SAE Collegiate Design Series

Equipment Suppliers

Companies may become involved in Collegiate Competition Events at the competitor's level by registering as an Equipment Supplier. The following companies are supplying parts to competing teams for free, at cost or discounted from retail.

Please email mtress@sae.org for details and pricing of becoming an Equipment Supplier.

Altair Engineering
Continental Corp
DS Solidworks Corp
HERE Technologies
Kistler Instrument Corp
MSC Software Corp
MathWorks Inc
Novatel Inc
On Semiconductor
Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd
Velodyne LiDAR
ZF

Altair Engineering
Items Available: HyperWorks 2017 Full Commercial version
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: Altair® HyperWorks® is the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products. HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, linear and nonlinear analyses, structural and system-level optimization, fluid and multi-body dynamics simulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and antenna placement, multiphysics analysis, model-based development, and data management solutions. Design, analyze and optimize the performance and behavior of multi-disciplinary, smart systems with Altair’s solidThinking model-based development software suite. This solution uniquely combines matrix-based math (& Python) along with signal-based, physical and 3D modeling to offer a complete toolset that spans across analog and digital circuit design through electro-mechanical system development. For more information on model-based software suite: http://mbd.altair.com/ Program: http://www.altairuniversity.com/sponsorshipapp/ Don’t forget to “Like” our Altair University page to keep in touch get be the first to know about updates and events. https://www.facebook.com/AltairUniversity Program: http://www.altairuniversity.com/sponsorshipapp/

Continental Corp
Items Available: Automotive Long-Range Radar
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 230,000 people in 56 countries. Continental is a leading supplier of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving technologies. We provide six automotive Radar sensors per vehicle to this competition. These sensors are used by many OEMs world-wide to implement the advanced driver assistance systems. These very compact units have two complementary scans. The near scan is for detecting objects in close proximity of the vehicle. It has a wide opening angle. The far scan provides a long detection range at a reduced opening angle. An Automotive Ethernet interface supports maximum information transfer to external applications. For the latest information about Continental in North America follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/contipressna

DS Solidworks Corp
Items Available: Solidworks with Simulation and Sustainability
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: http://www.solidworks.com

HERE Technologies
Items Available: HERE US & Canada Map Data (Shapefile)
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. Maps are constantly evolving, as our definitions of mobility and location change. Automotive OEMs, businesses and governments require the most accurate maps available. For that they need experts who understand how maps are changing in terms of industry dynamics and how the world moves, who are leaders in map building, and who offer the highest quality content in terms of accuracy, speed of delivery and auto-grade quality, as well as a broad product portfolio. HERE Technologies has been at the forefront of matching these very specific client needs for decades. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com and http://www.here.com

Kistler Instrument Corp
Items Available: S-Motion Sensor
Discount Offer: Free System Rental
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: The Kistler Group is the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology. With our customers, we develop technology based measuring solutions that push the physical limits, as we work together to break new ground: Kistler, for measuring systems and sensors that meet extreme challenges. The S-Motion sensor is designed to provide detailed vehicle dynamics and handling information. In addition to typical chassis development information, this will also provide the vehicle response data to the autonomous system control algorithms including some of the key parameters affecting passenger comfort. The S-Motion sensor utilizes proven dual-axis optical non-contact technology, inertial data, and GPS data to produce measurements at a rate of 500Hz. Longitudinal speed, lateral speed, total speed, slip angle, pitch rate, pitch angle, roll rate, roll angle, yaw rate, X, Y, and Z acceleration to the horizon and/or vehicle body, GPS time, longitudinal and lateral coordinates, heading, and turn radius are all available parameters. Measurements are sent to the data acquisition system via configurable CAN bus messages with a single connection cable. All measured data can be transposed to a point of interest on the vehicle (CoG, rear axle, etc). For product information, visit: https://www.kistler.com/?type=669&fid=66559&callee=frontend

MSC Software Corp
Items Available: Virtual Test Drive
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: MSC Software is the industry leader in developing simulation software technology that enables engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in almost every part of the manufacturing process use our software to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype “build and test” process that has traditionally been used in product design. Our solutions accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design more innovative products - quickly and cost effectively. MSC Software's technology is used by leading manufacturers for linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), multi-physics, optimization, fatigue and durability, multi-body dynamics, and control systems simulation. MSC pioneered many of the technologies that are now relied upon by industry leaders to analyze and predict stress and strain, vibration & dynamics, acoustics, and thermal analysis in our flagship product, MSC Nastran. MSC Software will be offering a selection of its simulation software tools related to the development and virtual testing of autonomous vehicles. The primary product offered is Virtual Test Drive (VTD) from VIRES, MSC's business unit focused on autonomous vehicle simulation. Also offered is MSC's "Academic Motion Bundle", which includes among other products our Adams/Car product for vehicle dynamics and durability simulaton and our Adams Real-Time modules for generating real time vehicle models suitable for software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop simulations. The focused product for this competition is Virtual Test Drive; http://www.mscsoftware.com/product/virtual-test-drive and for more informaiton about all of our products, please visit: http://mscsoftware.com/products

