EcoCAR Design Team

About Us

Driving the Future Forward - Innovating Mobility, Empowering Autonomy

UWAFT is a student design team based out of University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. We compete in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, a four-year competition between 12 North American universities. We are transforming a 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ by modifying its electric powertrain, and implementing a sensor and processing suite to enable SAE level 2 autonomy for advanced safety and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication. We will be undertaking a variety of engineering development projects, including battery optimization, autonomous driving controls, V2X implementation, and so much more!

Our Vision

UWAFT was established in 1996 as one of only a few design teams in the University of Waterloo. Originally located in a small garage in the university’s physics building, a group of engineering students wanted to make a difference in vehicle design and encourage sustainable practices. At UWAFT we continuously break new boundaries in the field of of transportation through innovation, technology, and active student engagement. 

Building vehicles of Tomorrow, Today


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