About SAE AutoDrive Events


SAE International and General Motors have partnered to headline sponsor AutoDrive Challenge™, the latest of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series.

This newly established, three-year autonomous vehicle competition will task students to develop and demonstrate a full autonomous driving passenger vehicle. The technical goal of the competition is to navigate an urban driving course in an automated driving mode as described by SAE Standard (J3016) level 4 definition by year three.

Throughout the AutoDrive Challenge™ competition cycle, students and faculty will be invited to attend technology-specific workshops to help them in their concept refinement and overall autonomous technical understanding. The competition consists of eight teams from select universities that were invited to participate in the inaugural competition.

AutoDrive Challenge 2 Results

View Excel & PDF Results from Year 1 of the AutoDrive Challenge II in MCity, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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When using the SAE International Logo and the Collegiate Design Series word marks (i.e.: AutoDrive Challenge™) please adhere to the Guidelines that are in each folder. If your team has any questions please contact collegiatecompetitions@sae.org.

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For questions, please contact collegiatecompetitions@sae.org.