Acura NSX fans will have three competitors to cheer on at the 100th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. Brothers James and Nick Robinson, from the company's engineering team, will pilot a pair of the supercars in the Time Attack 1 and 2 classes. But the more interesting race car might be the NSX-inspired all-electric prototype car driven by Tetsuya Yamano in the Electric Modified Class.
While Google's bubble-shaped car putters around in California and Tesla's Autopilot guides cars into garages, Georgia Tech is taking autonomous driving to the extreme. A team of researchers from both the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering and the School of Interactive Computing at the university have built AutoRally, an autonomous rally truck that pushes the limits of its performance.