Must Read: IBM Provides Smartphone Data Services for Solar-Powered Robot Car Journey From Italy to China

UPDATE: A picture of the car is here.  Can you say E-Love Bug?

This is a must read, if only to see what the headline really means.  I found it as a press release on IBM.com.

IBM Provides Smartphone Data Services for Solar-Powered Robot Car Journey From Italy to China

Here’s the first sentence.  I dare you not to click through and read it:

MILAN, Italy – 26 Jul 2010: The VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge (VIAC), an epic 13,000km journey from Parma, Italy to Shanghai, China using unmanned, solar energy powered vehicles, aims to showcase the benefits of green transport. (Full article here.)

I hope it looks like this, but I doubt it.

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