Our team’s mission is to facilitate an unparalleled learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students across a variety of academic disciplines by developing algorithms for autonomous driving, re-engineering electric vehicles to increase driving range, and improving vehicle architecture while maintaining consumer demand.
Since 1988, the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team has participated in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions series, striving to build a fuel-efficient vehicle while maintaining consumer acceptability, performance, and safety.
The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team is managed almost entirely by elected student leaders who collectively oversee approximately sixty members, primarily consisting of undergraduate students enrolled in the associated engineering program, a senior design course or student volunteers. The team is comprised of a variety of students pursuing various academic disciplines across multiple fields of engineering, business, and communications. Each team member will be segmented into sub-departments that tackle autonomous vehicle driving and improve mechanical and electrical systems.