July 21, 2005
Self-driving car is powered by Mac OS X
Apple technology drives a new fully-autonomous vehicle developed for a major U.S. competition, according to Macworld UK. Team Banzai is one of just 40 teams from around North America to have made it through to the semi-finals of the 2005 DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Grand Challenge. DARPA is the central research and development organization for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The team developed it's Tiger-controlled Volkswagen Touareg (dubbed "Dora") using Mac OS X technologies running on Power Mac G5s for the entire development and race management for the attempt.