The CAR Lab  


The Connected and Autonomous Research Laboratory (CAR Lab) at the University of Delaware was founded in Detroit in 2017 by Professor Weisong Shi, an IEEE fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist. The CAR Lab has become a world-renowned laboratory in the field of connected and autonomous driving, producing a series of results, including HydraOne, OpenVDAP, and ICAT, to name a few. The lab maintains close ties with colleagues in academia and industry. Our research has been funded by internationally renowned companies such as arm, Autoware Foundation, GM, Meta, Tier-IV, Toyota, West Digital, and so on.

In partnership with our industry collaborators and community leaders, the CAR lab aims to design and implement enabling technologies, including real-time operating systems, edge computing, C-V2X, data analytics, and applications, a secure trusted execution environment, privacy-preserving models and tools, to realize the vision of connected and autonomous systems

In parallel to research, the CAR lab is committed to education and workforce development in the mobility industry, with diversity and inclusion in mind.  

The CAR lab is a premium member of the Autoware Foundation. 

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Vehicle Computing

Professor Weisong Shi gave a talk at the Ohio State University on the vision of Vehicle Computing on Oct. 20, 2023. 

The ZebraT autonomous platform developed by the CAR lab, supporting the research and innovation on connected and autonomous vehicles. 

Professor Weisong Shi was interviewed by Erik Sofge from MIT Horizon on the future of Edge Computing on Jan 26, 2022. 

Latest News

Our team demonstrated our latest research and development at NAIAS 2022


HydraOne: An Indoor Experimental Research and Education Platform for CAVs


    Hydra in Action

We designed and assembled the Hydra platform, supporting a variety of CAV-related research activities.

Lab Introduction

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