Autonomous Vehicles

Our autonomous vehicles serve as a learning and research platform, enabling faculty and students to explore new frontiers.

Lincoln MKZ

Our autonomous Lincoln was made possible through contributions from UB, the National Science Foundation, Monro Muffler Brake Inc. and West Herr Auto Group. It is used for research purposes only.


UB researchers will use Olli to conduct comprehensive testing of autonomous and connected vehicles. The goal is to inform decisions regarding policy, safety, reliability and other future transportation issues.

The shuttle, which is mostly 3D printed, is capable of seating eight passengers and reaching 25 mph. It was developed by Local Motors, a ground mobility company.

Ollie outside Crofts Hall on UB's North Campus.
Ollie driving on campus.