Follow the link below to easily see all the approved suppliers available. Remember to keep checking back as new sponsors join the challenge!

Equipment Suppliers Page

CTech Manufacturing

Items Available: High-performance aluminum toolboxes, pit carts, and cabinets for both trailer and garage/workshop application. CTech can provide personalized storage consultation and strategies

Cart Catalog
Cabinet Catalog

Discount Offer: All products discounted from MSRP

Discount Amount: 31.5% (Registration required at the CTech SAE Resource Page

Additional Information: For more detailed information regarding CTech's SAE sponsorship program please Click Here
Any inquiries or questions may be directed to [email protected]

Hexagon | NovAtel

Items Available: PwrPak7D-E2 GNSS+INS Enclosure
GNSS-502 VEXXIS Antenna
TerraStar-C PRO Correction Services subscription

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information: Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

NovAtel, part of Hexagon, is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured autonomy and positioning on land, sea, and air. For NovAtel, positioning is only assured when it is precise, accurate, reliable, available and authentic.

With the dramatic rise in demand for positioning and location-based services across every business landscape, our solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on our ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding of environments.

Our solutions are critical to precision agriculture, defense, transportation, marine, survey, and many other industry applications.

Our technologies focus on GNSS and INS (Inertial Navigation Systems), including global corrections services, anti-jamming and anti-spoofing, as well as advanced algorithms for specialized applications.

MathWorks Inc.

Items Available: MATLAB and Simulink Software, MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Resources, Online Training: Code Generation, Physical Modeling Training and Computer Vision Training

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information: Complimentary MATLAB and Simulink software—get access to a full suite of products for automotive design and computer vision.

MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge—Video series and blog covering topics relevant to automotive student teams. Everything from the basics of MATLAB and Simulink to getting more in depth on how to improve your car's development is covered. Automotive student teams also share their keys to success with examples. All resources can be accessed via this link. Join the MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Facebook Group to stay informed and ask questions.

Online Trainings—Physical Modeling Training: These training materials will help your team get started with modeling, simulating, and analyzing automotive parts. Code Generation Training: This training series will help you get started with generating readable and editable standalone C/C++ code from MATLAB® and Simulink®. Computer Vision Training: These training materials will help your team get started with designing and deploying computer vision algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink.

Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd

Items Available: Inertial Navigation Systems

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount:100 %

Additional Information: OxTS manufacture inertial navigation systems used widely by automotive OEMs in autonomous vehicle applications. Our tightly coupled GNSS/INS technology is utilised by engineers to measure position (0.01m), orientation (0.03°) and velocity (0.05km/h) for accurate reference data and precision guidance. Our success comes from our desire to innovate in problem areas for our customers. Our specialised products and dedicated Applications Team provide solutions to positioning challenges within the autonomous vehicle sector. We are proud to support the AutoDrive challenge. For updates on our continued developments follow our LinkedIn page:

Siemens Equipment

Items Available: Engineering Software, Training and Support to Academic Institutions and student competition teams.

Discount Offer: For student competition teams, everything is zero cost: software, tech support and online training courses. For universities’ faculty we offer a very large discount for use in engineering courses and academic research.

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Additional Information: Siemens’ Academic Partnership Program provides engineering software, online training and technical support to schools and student teams to improve the ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists for great careers in industry, such as automotive and aerospace. The program is the most comprehensive of its kind, serving students at thousands of universities worldwide, and uniquely offers integrated software tools for every engineering and manufacturing discipline. The extensive software range includes electrical systems and semiconductor design (Siemens EDA), as well as mechanical CAD & Analysi, embedded software, manufacturing, design and simulation tools that enables the ‘Digital Twin’ methodology used by all the top-tier student teams.

For student teams, there’s an excellent series of short Youtube videos organized by sub-team topics (aero, suspension, electrical, etc.).

Siemens is the largest and most comprehensive engineering software company in the world – and we want to enable your future. If you are interested in becoming an academic partner, please fill out the software grant application to let us know your information and which software you’re interested in.