At ASW, one of our core values is making the world our classroom. In order to help our IB Computer Science students learn about autonomous vehicles, teacher Mr. MacKenty invited Tesla to the campus to present their Model X SUV, a car with self-driving capabilities.
The IB students, along with grade 9 Design students, listened to an introduction to the car and its technology from a Tesla representative before having the opportunity to ask questions.
The IB students were then invited to go for a 15-minute ride in the car, and observe the autopilot features in action. During the drive, the car took over from the driver, keeping itself at speed with the traffic and in lane, completely autonomously. The students were very impressed, and had plenty of questions for the Tesla representative.
This was a truly unforgettable learning experience for our students!