UA students on the road to safer, self-driving cars

TUCSON - Students from across the U.S. are putting their skills to the test, as they remotely drive the University of Arizona's Cognitive and Autonomous Test (CAT) vehicle.  The students are taking part in the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. This initiative offers students from diverse backgrounds valuable research opportunities at major U.S. universities. "They work on the autonomous vehicle and they work on safety issues of the vehicle. They work on communication tasks. How to control the vehicle in lanes. How to stop it in time," said electrical and computer engineering department head Tamal Bose. Tuesday morning, students held a live demonstration in the University of Arizona parking lot. The exhibition allows the students to take their research and share their results with the community.  "It is cool to see that finally my coding is working and finally I'm making something that can actually contribute to the car," said Stetson University student Samantha Harris.  The program will continue for its seventh year next summer. Read more ... 

CAT Vehicle 2019

Brandon Dominique (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Daniel Fishbein (Missouri State University)
 Kreienkamp (University of Notre Dame)

Alex Day (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)
Sam Hum (Colorado College)
Riley Wagner
 (the University of Arizona)

Eric Av (Gonzaga University)
Hoang Huynh (Georgia State University-Perimeter College)
John Nguyen (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Brandon Dominique's experience: A brief overview of the work that I did at the University of Arizona for their student-led self driving car project, the CAT Vehicle.