DARPA launches first phase of "open source" vehicle design challenge

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 2, 2012 8:43 PM EDT
ars technica; By Sean Gallagher
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Today, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) opened up registration for the FANG Challenges, a set of three next-generation military vehicle design competitions that will kick off in January, and will put tools based on approaches borrowed from software development and chip design in the hands of teams of engineers and designers. In an effort to reinvent how such complex systems are designed and built, DARPA is preparing for the first real test of its efforts to use open-source software and Web collaboration—with millions of dollars in prize money at stake.

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