Vehicles get workout in area contest

The Detroit News

The large circus tent along Adams Road on the grounds of Oakland University this weekend is the site of a global autonomous vehicle competition.

The 23rd annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition pits college engineering students from across the country and the world against each other in a contest to design and create unmanned autonomous vehicles that can complete tasks on their own.

Vehicles compete on the outdoor course for a prize of $5,000 for advanced and $2,500 for basic categories.

The 42 teams include participants from Oakland University and Lawrence Technological University and the University of New South Wales Australia and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman.

The final heats Monday are open to the public.

—The Detroit News