University of Waterloo team enters “Auto Drive Challenge” to develop self-driving car – 570 NEWS

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The University of Waterloo has entered into a competition to create a self-driving car against the University of Toronto and six American universities.The “Auto Drive Challenge” encourages undergraduate teams to develop a self-driving car by April of 2020.The teams are given a Chevrolet Bolt, computers and some sensors to help complete their task.“The students will attach the sensors to the car, hook them up to some computers in the trunk, and then write a whole lot of software to understand the data from the sensors, and then decide where the car should go,” explains University of Waterloo Professor Derek Rayside, who is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.Although the University of Waterloo is competing against one other Canadian university, the University of Toronto, Professor Rayside says he and Tim Barefoot, from the University of Toronto, have a “gentleman’s agreement” to take first and second place.

Source: University of Waterloo team enters “Auto Drive Challenge” to develop self-driving car – 570 NEWS

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