DARPA Grand Challenge Course

The 2005 Grand Challenge course will involve 175 miles of rugged terrain in the California/Nevada desert. The general location will be announced as the Oct 8, 2005 event nears, and the exact course waypoints will be released just 2 hours prior to the race.

The 1st Grand Challenge was held on March 13, 2004 on a 143 mile course across the Mojave desert. The course featured some of the most rugged terrain in Southern California.

In May of 2004, Autonomous Vehicle Systems traveled much of the 2004 course. You can see photos of this trip in our Photo Gallery.