Engineering Students' Team at Monash University

Monash Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MCAV) is a newly formed student team focusing on building autonomous vehicles that operate in a connected network.



Due to the increasing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone all on-campus operations and public events to ensure the health and wellbeing of our team members, supporters and industry partners.

Please read our full COVID-19 Team Statement.

About MCAV

Monash Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MCAV) team is a newly formed student team focusing on building autonomous vehicles that operate in a connected network. 

The team consists of senior undergraduate students from the fields of electrical, mechatronics, mechanical and civil engineering. In 2020, we’re proud to have almost 50 members working on this project, ranging from the second year to final year students.


"Build a safe and efficiently operated connected Autonomous Vehicle in a shared environment such as public roads or spaces."

MCAV Vision

Team Sections

We have various students working on different parts of the project at MCAV, and we value their hard work and significant contributions to transform the automotive industry.

Click on each section to learn more about what they do.

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Hardware Section

Our Hardware Team is responsible for vehicle management, actuation, power, computation, and perception hardware. In 2020 and beyond the Hardware team is focusing on a number of projects, from improving the Subaru to experimental robotics.

Software Section

Our Software Team is responsible for developing the decision making capabilities of the vehicle, including perception, localisation, path planning and control. In 2020 and beyond, we are focusing on development and testing for highly dynamic and variable environments.

Interaction Section

Our Interactions Team is responsible for vehicle simulation, including city scale models but also local vehicle dynamic models. Additionally our team has a focus on traffic networks and flows, and how they are affected considering the introduction of autonomous cars.

Connectivity Section

Our Connectivity Team is responsible for implementing connectivity hardware and software into the vehicles. In 2020 and beyond, the connectivity team will be focusing on customising existing applications and testing how data can be used in V2V connectivity.

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17 Alliance Lane, Monash University Melbourne VIC Australia 3800

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