Audi will self-propelled car on the moon let it ride




Car manufacturer Audi is working on a project to convert a self-propelled car on the moon and let ride around there. Has announced that the manufacturer. Audi is part of a team in the competition Google Lunar XPrize.

Audi has registered with the German team Part Time Scientists, as the automaker announced . This also includes hardware maker Nvidia. The aim is to send an unmanned mission to the Moon and Lunar there an Audi Quattro to run around.

The Lunar Quattro will not be quickly flashed: the maximum speed of 3.6 kilometers per hour, but the question is whether it gets its top speed in the rugged lunar landscape. The self-propelled vehicle is a four wheel hub motors to move for itself. To film the visit to the moon, there are two stereoscopic cameras on the front, while there is also a camera to investigate materials on the moon.

The Lunar Quattro has to drive around north of equator, about the place where the Apollo 17 in 1972, too. The trolley is largely made of aluminum, while a solar panel must provide the vehicle with power. That stream enters a lithium-ion battery.

Part Time Scientists is one of fifteen finalists for the Google Lunar XPrize, with a prize pool of $ 30 million, representing currently approximately 26.8 million, is ready for the teams that run the command best. Part Time Scientists will launch unmanned mission in 2017, but some competitors plans a launch in 2016.


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