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Two Canadian Universities Selected for New Autonomous Vehicle Competition

Two Canadian Universities Selected for New Autonomous Vehicle Competition






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Oshawa, Ontario (Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017) – At WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience, SAE International and General Motors announced that a University of Toronto and a University of Waterloo are finalists among 8 North American universities who will contest in a arriving unconstrained car settlement competition, AutoDrive Challenge™.

This new unconstrained car settlement foe will be a three-year plea to rise and denote a full unconstrained pushing newcomer vehicle. The competition’s technical idea is to navigate an civic pushing march in an programmed pushing mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) turn 4 clarification by Year 3.

The other finalists are: Kettering University, Michigan State University, Michigan Tech, North Carolina AT University, Texas AM University and Virginia Tech.

“SAE International is vehement to enhance a partnership with GM to build a destiny STEM workforce by a AutoDrive Challenge™,” pronounced Chris Ciuca, executive of Pre-Professional Programs during SAE International. “Building on a success by programs like Formula SAE, a AutoDrive Challenge™ launches a new height to rivet attention and academia in operative towards a common idea of scheming immature minds for a destiny of unconstrained technologies.”

Throughout a three-year competition, students will concentration on unconstrained technologies and concede for alteration and testing. They will work with real-world applications of intuiting technologies, computing platforms, program settlement doing and modernized mathematics methods such as: mechanism vision, settlement recognition, appurtenance learning, synthetic intelligence, sensor alloy and unconstrained car controls.

“Congratulations to a Universities of Toronto and Waterloo on this smashing achievement, we are really vehement to work closely with them over a subsequent 3 years,” pronounced Brain Tossan, director, Canadian Technical Centre, GM Canada. “We are unapproachable to support SAE International and initiatives such as a AutoDrive Challenge™; as we demeanour to grow a Canadian engineering bottom over a subsequent few years, these tyro competitions are a good source of talent for us.”

“We are anxious to be comparison and demeanour brazen to competing,” pronounced highbrow Tim Barfoot of a University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science Engineering. “The AutoDrive Challenge™ builds on a low believe in robotics and unconstrained vehicles, and we demeanour brazen to operative with mentors from GM Canada to move a students’ creativity and settlement savvy to a competition.”

“It is an honour to be selected as a finalist and a good event for a students,” pronounced Derek Rayside, an electrical and mechanism engineering highbrow and AutoDrive Challenge™ imagination confidant during a University of Waterloo. “Student competitions such as the AutoDrive Challenge™ concede a undergraduates to benefit first-hand believe while training from attention leaders like GM Canada.”

GM will yield any group a Chevrolet Bolt EV as a car platform. Strategic partners and suppliers will assist a students in their record growth by providing car tools and software. Throughout a AutoDrive Challenge™ foe cycle, students and imagination will be invited to attend technology-specific workshops to assistance them in their judgment excellence and altogether unconstrained technical understanding.

Year 1, that starts in a tumble 2017, will concentration on judgment preference for university teams by carrying them turn informed with their intuiting and mathematics software. They will be tasked with execution of a judgment settlement created paper as good as elementary missions for on-site evaluation. These elementary missions can embody true alley pushing and intent avoidance/detection.

In Year 2, a teams will labour their judgment selections into a plain complement growth and will have some-more severe energetic events for contrast onsite including energetic intent showing and mixed line changing.

Year 3 will cap with final validation of their settlement and judgment refinement. The teams will navigate formidable objectives of on-site testing, including aloft speeds, turnabouts, and relocating intent detection.

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