MathWorks Inc
Items Available: MATLAB and Simulink Software, Physical Modeling Training, Computer Vision Training, and MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: Complimentary MATLAB and Simulink software - get access to a full suite of products for automotive design and computer vision. Physical Modeling Training - These training materials will help your team get started with modeling, simulating, and analyzing automotive parts. Computer Vision Training - These training materials will help your team get started with designing and deploying computer vision algorithms using MATLAB and Simulink. MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge - Video series and blog covering topics relevant to automotive student teams. Everything from the basics of MATLAB and Simulink to getting more in depth on how to improve your car's development is covered. Automotive student teams also share their keys to success with examples. All resources can be accessed through this page: https://www.mathworks.com/academia/student-competitions/sae-autodrive.html/ Join the MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Facebook Group to stay informed and ask questions: https:www.facebook.com/groups/racinglounge/

Novatel Inc
Items Available: PwrPak7-E1 GNSS/INS Enclosure, GNSS-502 VEXXIS Antenna
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: NovAtel manufactures high precision GNSS receivers, antennas and subsystems, and is considered one of the world’s leading experts on sensor integration, specifically the integration of GNSS and INS for precise positioning. NovAtel’s GNSS/INS SPAN® positioning technology is widely used in autonomous vehicle applications. With centimeter-level accuracy via RTK/PPP corrections services, SPAN products deliver the performance required for precise guidance, localization, and ground truth reference for autonomous driving in challenging operating environments. The new PwrPak7-E1 SPAN enclosure supports the LAND PROFILE feature with intelligent vehicle modeling and dead-reckoning to further enhance positioning performance and solution availability. In 2015, NovAtel formed a Safety Critical Systems (SCS) Group comprised of highly skilled engineers with backgrounds in functional safety as well as all aspects of GNSS and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) technology. The SCS Group is focused on creating positioning products that will meet the exceptional performance and safety requirements of autonomous vehicles at the necessary production volumes and at the required price point. https//www.novatel.com

On Semiconductor
Items Available: MARS – Modular Automotive Reference System
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: ON Semiconductor is a top 10 global semiconductor supplier to the automotive industry with more than two decades of success delivering innovative, automotive grade semiconductor solutions addressing key vehicle electronics systems. Today we provide comprehensive solutions for active safety, fuel economy and emissions control, powertrain and body electronics applications. ON Semiconductor is the #1 supplier of image sensors for viewing and ADAS systems, and integrated circuits for Advanced Front Lighting Systems. We have an industry leading portfolio of more than 4,000 automotive grade products. ON Semiconductor is committed to rigorous quality standards that address the demands of the automotive industry. The Modular Automotive Reference System (MARS) is a complete imaging solution for camera system developers and software developers working on automotive imaging applications. MARS gives engineers and software developers the fundamental building blocks needed to create next generation imaging systems, while reducing the design effort and resources required to develop a working solution. For specific MARS product information please visit: http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/content.do?id=18780 For more information about all of ON Semiconductor’s products, please visit: http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/segment.do?segmentId=Automotive

Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd
Items Available: Inertial Navigation Systems
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: OxTS manufacture inertial navigation systems used widely by automotive OEMs in autonomous vehicle applications. Our tightly coupled GNSS/INS technology is utilised by engineers to measure position (0.01m), orientation (0.03°) and velocity (0.05km/h) for accurate reference data and precision guidance. Our success comes from our desire to innovate in problem areas for our customers. Our specialised products and dedicated Applications Team provide solutions to positioning challenges within the autonomous vehicle sector. We are proud to support the AutoDrive challenge. For updates on our continued developments follow our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2465258/

Velodyne LiDAR
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Additional Information: Velodyne LiDAR is a technology company known for its invention of the world’s first 3D real-time LiDAR sensors in 2005, creating both the core foundational sensor technology enabling the autonomous market, as well as achieving the market share leadership position in truly autonomous vehicle programs. We deliver the most advanced, reliable sensors to give OEM and MaaS partners a significant competitive edge, while offering consumers the peace of mind that tomorrow’s autonomous transportation will offer more safety, convenience, and efficiency than ever before. Velodyne is backed by several notable investors and partners, including the Ford Motor Company and Baidu. Our compact, lightweight HDL-32E sensor is available for many applications, while the VLP-16 LiDAR Puck is a 16-channel real-time LiDAR sensor that is both substantially smaller and dramatically less expensive than previous generations sensors. Finally, the VLP-32C Ultra Puck™ offers the long-range, high resolution, and surround view required for the world’s most advanced autonomous vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.velodynelidar.com. Follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest in Velodyne LiDAR news: https://twitter.com/VelodyneLidar.

ZF
Items Available: Camera Technology (See Description Below
Discount Offer: Different levels of discount per camera system
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Additional Information: Nowhere is the word “disruption” more frequently heard than in the automotive industry, which is currently undergoing a radical transformation brought on by digitalization. It’s up to companies like ZF to be prepared for and even lead this transformation. As a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, ZF is constantly developing and perfecting the advanced products and systems the industry needs to move forward. These innovations are supported by its talented workforce of about 137,000 across approximately 230 locations. ZF is offering access and support to camera technology with three different systems, a baseline Plug & Play remote camera system, an automotive grade remote camera system and a multi-channel video logging and playback system with remote camera heads. This allows full flexibility for the teams to set up the system architecture and incorporate different levels of system complexity while maintaining a remote camera system approach with team owned object detection and perception algorithms. To inquire about these products for your use, please contact communications@zf.com. Learn more about ZF online at zf.com. Follow us on social media to keep up with the latest ZF news: https://www.facebook.com/zfgroup.northamerica/