Level 4- The AutoDrive Challenge Podcast

About the show

As the official must-listen podcast of AutoDrive Challenge, expect authentic, amusing conversations about all things related to AutoDrive Challenge. Hosts include SAE International staff, former competitors, volunteers, and organizers. Topics range from ruleset discussion to career advice and everything in between. This is the perfect podcast to listen to in the shop.

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  • Scoring for 2019

    May 14th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 42 secs

    We talk with Mike Zieman and Spencer Fowler about the updates and changes to the scoring system for Year 2 of the Autodrive Challenge.

  • Autodrive Challenge Alumni

    March 25th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 24 secs
    automated vehicles, general motors, level 4

    Today we talk with three current General Motors employees who participate in the Autodrive Challenge in the first year. We learn about how the competition helped prepare them for their career, how they found themselves at their jobs, and what the day to day of their positions entail.

  • Meet the GM Mentors

    February 26th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 24 secs
    automated vehicles, general motors, level 4

    This week we talk with the team mentors from General Motors including Akram Abdel-Rahman, Bill Materna, and “Mentor of Mentors” Matthew Boyle as we discuss their involvement with the teams, what they learned from the first year of competition, and a little about their careers and the projects they are involved in.

  • SAE International and General Motors Partnership for SAE AutoDrive Challenge

    January 28th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 20 secs
    automated vehicles, general motors, level 4

    Chris Ciuca, Director of Pre-Professional Education at SAE International and Mark Johnson a Steering Committee Member for Autodrive Challenge from General Motors discuss where did the idea for a collaborative autonomous collegiate competition start, how the partnership between General Motors and SAE International formed for this new technology competition, how are the goals of the competition are relative to the changing mobility industry, how has the end goal of competition at Level 4 been seen in the first Year and moving into Year 2 and how AutoDrive Challenge™ has engaged students in different and new fields?