Prizes:

  • 1st place:  $ 5,000 scholarship
  • 2nd place:  $ 3,000 scholarship
  • 3rd place: $ 1,000 scholarship

The Problem:

Autonomous and connected vehicles have the potential to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system. Vehicles that are able to automatically drive themselves in any condition or situation require a number of advanced sensors such as LIDAR, RADAR, and cameras, in addition to a fast communication network to communicate to each other and the traffic signal infrastructure in near real-time. The public is not yet generally familiar with the different levels of autonomy or the sensor packages and fidelity of the sensors needed for the different levels. In an effort to better inform the public about SAE levels of autonomous driving, what is the best way to put that information in a single chart?

Your task: Develop a draft chart or infographic to communicate to the public the levels of autonomous driving and the sensor packages. You must provide supporting evidence using footnotes for citations on the chart/infographic and have a supporting document with additional information.

Details:

  • You must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled at a college or university who will also be enrolled at a college or university next year.
  • A submission shall include 1) a chart or infographic to communicate the levels of autonomous driving AND the sensor packages 2) supporting document with additional information.
  • You can read about the GROVER autonomous bus project at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • An article on the levels of autonomous driving is available to download. You will be asked to create a free account before downloading.
  • Use of additional sources is encouraged.
  • Entries must be submitted on this form.
  • Entries should convey accurate information appropriately to the general public.
  • Entries will be graded according to the rubric provided.

How to Enter:

  • To enter the contest, complete the form and attach your chart/infographic and supporting document files. The deadline to submit is 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, December 6, 2019.