Tomorrow Technology at NC. A&T today : GM Selects N.C. A&T for New Autonomous Vehicle Competition  Tonya Dixon
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's, College of Engineering Kickoff the 3-Year GM AutoDrive Challenge “ Tuesday, Nov. 7, on the front lawn of McNair Hall. A&T was selected as one of eight North American universities that will compete in the General Motors three-year AutoDrive Challenge. The event showcased a Chevrolet Bolt EV (provided by GM) as the vehicle platform. The team will transform, develop and demonstrate it as a fully


autonomous passenger vehicle. The competition’s technical goal is to present the vehicle fully capable of navigating an urban driving course, in an automated driving mode (as described by predetermined definitions and standards) by year three of the challenge.
Greensboro, N.C. (April 10, 2017) -- The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress Experience, General Motors Co. (GM) and SAE International announced North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University one of eight North American universities that will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge.The new autonomous vehicle design competition is a three-year challenge to develop and demonstrate a fully autonomous passenger vehicle.The competition’s technical goal is navigating an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE
Standard (J3016) Level 4 definition by year three of the challenge. “The College of Engineering is very proud that our team has been selected for this competition.  I am very confident in the capabilities of the faculty team committed to the project, as their expertise in vehicle design and autonomy is why we chose to target this AutoChallenge,” said Robin Coger, dean of the College of Engineering. “Representatives from our faculty team are eager to move forward with the preparations necessary to ensure the team’s success.”   Autonomous Vehicle Competition