U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced UT Austin as a new team of the EcoCAR EV Challenge sponsored by Department of Energy, General Motors, MathWorks and managed by Argonne National Laboratory. EcoCAR is a premier collegiate engineering program of Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTC) for North American universities. Led by Profs. Junmin Wang (Mechanical Engineering), Joydeep Biswas (Computer Science), and Alex Huang (Electrical Engineering), 100+ undergraduate and graduate students in many disciplines across the UT campus will work on addressing real-world challenges of electrified, connected, and automated vehicles (E-CAV) through multidisciplinary collaborations using GM’s full-electric 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ as the test platform. More details at UT Austin Cockrell School of Engineering and U.S. DOE. A YouTube video on EcoCAR EV Challenge is here.