Saturday, December 18, 2004

Schedule and Timeline of DARPA's Grand Challenge 2005

Here is the timeline for participants of the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge Race (extracted from the rules.)

* Table 1. Application – Five Parts

Part 1 - Team Information, Submit by e-mail, February 11, 2005

Part 2 (A and B) - Additional Information and Certification of Team Funding and Support, Postal submission, February 11, 2005

Part 3 - Vehicle Specification Sheet, Submit by e-mail, March 11, 2005

Part 4 - Video Demonstration Postal submission, March 11, 2005

Part 5 (A and B) - Site Visit Agreement, Postal submission, March 11, 2005

* Table 2. Selection and Qualification Process

Step I – Announcement of teams selected for site visits
Results from review of vehicle specification sheet and video demonstration, April 4, 2005

Step II - Site visits Conducted by DARPA representatives, May 2–15, 2005 (May 16–21 backup dates)

Announcement of 40 teams selected for National Qualification Event (semifinalists)
Based on results from site visits, June 1, 2005

Technical papers submitted Required from all semifinalists, August 15, 2005

Meeting with all semifinalist team leaders Mandatory attendance at California Speedway, September 27, 2005

Step III - National Qualification Event

Semifinalists participate, September 27–October 6, 2005

Announcement of 20 teams selected for Grand Challenge Event (finalists)
Based on results from National Qualification Event, October 6, 2005

Meeting with all finalist team leaders
Mandatory attendance near departure area, October 7, 2005

Grand Challenge Event, Finalists participate, October 8, 2005.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

You Are Nothing Without Your Robot Car, Nothing!

We followed her advice, our entry is going to be a modified 4 wheel-drive Jeep Cherokee Laredo.