Carnegie Mellon’s Boss self-driving Tahoe named BOSS was at CES and was driving around a basic road course showing off navigation and traffic handling abilities. The show was going on when we were there, but we overheard someone say that the Boss has 10 Intel Core 2 Duo blades running at 2.16GHz each.
The Boss is a 2007 Chevy Tahoe that uses 19 sensors of six types to perceive its surroundings. Software running on 10 Intel Core2Duo blade computers uses the sensor input to build a model of Boss’ environment and to choose an appropriate set of actions for each road and traffic situation. It’s pretty wild to see a GM Tahoe driving around without someone in the drivers seat.
Hope you enjoyed some CES 2008 coverage that isn’t inside a hotel room or on the show floor!