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" Little Ben" - 4th Place Finisher At The 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge
The Ben Franklin Racing Team was the 4th place finisher at the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. The team was led by the University of Pennsylvania with partners Lehigh University and Lockheed Martin. The vehicle platform, nicknamed "Ben", is built upon a commercial 2006 Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid car, which was modified for autonomous control and navigation for competition.