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Western Washington University X Prize car also out of the running


Another update from the Automotive X Prize competition.

We’ve reported that Spokane’s electric car, the Tango, developed by, is now out of the running to win some of the $10 million in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. We learned, too, that the WWU-designed car that made it to the finals also was eliminated this week. The finals are at the Michigan International Speedway near Ann Arbor.

Westerns’ Viking 45 vehicle, in the picture, did not pass the accident avoidance test within the six-attempt limit.

Tony Ahmann, a 2005 Shadle Park graduate and Class of 2009 from WWU, was on the Viking team.

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