Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander

Abstract

The MQP improved on the computer vision and object detection systems, installed a server-controlled throttle, and added safety features and kill switches, for an existing autonomous vehicle based on a 1995 golf cart. Our team upgraded existing power systems to make the cart self-sustaining, even when in motion. The team upgraded wiring gauges and used terminals, shrink wrap, and solder to secure connections between components. All additions were properly mounted for safety and ease of access. This platform is prepared for future teams to develop software, add better control on steering and braking, and use the autonomous vehicle for various user applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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