WHERE THESE HOKIES ARE GOING,
Torc Robotics, in partnership with the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC), is engineering the future of self-driving cars according to this article in
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We spun out of Virginia Tech
," says Torc Robotics CEO and Co-founder Michael Fleming. "
We started operations in 2006 with the DARPA Urban Challenge with Virginia Tech. We have had a 10-year relationship doing R&D with the university. Having 30,000 students in our backyard is an advantage. The relatively low cost of living and the fact that the state of Virginia does not overregulate self-driving technology are big advantages for the work we do. Plus, we have the mountains, rural roads, fog, rain and snow — all the elements needed to fully validate self-driving technology.
Story by: Ron Starner