What an autonomous racecar could mean for the future of mobility

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In this episode, Steve Patton, EY Americas Mobility Sector Leader, and guests from Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research share their insights on Deep Orange, a vehicle prototype program.

Ernst & Young LLP has collaborated with Clemson University and its Deep Orange program to advance autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. Deep Orange, currently in its 12th year, is an educational framework within the Department of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University. Every year, as part of the program, students are given new challenges. This year, the challenge is to build an autonomous racecar that could race at 200 miles an hour at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The challenge has been designed to lead the students through a process that an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or supplier might go through while they're developing a vehicle. It is a unique way to educate students in the systems integration of vehicles.

Key takeaways:

  • Ernst & Young LLP has collaborated with Clemson University and its Deep Orange 12 program to advance autonomous vehicle (AV) technology to be used by 30 global teams from 39 universities in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
  • Through the program, Clemson graduate students are designing the competition base vehicle and have tackled industry challenges such as integrating sensors with computer hardware, analyzing constraints in perception sensors, and addressing safety concerns.
  • Deep Orange helps students develop a systems perspective, giving them the opportunity to work with technologies and overcome challenges that have real-world implications – and as a result, accelerating the future of mobility.

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