Self-driving electric car to be created by new U of T Engineering student team led by UTIAS Professors Barfoot and Schoellig

U of T Engineering’s newest student team will spend the next year retrofitting a Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle with visual sensors, robotic components and software that enable it to drive itself.

The team is one of eight from institutions across North America selected to compete in the first-ever AutoDrive Challenge™. Sponsored jointly by General Motors (GM) and SAE International, the intercollegiate competition tasks students with turning an electric vehicle into a fully self-driving one.

Professor Tim Barfoot (UTIAS) has been working on visual navigation in robots for nearly two decades, and will serve as the team’s primary faculty advisor. Full story…