CAT Vehicle Challenge Draws International Competition

The CAT Vehicle goes for a spin during the annual CAT Vehicle ChallengeECE's Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, Vehicle got another chance to hit the road on April 23-25, with the help of students from the U.S. and abroad.

The UA's CAT Vehicle Challenge invited student teams to write, analyze and re-write code that ultimately can "drive the driverless car." Of particular interest is whether the code creates a safe test.

More than 20 teams participated in the three-day "hackathon-style" challenge, the majority comprised of UA students. Four teams arrived from out-of-state, traveling as far as Chile and Switzerland, to compete.

ECE associate professor Jonathan Sprinkle is a co-principal investigator on the challenge, which exists as part of NSF's multi-campus Cyber-Physical Systems Virtual Organization.

The event was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and MathWorks. Check out more photos from the challenge, courtesy of Arizona Daily Star and photographer Mamta Popat.

Photo courtesy Sean Gundu/The Daily Wildcat

University of Arizona College of Engineering