At the forefront of connected, autonomous vehicles

 

Yang, Fu and students with autonomous golf cart

UNT College of Engineering researchers Qing Yang and Song Fu are working on ways to build safer autonomous vehicles by connecting them via multiple sensors through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication.  It’s a move that could shift the way the automotive industry manufactures these vehicles.

Using two golf carts, Yang and Fu have placed sensors that include LiDAR, cameras, radar and deep learning software on both vehicles so they can communicate with one another. Learn more.

NASA or bust

 

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UNT junior Morgan Novak doesn’t want to go to space. She wants her work to go to space.

“Whether it’s a printed circuit board that I designed or a giant project like a new robot for the International Space Station, or maybe even a Mars rover I touched in some way,” Novak, an electrical engineering major in UNT’s College of Engineering, says “I want to see my projects travel to space.”

So far, Novak has completed three internships with NASA and, before graduating from UNT, plans to finish three more. This year, she is spending the spring and summer semesters learning more about engineering at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as a member of the agency’s co-op program. Learn more.