Press Release

TROIS-RIVIÈRES—2007-04-19—Cinnamon Peripherals is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Insight Racing team in the Urban Challenge put on by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. Insight Racing also competed in the 2005 event, which was a 130-mile race across the Mojave Desert located in southern California.

The Insight Racing team is using Mac mini computers in their Lotus car, nick-named "Lone Wolf". Mounting them in tight spaces was a requirement that the CinnaMount mini was more than able to fullfill. Installed in three rows of three stacked CinnaMount minis, the nine small computers will be driving the car by themselves in an urban environment.

According to Grayson Randall, Founder and Team Lead for Insight Racing, “The CinnaMount mini is an essential element to our DARPA solution. Using a Lotus Elise sports car, it is crucial that we mount all our equipment compactly, but with the correct spacing for air flow. The CinnaMount mini is the perfect solution. We are very impressed with this product.”

The DARPA Grand Challenge is a series of robotic vehicle races which where completely computer drive vehicles compete to demonstrate new advanced automotive control technology. The most recent Grand challenge culminated in a 130 mile race across the Mojave Desert in the Southwest US on October 8, 2005. The races are sponsored by the United States Department of Defense and were designed to accelerate the development of vehicles which do not require a human driver. Insight Racing was a finalist in the 2005 Grand Challenge.

The newest race is set to take place November 3, 2007 and pits these smart cars and trucks against one another in a series of missions which take place in city driving conditions. The "smart cars" will have to follow California driving rules, pass other moving vehicles, stop at intersections, and traverse traffic circles, as well as other driving tasks.

For additional information, contact:
Walt Sliva
Insight Racing

Yvan Rivard
Cinnamon Peripherals, Ltd.

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