I am convinced that robots have a role in ending global warming. My thoughts are on http://www.enviroteach.com/Transportation.html. To show that self-driving cars are an accessible technology, I have started the urbanchallenge project on sourceforge. It has two configurations: 1. A robot control system (simpler than MOAST) that runs with USARSIM; 2. One or more physical vehicles directed by micro-controllers running this system.
I would welcome help from USARSIM people.