AutoDrive Challenge™ II

Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 2-8, 2024

Equipment Suppliers

Companies may become involved in Collegiate Competition Events at the competitor's level by registering as an Equipment Supplier. The following companies are supplying parts to competing teams for free, at cost or discounted from retail.

Please email Brandie Sberna for details and pricing of becoming an Equipment Supplier.


Items Available: Vista®-P60 lidar, Vista®-X90 lidar, and Nova lidar

Discount Offer: $4,000, $6,500, and $5,000

Discount Amount: 33%

Additional Information:

Vista®-P60 lidar: Cepton's signature high-performance lidar sensor featuring a range of up to 200m at 30% reflectivity, angular resolution of 0.25° x 0.25° at 10 Hz or 0.27° x 0.27° at 16 Hz, and a field of view of 60° (H) x 22° (V). Powered by Cepton's patented Micro Motion Technology (MMT®), this compact lidar sensor features a rotation-free, frictionless and mirrorless design to offer a wide range of seamless vehicle integration options. Vista-P60 has currently been widely deployed by Cepton customers and partners in worldwide projects.

Vista®-X90 lidar: Cepton's state-of-the-art auto-grade lidar sensor, with a custom version of this model selected for a major lidar production program with a Top 3 global OEM. Vista-X90 features long range (up to 200m at 10% reflectivity), high angular resolution (up to 0.13° x 0.13° ) and a field of view of 90° (H) x 25° (V). Built upon Cepton's patented MMT® platform, this rotation-free, frictionless and mirrorless lidar offers a superior combination of performance, reliability and embeddability to enable seamless integration into different parts of an automobile.

Nova lidar: Cepton's latest miniature, wide FOV auto-grade lidar sensor for near-range applications. Nova lidar is designed to help minimize perception blind spots by addressing major gaps in proximity detection of objects. Powered by Cepton’s patented MMT®, Nova offers a wide field of view in both horizontal (120°) and vertical (90°) directions, a range of up to 25m at 10% reflectivity and an angular resolution 0.4° x 0.4° (specifications taken from B sample). Nova is extremely compact and lightweight, consumes less than 5W of power, and is rotation-free, frictionless and mirrorless to enable elegant integration into multiple locations of the vehicle.

Product delivery timelines may vary. Please contact for detailed sensor specifications, maturity status and other information.

CTech Manufacturing

Items Available: High-performance aluminum toolboxes, pit carts, and cabinets for both trailer and garage/workshop application. CTech can provide personalized storage consultation and strategies

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Discount Offer: All products discounted from MSRP

Discount Amount: 31.5% (Registration required at the CTech SAE Resource Page

Additional Information: For more detailed information regarding CTech's SAE sponsorship program please Click Here
Any inquiries or questions may be directed to

MathWorks Inc.

Items Available: MATLAB and Simulink Software, MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Resources, Online Training: Code Generation, Physical Modeling Training and Computer Vision Training

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information: Complimentary MATLAB and Simulink software—get access to a full suite of products for automotive design and computer vision.

MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge—Video series and blog covering topics relevant to automotive student teams. Everything from the basics of MATLAB and Simulink to getting more in depth on how to improve your car's development is covered. Automotive student teams also share their keys to success with examples. All resources can be accessed via this link. Join the MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Facebook Group to stay informed and ask questions.

Online Trainings—Physical Modeling Training: These training materials will help your team get started with modeling, simulating, and analyzing automotive parts. Code Generation Training: This training series will help you get started with generating readable and editable standalone C/C++ code from MATLAB® and Simulink®. Computer Vision Training: These training materials will help your team get started with designing and deploying computer vision algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink.


Items Available: PwrPak7D-E2 GNSS+INS enclosure, GNSS-502 antennas, TerraStar-C Pro PPP correction service, HxGN SmartNet RTK correction service

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount: 100%

Additional Information:

The PwrPak7D-E2 donated to each team for AutoDrive Challenge II is an advanced OEM7 dual antenna Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) + Inertial Navigation System (INS) enclosure that uses NovAtel SPAN technology to provide world-class 3D positioning, attitude, and timing performance in an integrated, single box solution. The multi-constellation, multi-frequency, dual-antenna input allows the PwrPak7D-E2 to harness the power of TerraStar PPP correction services, RTK corrections, and ALIGN heading functionality. It contains an Epson G370N MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), built-in Wi-Fi, on-board NTRIP client and server support, and 16 GB of internal storage to provide many interface options alongside seamless positioning, quick alignment and excellent overall performance for its size.

NovAtel, part of Hexagon, is a global technology leader, pioneering end-to-end solutions for assured positioning for land, sea, and air. NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Its solutions are empowering intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries that depend on the ability to tackle the most complex challenges in the most demanding environments. Learn more at

Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd

Items Available: Inertial Navigation Systems

Discount Offer: Free

Discount Amount:100 %

Additional Information: OxTS manufacture inertial navigation systems used widely by automotive OEMs in autonomous vehicle applications. Our tightly coupled GNSS/INS technology is utilised by engineers to measure position (0.01m), orientation (0.03°) and velocity (0.05km/h) for accurate reference data and precision guidance. Our success comes from our desire to innovate in problem areas for our customers. Our specialised products and dedicated Applications Team provide solutions to positioning challenges within the autonomous vehicle sector. We are proud to support the AutoDrive challenge. For updates on our continued developments follow our LinkedIn page:

Siemens Software

Items Available: Engineering Software, Training and Support to Academic Institutions and student competition teams.

Discount Offer: For student competition teams, everything is zero cost: software, tech support and online training courses. For universities’ faculty we offer a very large discount for use in engineering courses and academic research.

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Additional Information: Siemens’ Academic Partnership Program provides engineering software, online training and technical support to schools and student teams to improve the ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists for great careers in industry, such as automotive and aerospace. The program is the most comprehensive of its kind, serving students at thousands of universities worldwide, and uniquely offers integrated software tools for every engineering and manufacturing discipline. The extensive software range includes electrical systems and semiconductor design (Siemens EDA), as well as mechanical CAD & Analysi, embedded software, manufacturing, design and simulation tools that enables the ‘Digital Twin’ methodology used by all the top-tier student teams.

For student teams, there’s an excellent series of short Youtube videos organized by sub-team topics (aero, suspension, electrical, etc.).

Siemens is the largest and most comprehensive engineering software company in the world – and we want to enable your future. If you are interested in becoming an academic partner, please fill out the software grant application to let us know your information and which software you’re interested in.

Siemens Mobility business group is a leading provider of sustainable and efficient transport solutions for rail transportation and electric vehicles.

Will be donating VersiCharge EV charger equipment to each AutoDrive Challenge team.