I was a member of the Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design team at Glenbrook South High School. Our team took on challenges such as platooning, lane following, and parallel parking at the AIVD competition held at Kettering University.
The goal of the Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design (AIVD) challenge was to modify a Jeep Power Wheels car for children to perform autonomous tasks such as platooning, lane following, and parallel parking. This year, learning from last year’s mistakes, we designed a three-wheeled car powered by an Arduino and Raspberry Pi and equipped with cameras, ultrasonic sensors, GPS. The three-wheeled design enabled the car to move in virtually any direction and make tight maneuvers, and the electronics enabled us to use computer vision for autonomous driving. While I was involved in the entire project, my work focused on programming to implement the computer vision features as well as hardware control.
Our team was very successful this year and won first place for vehicle performance and design innovation.
The code used for the project can be found on GitHub.