AutoDrive Challenge Newsletter- January Issue

Date: February 6 & 7
Location: SAE International, Warrendale PA
What: AutoDrive Challenge sponsors will be onsite here in Warrendale to host technical skillshops for a two-day workshop. Teams will have the opportunity to learn and engage with each sponsor session as well as have a dedicated mapping session with David Craig. 10 students will be able to attend the workshop and join sponsors in a networking dinner in the city.

Sponsors attending:
General Motors
On Semiconductor
Siemens- New AutoDrive sponsor!
Digital Engineering Solutions
Novatel/Hexagon (video only)


Facebook Photo Contest

Attention Collegiate Design Series (CDS) teams! We are looking for photos, your photos! You capture the best moments of your team and work, and we want to share those stories!
What we are searching for are:
• progress pics of your mobility engineering project
• candids of your team working in the shop
• team photos (group or selfies)
• community events the team has participated in
• photos taken at CDS events

Check your CDS event facebook page for more details starting Jan 20! AutoDrive Challenge Facebook
Photographs submitted could be used in SAE International marketing materials though out the 2020 competition season and beyond. All photos must be submitted to Facebook by 11:59 PM EST on Feb 3, 2020.

Level 4- AutoDrive Challenge Podcast

Did you know we have a podcast? Have you listened recently? Checkout our latest episode: Why Should I work for General Motors? Later in January we will bring you a dedicated episode on the Transportation Research Center, our Year 3 Competition site. Subscribe to our channel today so you never miss an episode! Subscribe Now

SAE Membership News

January is Mentor Month, and we are celebrating mentors and mentees!
We want to celebrate everyone who is part of the Mentor Community in Member Connection. Join us for our third Mentor Mixer January 30 -31, with Maura Chmielowiec and Derek Donovan from General Motors, Lonnie Dong from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and Mehar Bade, Doctoral student at WVU and winner of the first annual Student and YP Tech Paper Competition. We’ll be talking about Time Management and how the most successful people juggle different projects and tasks. Plus, if you participate, not only will you gain valuable insight into successful work habits, but you’ll also be entered for a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards. Not enrolled in the Mentor Community yet? Sign up here and tap into the knowledge and experience of the SAE community.

Collegiate Design Series Alumni

Are you recent graduate or soon to be graduating? Would love to keep you engaged with CDS after your graduate! Join us on our CDS Alumni Facebook Group to learn about volunteer opportunities, jobs, new programs and more!

Welcome Siemens to Year 3

Siemens is joining the AutoDrive Challenge in Year 3. One of their software programs is PreScan. PreScan software is an autonomous simulation system that enables virtual testing of your autonomous system for software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop development and verification. The Simcenter PreScan simulation environment produces highly realistic, physics-based simulation of raw sensor data for potential driving scenarios and traffic situations. It's competitive strength is the accuracy of the sensor physics simulations. Click here for more information. For more information on what they have to offer your team be sure to checkout the equipment supplier page.