Polaris RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge 2611136
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|Tuesday, November 26, 2013 06:55 6M|
|Polaris RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge.|
Polaris® Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles, today announced that Polaris RANGER® XP 900 EPS vehicles will be used as part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge to be held December 20-21, 2013, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla.
The RANGER XP 900 EPS was customized for the Challenge with a remote SafeStop Electronic Throttle Kill and Brake Actuation technology.
In the early stages of a number of recent disasters, it was clear there were limitations to what mitigation steps humans could take due to dangerous conditions. The DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to spur development of advanced robots that can help humans to better respond to future disasters.