Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Challenging students to re-engineer a “Power Wheels Jeep” into an autonomous vehicle. 

Utilizing microcontroller technology, a variety of sensors, and steering control devices to be engineered by students, Autonomous IVD vehicles must traverse a challenge course and avoid obstacles without driver assistance! Thanks to umlaut for their technical and financial support! The competition is held at our annual Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge Day.

Student teams compete at the IVD Challenge in performance, engineering and craftsmanship, design innovation, ambassadorship, and presentation categories and this year’s umlaut’s Innovation Award and scholarship program!

Join the challenge.

Student teams compete at the annual IVD Challenge Day for awards in performance, engineering, craftsmanship, design, innovation, ambassadorship, presentation and more.

The annual Autonomous IVD Registration Fee includes:

  • Kickoff Workshop for 2 teachers & 5 team members
  • Access to all project resources (Project Parameters, all presentations, parts lists, instructional videos, etc)
  • Participation in Annual IVD Challenge Day Competition
  • Access to exclusive Square One Events like “IVD Kettering Day” at Kettering University, and Industry Exposure Opportunities
  • Eligibility for student scholarships exclusively for IVD Alumni (from Kettering University, umlaut, and others)
  • Access to monthly Technical Meetings for professional learning, project updates, and support
  • Ongoing tech support from IVD Project Specialist
  • On-site tech support available on request
  • Access to private site for networking & tech support

All Square One IVD Teams are eligible for the 99h Grant Program from the Michigan Department of Education.  The 99h program provides funding for registration fees, base vehicles, tools & supplies, “build budget”, food & travel, and teacher stipends.

Register Here.

Sign your team up today!

 “I am so proud to be a part of the Square One Education Network because it has further influenced my interest in engineering as a whole. I am always happy when I go to competition, whether we win or not, because I believe that’s what Square One Education Network values, is for the up and coming engineers to have a wonderful experience involving engineering!” 

C. Grant, Oak Park High School

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