2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.


Engage Students in Autonomous
Vehicle Development

Through the AutoDrive Challenge, engineering students are competing to achieve breakthroughs in AV technology.

GM is partnering across industries to advance autonomous driving technology. Now, we’re getting university engineering students involved with a three-year autonomous vehicle design competition in collaboration with SAE International. The AutoDrive Challenge’s technical goal is to achieve SAE’s definition of Level IV automation, the point at which a vehicle can handle most dynamic driving tasks with minimal human intervention.

Eight North American universities are participating. Students are working with real-world applications of sensing technologies, computing platforms, software design implementation and advanced computation methods such as computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial intelligence, sensor fusion and autonomous vehicle controls.

GM has provided each team with a Chevrolet Bolt EV as the vehicle platform, and strategic partners and suppliers are aiding the students in their technology development by providing vehicle parts and software. Throughout the competition, students and faculty will be invited to attend technology-specific workshops to help them refine their concepts and better understand technical aspects of autonomous vehicles.

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