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CANVAS Student Organized Autonomy Research

  Welcome to SOAR

  Student Organized Autonomy Research Group


Vehicle operating during pedestrian challengeSOAR is student-organized research organization under the CANVAS umbrella focused on building a highly autonomous* Chevrolet Bolt capable of traversing an urban scenario by 2021 as part of the SAE/GM AutoDrive Challenge Competition.

The AutoDrive Challenge competition is a four-year competition which began in the summer of 2017 and will continue through summer 2021.  A competition is held in the summer of every year in which each of the eight universities competes in both static and dynamic competitions focusing on a range of topics such as societal impacts and social responsibility, vehicle marketability, engineering robustness, and driving ability of the vehicle.

For more updates and photos from the team, check out our Facebook page:

Interested in joining the team?  Head on over to our recruiting page to see areas we're recruiting in!  Positions are available in software, electrical/computer, and mechanical engineering. Please note that for the Spring 2020 recruiting season we are primarily seeking students in the areas of computer science and engineering.


 * Level 4 (SAE J3016)