Students at the University of Waterloo continue to push the limits of autonomous vehicles as members of a multi-school racing team.
Eight engineering, computer science and mathematics students from Waterloo teamed up with peers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pittsburgh and the Rochester Institute of Technology for a high-profile event earlier this month at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
In its fourth on-track competition since the Indy Autonomous Challenge began in 2019, the joint team finished fourth and set a personal best by clocking over 150 mph with its million-dollar, self-driving Indy car.
“It's also been an amazing learning experience collaborating with students from other institutions to tackle such a challenging problem together,” said Brian Mao (BASc ’20, mechanical engineering), an applied math master’s student and engineering graduate.
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