm curious?

    Where are the G5's that power the Team Banzai entry? In all of the pictures on their website, I only see three Mac Mini's which are G4 systems.

  1. Newfie

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Well duh; did anyone actually think that you can use a an Apple Mac to get work done?

    Lets grow a brain people. Mac OS X not only has issues, it is primitive, written by unqualified people, and is too slow for real time applications. And running it on Intel isn't going to help either.

    A retarded OS, for retarded people.

  1. mr.anderson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Please

    >A retarded OS, for retarded people

    if this is the case, you better hurry up and get your first mac... r*****!

  1. technocoy

    Joined: Dec 1969




  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Please

    I think Newfie needs to continue to work on his/her comedic ability. Obviously this is a poor attempt at humour as even a windows troll wouldn't lay it on so thick with such wild drivel. There's a distinct difference between witty sarcasm and being an idiot. It is always helpful to be provided with examples of this difference to prevent others from making the same mistake.

  1. Souljah

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not G5s...G4s..sheesh!

    Aug 30, 2005 - Team Banzai, Modern Postcard, and Herman Cook Volkswagen invite drivers to attend a special live demonstration event featuring ‘Dora’, a full sized Volkswagen Touareg SUV that drives herself using GPS and laser sensor technology all controlled by three Apple Mac mini computers.

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