Onsite Competition Info Released

6/7/2021 1:24:37 PM   AutoDrive Challenge Year 4

The following information is also available on the AutoDrive Challenge app, available in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Course Information

Below is important information for teams to know and understand regarding the dynamic course.

  • CLOSED COURSE - Due to the dynamic course encompassing a significant portion of Mcity, much of the site will be closed off to teams, sponsors, and volunteers not actively working the course. Lunches can be picked up in the Main Tent as per the schedule.
  • COURSE WALKS - There will only be two times that teams can walk the course. Teams can walk the course from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM during their first day or during their Afternoon Practice Open Track time slot. Teams may not enter the dynamic area during another team’s practice time or dynamic runs for any reasons. During this portion of the day,igns will be configured as they will be for dynamic events. Barrels and other movable objects may move.
  • ADDRESS POINTS - As previously posted on the newsfeed, Year 4 Address Points and BOR Route are available now in series resources. The file is under SAE, titled “Year 4 Address Points and BOR Route.”
  • WEATHER DELAYS – The schedule does have some room to account for weather. The Dynamic Captain and Scoring Team will inform teams if the course closes for weather concerns. While the site will close for lightning in the area in accordance with University of Michigan’s policies, the dynamic course will close for a much lower weather tolerance due to the technology used. If the course is open, teams are expected to run. If a team chooses not to run due to light rain while the course is deemed open by the Dynamic Captain and Scoring Team, teams will forfeit that run.
  • CONTACTLESS DYNAMICS – Unlike previous years, teams will receive communication and instructions from the Dynamic Captain via in-car radio. It’s critical for the safety and integrity of scoring results that teams immediately adhere to the instructions received via radio.
  • COURSE MALFUNCTIONS – Should a team encounter a course malfunction inconsistent with the spirit of the competition, like a barrel blowing over or wildlife impeding the progress of the vehicle, the dynamic captain will use the phrase “STOP NOW” over the radio. Teams are expected to manually takeover immediately, avoid the imminent hazard if applicable, stop the vehicle and await instructions from the Dynamic Captain. In this scenario, the team will manually drive to the next address point and receive full points for successfully arriving at the next address point as well as full points for any remaining obstacles that were not encountered. Any obstacle score received up to the point of manual takeover will be awarded as earned.
  • MANUAL TAKE OVER – In the event of a manual takeover, the vehicle must remain in position until they receive instructions from the Dynamic Captain via radio. This is VERY important, as we must ensure the course is clear for the vehicle to safely proceed.
  • U-TURN PENALTY – If a team performs a U-Turn, the dynamic captain will use the phrase “STOP NOW” over the radio. Teams are expected to manually takeover immediately, stop the vehicle and await instructions from the Dynamic Captain. In this scenario, the team will manually drive to the next address point and receive no points for successfully arriving at the next address point nor points for obstacles that were not encountered. Any obstacle score received up to the point of U-Turn will be awarded as earned.

Results & Scoring Information

Below is important information for teams to know and understand regarding results & scoring.

  • TEAM RESULTS PORTAL - After a dynamic run (practice or scored), the Scoring Team will publish the preliminary results at http://results.autodrivechallenge.com. Metrics will be available publicly on this ADC Results website. Teams may also favorite their team on the ADC App to receive scoring notifications.
  • ACCESSING RUN DATA - Full run data will be available using the team’s access code on the ADC Results website. Teams will be given a team access code that will give them access to their full run data.
  • PROBLEM REPORTS - Teams may submit Problem Reports on http://results.autodrivechallenge.com after the preliminary results are published. Volunteers and Event Captain will direct teams with concerns to submit a Problem Report, so it is most efficient to start with the Problem Report. More information on the Problem Report process can be found on the Problem Reports Information tab.

Problem Report Information

Teams may submit Problem Reports on http://results.autodrivechallenge.com after the preliminary results are published. They can be submitted for each scored run. Volunteers and Event Captain will direct teams with concerns to submit a Problem Report, so it is most efficient to start with the Problem Report. Note, Problem Reports are not a formal protest. Instead, it is a chance to bring mistakes to the attention to the scoring team to ensure accurate scores. Examples of appropriate Problem Reports include missing runs, unanticipated DNFs that could be errors, or one inconsistent score (i.e. Social Responsibility scores came in as 8, 7, 8, 0, 6).

Problem Report Process

  1. Once preliminary results are posted for each team, SAE will publish a news notification at www.autodrivechallenge.com/go/news. This will also include a push notification on the AutoDrive Challenge app, available on the App Store or the Play Store.
  2. Those teams whose results have been posted will have 8 hours starting from the time of the news post to review the results posted at http://results.autodrivechallenge.com and file a Problem Report if needed.
  3. Team member goes to http://results.autodrivechallenge.com, enters their team number, selects the Static or Dynamic Results tab, and clicks the “Report a Problem” button
  4. Team member fills out the short form describing the concern and clicks submit.
  5. Scoring Team monitors for incoming Problem Reports.
  6. Scoring Team investigates the issue and reviews the run data.
  7. Scoring Team reaches out to Team for additional information if necessary.
  8. Scoring Team reaches out to Event Captains for additional information if necessary.
  9. Scoring Team (and Event Captains / Competition Organizers if necessary) makes a determination and adjusts results (if deemed appropriate).
  10. Team is notified of the outcome of their Problem Report submission using the contact information given when they submitted the Problem Report.

Live Streaming & Awards Ceremony

Dynamic live streams and the Awards Ceremony will be available at https://adc-year4.us2.pathable.com. You will NOT be required to create an account or login. Below is the expected live stream schedule.

*NOTE: Due to the nature of this year's dynamic events scheduling, there may be downtime between runs.

Tuesday, June 8th
Teams: Texas A&M Univ & Michigan Tech Univ
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM : BOR – Scored Run
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Level 4 – Scored Run

Thursday, June 10th
Teams: Virginia Tech & North Carolina A & T State Univ
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM : BOR – Scored Run
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Level 4 – Scored Run

Saturday, June 12th
Teams: Kettering Univ & Michigan State University
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM : BOR – Scored Run
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Level 4 – Scored Run

Monday, June 14th
Year 4 Awards Ceremony
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM