High-school students build connected, autonomous vehicles in a few hours at ITS America 2016 San Jose

As part of an active project to bridge the growing skills gap in ITS, high-school students were given the opportunity to show of their skills this week (June 13-15), at ITS America 2016 San Jose, by building their own connected, autonomous vehicles. The cars were made using 3D-printed parts, on-board sensors and Raspberry Pi circuit boards, which the students were able to program using open-source Linux code, to perform simple autonomous maneuvers alone, and more complex ones that involved interaction with other vehicles, such as platooning and stopping to allow another vehicle to pass.