AutoDrive Challenge II

SAE International and General Motors are proud to announce the launch of the SAE AutoDrive Challenge™ II. The competition continues the strong partnership between GM and SAE in STEM education and will build on the ground-breaking success of the original four-year series, AutoDrive Challenge™. Our second series aims to have participating university teams develop and demonstrate an autonomous vehicle (AV) that can navigate urban driving courses as described by SAE Standard (J3016™) Level 4 automation. As part of SAE’s Collegiate Design Series (CDS) this second series expands the ground-breaking SAE AutoDrive Challenge™, which began in 2017 and runs through the academic year 2021.

Universities interested in submitting a Proposal for the new four-year competition beginning in the Fall 2021 should download the document here. The Request for Proposal should be this document to get a better understanding of the competition, timeline, and the expectations of your university prior to submitting the required documentation online.

There are a limited number of openings that will be available on a first come first serve basis that will open on September 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) on the website.

Due to COVID-19 we have made a modification to the GM event in November. We will be cancelling the ADAS in-person challenge for AutoDrive Challenge™ II team members. For the Faculty Advisor Interviews we will be scheduling a WebEx Meeting with each advisor on the submitted proposal to conduct this portion of the process.

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