Natcar is a design contest created by UC Davis and National Semiconductor and run in conjunction with UC Berkeley. It is currently sponsored by Texas Instruments. Teams design, build and race autonomous cars on a track marked by 1″-wide white tape. In addition, there is a wire under the tape that has a 100 mARMS 75 kHz sinusoidal current flowing in it.
The contest is intended for undergraduate students, but teams with graduate students, high-school students or student who have competed in a previous Natcar may attend the competition, although they will compete in a separate division.