Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition 2019

A Case student team advised by Frank Merat (EECS) and Roger Quinn (EMAE) wins the 2019 Autonomous Snowplow Competition in Toronto.

In late January, 2019, eight driverless vehicles faced off in a tournament in Toronto, Ontario. These weren't just another group of self-driving cars, however; they were autonomous snowplows.

The purpose of this competition is to challenge university and college students to design, build, and operate a fully autonomous snowplow to remove snow from a designated path, while avoiding obstacles. The objectives of this competition include encouraging students to utilize the state of the art in navigation and control technologies to rapidly, accurately, and safely clear a path of snow.