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UA Team Takes Part in World’s First Self-Driving Race Car Competition

By Adam Jones

Professor and student look and point at computer screen

Dr. Brandon Dixon, computer science associate professor, and Cole Frederick, a computer science doctoral student, work on code for the Indy Autonomous Challenge in Dixon’s office on campus.

Computers, not humans, will drive the cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 23 for a chance at $1 million and a place in automotive history.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Posted on: October 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features: