Intelligent Vehicle Safety Technologies

Robot: "Desert Tortoise"

Body: Ford F250

Affiliations: PercepTek, Honeywell, Ford, and Delphi

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Leader: William Klarquist

Team size: 20

Budget: Not available

Key technologies: An intelligent perception architecture that shifts context based on terrain type to select the best configuration of video, lidar, and radar sensors to travel safely

Biggest challenge(s): Coordinating the development effort across four remotely located organizations

Race results: Out of race at 14 miles

What they're up to now: Working on advanced sensing and robotic control for air and ground platforms on government and commercial efforts

Where the vehicle is now: Being used as a shared resource among the teammates for testing navigation and perception algorithms