logo
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Scotland rejects independence in historic vote Read more
Watch ABC40 News Live!   (View)

URI students place 2nd in intelligent car contest

Car-TrafficSOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Three University of Rhode Island computer engineering students, including a Massachusetts resident, are among the top finishers in a national competition to build a car that can drive without any humans controlling it.

Seniors Jillian Burgess of North Kingstown, Ben Ricci of Portsmouth and Steve Norris of North Attleboro, Mass., came in second in the Freescale Cup.

They started with a model car kit, standard components and a computer, then built the vehicle and wrote programs and algorithms to get the car to drive itself on a circuitous route.

They had the fastest car last month against 16 other university teams in the eastern region. But they lost to the winner in the west, the University of California at Berkeley.

The world championship is being held in China later this year.

 


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus