MIT Driverless
  • At Formula Student Italy where the team placed second overall.
    At Formula Student Italy where the team placed second overall.

MIT Driverless is a team of MIT students competing in the new autonomous vehicle racing event, Formula Student Driverless (FSD). FSD is a new addition to Formula Student Germany, a competition with over 35 years of history in which students design, build, test, and race electric and combustion cars.

Students from MIT Driverless are collaborating with students from Formula Student Team Delft, based in the Netherlands to build the first-in-the-US driverless electric vehicle. While Delft students will provide the hardware platform capable of 3.5g turns and 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.2s, MIT Driverless students will accelerate the progress of software development and provide access to leading-edge academic research.

This past July 2019, the team competed in the Formula SAE Italy placing second overall and winning first place in design. Next competition to take place in August in Germany.

MIT Driverless At a glance

Number of Members:

34 members in 2019-2020
Team leaders: 
  • Kieran Strobel
  • Kevin Cheung
Year began: 
Sertac Karaman
Luca Carlone
Robert Shin

The First Ever Formula Student Driverless Team from the United States

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