Photos: Gearing up for DARPA Challenge

Photos: Gearing up for DARPA Challenge

Summary: Qualifying is over as the finalists prepare for the $2 million race Oct. 8 for robot-driven vehicles.

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  • The Stanford Racing Team's "Stanley," a modified Volkswagen Touareg, drives itself on the 2.3-mile race track at the qualifying event for the DARPA Grand Challenge, scheduled for Oct. 8 at the California Speedway, near Primm Valley, Nev.

  • Stanley did qualify for the DARPA desert race of unmanned vehicles, which features a $2 million prize. It finished the seven-day qualifying event without hitting any obtacles.

  • Sandstorm

    Sandstorm, from Carnegie Mellon University's Red Team, is one of the favorites of this year's race.

    Note the dust trail picked up just driving through the testing area. Imagine what it will be like riding over desert roads.

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