NQE and DGC Photos by Team Tormenta:
NQE and DGC Photos
DARPA Site Visit
For the site visit, the vehicle was required to traverse a 200m course with randomly
placed obstacles (trash cans). The Black Pearl performed nearly flawlessly, staying
within most course boundaries and bumping only one obstacle throughout four runs.
Windows Media (3.94 MB)
Here is the official Team Tormenta
Promotional Video. See the capabilities of our actuated vehicle, plus a
special sneak peek at some of our sensors and inside the The Black
The human in the car is entirely for safety purposes. The steering,
gas, and brake are all hooked to the computers.
Windows Media (24.6 MB) - RealPlayer (17.48
MB) - MPEG2
Autonomous Waypoint Navigation
As part of our application video, we included this clip of the car
autonomously to the GPS waypoint specified by the orange cone.
There's no human involvement, remote or otherwise. The steering, gas,
and brake are all hooked to the computers.
Windows Media (4.31 MB) - RealPlayer (3.94 MB) - MPEG2 (6.0
successful Palos Verdes High School
QID (Qualification) run. In this video,
vehicle navigates between DARPA-selected GPS (Global Positioning
pairs called "waypoints", while avoiding pre-positioned obstacles.
of the obstacles (A blue van with SCORE Off-Road racing bumper stickers)
positioned directly on the GPS waypoint. The PVRW vehicle was one of
which never touched that van during the whole QID week.
of the four students who wrote the core software onboard the vehicle
are now on
Windows Media (6.16 MB) - RealPlayer (4.09 MB)