For those not in the know, there's this thing held every so often called the DARPA challenge where people modify cars to drive themselves across the land, instead of having people doing the, er, footwork. Anyway, San Diego based group Axion Racing was tired from making the cars drive themselves -- it was too easy, they said. So they decided to take a PS3 running Linux, slap it into the car, and have it process a series of camera information to assist in keeping the car on the road.
Yet another insane use
for the PS3 and the Cell processor, if you ask us. This must be the only console to have such limitless applications, but this one borders on ridiculous. We're not saying it's a bad idea or it's sort of silly, but it has that "if we can do it, let's" vibe. It's an unnecessary way to do things, but Axion Racing is going to prove that the PS3 can, in fact, drive you to work if you let it.