NYU Self Drive (GY)

  • Aiming to revolutionize the autonomous industry by researching, designing and prototyping self driving cars

Logo of NYU Self Drive with neon line drawing of a car

NYU Self-Drive is in its 4th year of existence as a competition-based student lead team that pursues learning and innovation in the Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicle space. Through competition based learning, with mechanical/computer engineering aspects, the team seeks to provide a platform for members to familiarize themselves with industry leading software and hardware to maximize experiential learning beyond the classroom.

A lot of work in this industry is done on cars especially developed for self-driving purpose but we have been able to learn and modify the mechanism to transform a golf-cart, little beetle into a machine built for autonomy. The most exciting aspect in our field is that there is no industry standard for self-driving cars. We are at a breakthrough point where we come up with unique ideas and execute them accordingly to form a product that can revolutionize the automotive industry.

Methods & Technology

  • Artificial and Augmented Intelligence
  • Deep & Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Computer Vision
  • Zed Stereo Cameras
  • LIDARs
  • Nvidia GPUs
  • Linear Actuators
  • Kangaroo and Sabertooth Microcontrollers
  • Arduino
  • RADARs
  • GPS
  • Control Theory
  • Unity game engine
  • Encoders


  • Software: Perception (Computer Vision)
  • Software: Planning and Control
  • Hardware: Electrical Systems
  • Hardware: Mechanical Design
  • Operations: Sponsorship & Public Relations
  • Operations: Digital Marketing
  • Operations: Business Management

Areas of Interest

  • Business and Technology Management
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • All majors are welcome!


  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • NYU Stern
  • Center for Cybersecurity
  • AI Now Institute
  • NYU Center for Data Science
  • NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty Advisors

Student Leadership

  • Email: nyuselfdrive@nyu.edu