No human needed: NSAPC debuts driverless vehicle prototype

“What Google is doing would be easy,” said Patrick Delay, an electrical engineer working with a team on the RaDER project. “What we’re doing is hard.” Google’s car operates on roads that already are thoroughly mapped and presumably well-maintained, but a road map of Afghanistan, for instance, is probably not going to be as reliable, and the RaDER will be required to go where there is no road.