U of T’s aUToronto team wins first competition of AutoDrive Challenge

The University of Toronto’s aUToronto team has come out on top at the first competition of the three-year AutoDrive Challenge.

The competition, created by GM and SAE International, challenged eight universities from across North America to turn an electric Chevy Bolt completely self-driving by 2020.

The student team, which includes undergraduate and graduate students from across the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the department of computer science, received its Chevy Bolt in October 2017 and dubbed it Zeus. They have since been working to convert Zeus’s systems to meet the set of challenges for the first competition, and prepare for the second.

“We placed a lot of emphasis on building a robust system that can deal with different environments and lighting conditions,” faculty adviser Angela Schoellig, an assistant professor at U of T’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, explained about the team’s strategy for success. Full story…