AVTech & F1tenth Racing


Last year UHMC built and offered its first dedicated and formal course on Autonomous Vehicle Technology. The course was UH-MC ETRO293v – Autonomous Vehicle Technologies. The focus of the course was to build up undergraduate students’ knowledge of the many elements of autonomous vehicle design and operation as well as give the students additional hands-on experience using their knowledge from other UH-MC classes. At the core was an emphasis on addressing autonomous racing considerations and pushing the envelope on the software and hardware used in autonomous vehicles. The Class is proposed for Spring 2021 and will move from Jetson Racers to much more sophisticated F1Tenth vehicles and give the students a chance to participate on both virtual as well as actual track events. We plan also to add a possible intern or two from a local high school under a “fast start program