CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Autonomous Racing Team brought their race car to Grounds on Monday. 

The Cavalier Autonomous Racing Team, made up of computer science, engineering and other students, is one of only nine in the entire world and competes in races internationally.

UVA President Jim Ryan stopped by the site to learn about the self-driving car that can reach speeds up to 150 miles per hour through programming. 

“They teach the car how to sense the world around it. How to make sense of where it is on the track, where our opponent is, make decisions on what racing line to take, how fast to take it and keep the steering stable,” said Madhur Behl, director of the Cavalier Autonomous Racing Team.

This is the first time the car has actually been on Grounds as it is usually stored in Indianapolis for races. The team will be taking the car internationally to compete on the F1 racing track in Italy next June.