Detroit Mercy team places third at Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competiton

From left, students Jordan Criswell and Harjas Dadiyal consult with Associate Professor Utayba Mohammad during the competition.
From left, students Jordan Criswell and Harjas Dadiyal consult with Associate Professor Utayba Mohammad during the competition.

A team of College of Engineering & Science students and faculty placed third in the Self-Drive Challenge competition at the 28th Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition in June at Oakland University.

The team adapted a Polaris Gem2 Vehicle to be fully autonomous and competed against teams from other universities from around the world. The car was required to maneuver through a course that included obstacles and stop signs without driver input. They were just edged out for second place by the team from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Detroit Mercy electrical engineering, robotics and mechatronics students have competed in this competition for many years, learning and putting their skills to the test.