Kettering University's autonomous driving Chevy Bolt

Autodrive

Kettering University was one of eight schools in North America to be selected to participate in the first AutoDrive Challenge.  The Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) International and General Motors recently announced  Kettering University will compete in AutoDrive Challenge II which puts students at the forefront of technological innovation related to the development of autonomous vehicles.

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Members of Kettering University's Autodrive team accepted the 2021 SAE Championship cup for their work on the Chevy Bolt competition vehicle..

AutoDrive Team Wins SAE Collegiate Cup

The Kettering AutoDrive team won the 2021 SAE Collegiate Cup after presenting a season recap video. Each team was tasked with creating a 15-minute video based on its "Design Series" project. 

The team received a $500 prize and the Collegiate Cup during a presentation on campus April 14.

AutoDrive Challenge

SAE International and General Motors (GM) have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge™, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series.

This autonomous vehicle competition tasks students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition.

Kettering University is participating in the competition alongside the following schools:

  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technical University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • Virginia Tech

Kettering University Involvement

Kettering University’s campus is equipped with the infrastructure and faculty expertise to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicle technologies.

Infrastructure

Kettering is the only college campus in the country with an industry-standard proving ground. The facility includes a low-speed road course with elevation and surface changes, a 3.25 acre test pad built to race track performance specifications and other features aimed at creating diverse testing environments. A garage facility includes automotive bays, conference and office space and indoor lab space.

Faculty Expertise

Faculty in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science collaboratively developed the goals, objectives and opportunities for current and future Kettering students to participate in the AutoDrive Challenge.

This challenge puts Kettering students at the forefront of technological innovation related to the development of autonomous vehicles, connects them with a network of scholars and peers from the nation’s elite schools who are attempting to solve similar challenges and provides access to national workshops hosted by SAE International.

  • The AutoDrive Challenge

    AutoDrive Challenge

    SAE International and General Motors (GM) have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge™, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series.

    This autonomous vehicle competition tasks students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition.

    Kettering University is participating in the competition alongside the following schools:

    • Michigan State University
    • Michigan Technical University
    • North Carolina A&T University
    • Texas A&M University
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Waterloo
    • Virginia Tech
  • Kettering University Involvement

    Kettering University Involvement

    Kettering University’s campus is equipped with the infrastructure and faculty expertise to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicle technologies.

    Infrastructure

    Kettering is the only college campus in the country with an industry-standard proving ground. The facility includes a low-speed road course with elevation and surface changes, a 3.25 acre test pad built to race track performance specifications and other features aimed at creating diverse testing environments. A garage facility includes automotive bays, conference and office space and indoor lab space.

    Faculty Expertise

    Faculty in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science collaboratively developed the goals, objectives and opportunities for current and future Kettering students to participate in the AutoDrive Challenge.

  • Benefits to Students

    This challenge puts Kettering students at the forefront of technological innovation related to the development of autonomous vehicles, connects them with a network of scholars and peers from the nation’s elite schools who are attempting to solve similar challenges and provides access to national workshops hosted by SAE International.