Team Description

The EcoCAR team at the University of Washington is proud to bring together students from across engineering, business, communications, and design as we work towards the goal of advancing sustainable technology for everyone. As a Seattle institution, innovation and sustainability are our city and school’s DNA. One of our team’s greatest resources is our access to the bevy of tech, engineering, and software companies like Amazon and Boeing, as well as competition sponsors such as General Motors. The UW team is striving to customize a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, into an SAE level 2 autonomous vehicle, by implementing advanced propulsion systems, electrification, and vehicle connectivity. Our goal is to not only fulfill competition requirements but go above and beyond to enhance the riding experience for consumers and discover innovations that will lead to a more sustainable industry. The UW team wants to use the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge as an opportunity to challenge ourselves, our skill sets, and change the world for the better by advancing accessible, sustainable and consumer-focused technology. In Year 3, our goal is to have a 75% complete vehicle. This means we want our propulsion systems to be operating reliably and have all CAV hardware installed and activated so that we can perform basic functional autonomy.  


Team Members

  • Lead Faculty Advisor:Prof. Robert Bruce Darling
  • Faculty Advisor:Prof. Per Reinhall
  • Project Manager:Sydney Platt
  • Engineering Manager: Kerri Loyd
  • Communications Managers:Vera Drapers, Sabreena Lauzon
  • PSI Lead:Trager Joswig-Jones, Bailey Deck
  • PCM Lead: Hari Rangarajan
  • CAVs Lead:Caleb Zheng, Aaron Wu
  • Systems Safety Lead Engineer:Noah Lin
  • HMI/UX Lead:Alex Argyle, Shane Martin, Avery Wolf


get involved


We hold open applications periods at the start of each quarter, depending on the need from each subteam. We will be sending out more information about these application periods and info session on our social media. If you would like to set up a time to see the lab and meet the team, outside of application periods, please contact Livia Anderson at ecocar@uw.edu


Keep up with our team on any of our socials!


Instagram: ecocaruw


Facebook: UW EcoCAR


Twitter: uwecocar


LinkedIn: UW EcoCAR


contact us


4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA, 98195

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