Friday, January 18, 2008

The Ubuntu car

You probably have heard about the DARPA Urban Challenge, the contest where autonomous ground vehicles conduct a series of simulated military supply missions without any human assistance.

What you probably didn't know was that last edition's winner, the Carnegie Mellon University's vehicle, runs Ubuntu.

This automated vehicle uses a dozen Intel Core 2 processors, but at the bottom of the software stack is Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake" Linux.

Well, I guess if Ubuntu is good enough to run on a driverless car, then it's good enough to run on your PC :-)

Source: Phoronix

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