Working individually or in a fleet, QCar is the ideal vehicle for validating your research concepts such as dataset generation, mapping, navigation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and many more.

Research Studio

The QCar is sold as part of the Self-Driving Car Research Studio. The Research Studio includes:


  • QCar (single vehicle or vehicle fleet)

Ground Control Station

  • High-performance computer with RTX graphics card and Tensor AI cores
  • Three monitors
  • High-performance router
  • Wireless gamepad
  • QUARC Autonomous license


Studio Space

  • Driving map featuring intersections, parking spaces, single & double lane roads and roundabouts
  • Supporting infrastructure including traffic lights, signs and cones.

Product Details

Dimensions 39 x 21 x 21 cm
Weight (with batteries) 2.7 kg
Power 3S 11.1 V LiPo (3300 mAh) with XT60 connector
Operation time (approximate) ~2 hours 11 m (stationary, with sensors feedback)
30 m (driving, with sensor feedback)
Onboard computer NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2
CPU: 2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A57 64-bit

+ 2 GHz Dual-Core NVIDIA Denver2 64-bit

GPU: 256 CUDA core NVIDIA Pascal™ GPU architecture, 1.3 TFLOPS (FP16)
Memory: 8GB 128-bit LPDDR4 @ 1866 MHz, 59.7 GB/s
LIDAR LIDAR with 2k-8k resolution, 10-15Hz scan rate, 12m range
Cameras Intel D435 RGBD Camera
360° 2D CSI Cameras using 4x 160° FOV wide angle lenses, 21fps to 120fps
Encoders 720 count motor encoder pre-gearing with hardware digital tachometer
IMU 9 axis IMU sensor (gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer)
Safety features Hardware “safe” shutdown button
Auto-power off to protect batteries
Expandable IO 2x SPI
4x I2C
40x GPIO (digital)
4x USB 3.0 ports
1x USB 2.0 OTG port
3x Serial
4x Additional encoders with hardware digital tachometer
4x Unipolar analog input, 12 bit, 3.3V
2x CAN Bus
8x PWM (shared with GPIO)
Connectivity WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 867Mbps with dual antennas
1x Micro HDMI ports for external monitor support
Additional QCar features Headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and reverse lights (with intensity control)
Dual microphones
LCD diagnostic monitoring, battery voltage, and custom text support


Supported Software and APIs QUARC Autonomous Software License
Quanser APIs
Python™ 2.7 & 3
ROS 1 & 2
Deep Stream SDK
Jetson Multimedia APIs
Docker containers with GPU support
Simulink® with Simulink Coder
Simulation and virtual training environments (Gazebo, QuanserSim)
Multi-language development supported with Quanser Stream APIs for inter-process communication
Unreal Engine

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