AutoDrive Challenge™

May 29 - June 5, 2019 │ Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Creating an account on AutoDriveChallenge.com

  1.  All AutoDrive Challenge™ Participants MUST create an account on the autodrivechallnege.com website. To be considered an active team member and permitted on the team each individual member must complete the non-disclosure agreements that are located on the autodrivechallenge.com website. Navigate to autodrivechallenge.com
  2. Enter your information.  Choose Team Advisor (Authorization Number Required) or Team Captain /Team Member (non-Captain).
  3. Click the Next button.
  4. Select your University from the School List.  If your University begins with “University of…,” it may be listed as “University of…” or “Univ of….“
  5. Select your Team.
  6. Enter your Display Name.  This is the name that will be displayed instead of your account username in the team-related areas of the site.  This should be a name by which others will easily recognize you.
  7. This will create a request that will be sent to theAdvisor for approval.  If that person does not yet have an account, encourage them to sign up here and choose the " Advisor" option so that your team can start using this site.  Once your request has been approved (or rejected) you will be notified via email.

Submitting Required Documents

All documents must be submitted via autodrivechallenge.com .  Each submission box includes file requirements including file types and size requirements.

  1. Navigate to autodrivechallenge.com
  2. Click My Team's Report & Document Submissions.
  3. Scroll to the Submission box that you wish to upload.
  4. Click the Browse button and select your file.
  5. Enter any comments (optional).
  6. Click Upload Now.
  7. Successful submission is indicated by the submission box turning green.

Documents that Require Approval

These documents do not need to be approved prior to the deadline to avoid removal from the competition.  As long as you submit your first legitimate submission prior to the deadline, you will satisfy the submission requirement.  You may upload a new version at any point prior to the absolute deadline.

Documents that do not Require Approval

You may upload a new version at any point prior to the deadline without penalty.  However, after the deadline, you will receive a penalty for every day after the deadline it is submitted up to the maximum allowance for dismissal from competition.

Asking a Rules Question

All rules questions must be submitted on autodrivechallenge.com. Teams are encouraged to print out any rules questions they’ve asked over the competition year to bring to competition.

  1. Navigate to autodrivechallenge.com
  2. Click Ask a Rules Question.
  3. Enter your Subject & Rule Number(s).  Click Next Step.
  4. Type your question.
  5. If you have documents to attach, use the Browse button to select the file and click Upload Now.
  6. Click Post Question.
  7. You will be notified when a Reviewer responds to your question by email.
  8. To review your current Rules Questions, click My Team's Rules Questions.
  9. To see an individual question, click View.
  10. To close an individual question, click Close.

Accessing the Rules FAQ

When our Reviewers see the same questions coming in over and over again, they will create an FAQ.  You can browse all FAQs or search by keyword or Rule Number to see if any FAQs have been written about the topic you’re searching for.

Browse All Rules FAQs

  1. Navigate to autodrivechallenge.com
  2. Click Browse All Rules FAQs.
  3. Click View next to any FAQ to review it.

Search All Rules FAQs

  1. Navigate to autodrivechallenge.com
  2. Click Search All Rules FAQs.
  3. Enter the keywords and click the Search Keyword button or enter the Rule Number and click the Search by Rule Numbers button.
  4. Click the FAQ number next to any FAQ to review the full text.

Accessing SAE MOBILUS

A cooperative program of SAE International’s Education Board and Technical Standards Board is making some of SAE International’s Technical Standards available to teams registered for any North American Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competition at no cost. The Technical Standards referenced in the CDS rules, along with other standards with reference value, will be accessible online to registered teams, team members and faculty advisors.

To access the standards (1) your team must be registered for a competition in North America and (2) the individual team member or faculty advisor wanting access must be affiliated to the team on SAE International’s website (sae.org).

In 2016, the SAE Digital Library became SAE MOBILUS.  A list of accessible SAE Technical Standards can be found in the rules.

  1. Navigate to your profile.
  2. Click on your Team Name.
  3. Click the SAE MOBILUS link.
  4. Search standards either by J-number assigned or topic of interest such as brake light.

Adding Team Websites & Social Media

We often use the Registered Team list to create social media lists to use during competition.  Be sure to update your team websites and social media URLs as soon as you register.

  1. Navigate to your profile.
  2. Click on your Team Name.
  3. Enter your Team’s Web Address.
  4. Enter your Team’s Facebook Address.
  5. Enter your Team’s Twitter Address.
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