• How Connectivity will Increase Efficiency and Safety in Transportation

    How Connectivity will Increase Efficiency and Safety in Transportation

    Bringing connectivity to autonomous vehicles will propel transportation forward with increases in efficiency, safety and reliability. Learn more about our Smart Future Systems development team with our 5 minute video.

  • 3D Simulations


    3D Simulations

  • Traffic Theory

    Traffic Theory

  • An Inside Look at the MiniDrone


    An Inside Look at the MiniDrone

  • Intersection Control

    Intersection Control

    Motivation The intersection braking scenario was created as a way to implement a combination of systems designed by the Hardware, Software and Connectivity teams. This specific scenario is one that relates to the work done by the Connectivity team with their Intersection Control Algorithm (ICA). The scenario sees two vehicles approach an intersection, with one…

  • Intersection Control Algorithm

    Intersection Control Algorithm

    In 2020, the connectivity sub-section of MCAV began researching and developing an algorithm for autonomous vehicles to efficiently navigate intersections through V2V communication.Throughout 2021, we have invested significant time towards increasing the safety of the algorithm, through the addition of a path collision detection sub-algorithm and decision confirmation messages. This video presents an overview of…

  • 2021 and Beyond!


    2021 and Beyond!

    Welcome the first MCAV Newsletter of 2021 To all team members and interested parties, welcome to 2021! It feels like we have been hibernating for the past 12 months, and thankfully it is now time to get ourselves back on track and refocus our efforts in the new year. Unfortunately, due to lockdown our team…

  • Hardware Section Semester Update


    Hardware Section Semester Update

    In semester 1, the hardware team has worked hard on designing new systems as well as reviewing current systems for the autonomous vehicle. However, the implementation of the designs could not be carried out due to the COVID restrictions. Dynamic obstacle drive unit The current gear shifting system is being reworked as it is quite…

  • Software Section Semester Update


    Software Section Semester Update

    The software team has continued to develop the perception, planning and control systems for the vehicle. Our two major themes for this semester have been writing more of our own code, and reducing our dependence on predefined HD maps. These themes have pushed us to improve our software engineering practices, in order to meet these…

  • Connectivity Section Semester Update

    Connectivity Section Semester Update

    In semester 1, the connectivity team has mainly been working on the integration between the Cohda On-Board Unit (OBU) and the rest of the system so that the wireless channel can be used to send and receive vehicle data. This has been challenging as work had to be done remotely, making debugging especially tough and…

  • Meet Farbod Torabi – 2020 CEO of MCAV


    Meet Farbod Torabi – 2020 CEO of MCAV

    Farbod’s main responsibility in the team is to plan for the team’s short and long-term goals. He is working closely with the leadership team and section leads, by making sure the team members have the necessary resources and motivation to achieve their goals. The most challenging part of managing the team for Farbod during this…