Audi Developing Moon Rover for Potential $30 Million Payday From Google’s Lunar Xprize

By: | July 1st, 2015

Audi has enlisted a team of German scientists and engineers in order to help the car company build a moon rover for the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.

The team, called Part-Time Scientists, is backed by Audi which claims to be “supporting the [project] with… know-how in several fields of technology – from Quattro all-wheel drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving.”

The first team to successfully get a rover to the moon, trek 500 meters across its surface, and beam HD video back to Earth will receive a $30 million prize as part of Google’s Lunar XPRIZE.

Part-Time Scientists are aiming for their first launch in 2017 when the rover will attempt to land in the same area Apollo 17 touched down.

Marshall Smith

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