SusTech 2020 Automated Vehicle Workshop


The Automated Vehicle Workshop is a hands-on complement to SusTech that details applying open-source software and hardware to building your very own automated vehicle. The focus is on automating micromobility, providing SOV (single-occupancy vehicle) urban transportation that matches automotive performance, but using 45 times less energy.  This one-day event features background on the opportunity and technologies, followed by hands-on experiments.

Date: April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

CANCELLED Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Automated Vehicle Workshop is included with Full SusTech conference registration and is also available as a stand-alone registration.

Transportation is a major challenge for energy sustainability. However, two-thirds of the 3T vehicle miles Americans travel annually are urban, typically at speeds of 60 km/h or less. Automated micromobility could handle many of these trips. An electric bike can provide the same service while using 45 times less energy. The Elcano Project is an open-source hardware and software effort to prototype an autonomous covered tricycle controlled by Arduinos. Participation in the project has been limited by the need to obtain and modify a vehicle. This workshop introduces an interface kit that runs the Elcano software on the open-source CARLA driving simulator.

This is a hands-on workshop:

  • Introduction to Arduino programming in C++
  • Automotive architecture, CAN bus and automation
  • Architecture of the Elcano system
  • Introduction to the Carla simulator
  • Participants modify code and observe the effects in simulation
  • Selected modified code is then run on a physical autonomous vehicle


View complete details about the workshop here.

Standalone Registration Rates:
IEEE Member: $150
Non-Member: $200
Student: $65

Standalone Registration:

Download Workshop Flyer (PDF)