Audi Autonomous Driving Cup: Ten Student Teams To Face Off

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Ten teams, comprising of students will have the ultimate face off in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup to find the best piloted model car.

Audi is hosting the inaugural Driving Cup, which is intended primarily for students in computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Ten teams will be competing against each other at a public event at the Audi Museum Mobile on March 25 and 26, 2015.

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Björn Giesler, one of the organizers of the competition said, "Our competition course will serve as the proving ground for the young experts' software. Oncoming and intersecting traffic, tricky parking situations and obstacles that suddenly appear will put their programming precision to the test."

An electric motor accelerates the all-wheel-drive model cars up to 40 km/h. The students are provided with a basic software package for the competition, from which they develop their own software architecture that processes sensor data to interpret the situation and control the car accordingly.

The goal for the student teams is to complete the course quickly with as few errors as possible. Points are deducted for accidents, lost time and imprecise execution. The team scoring the most points wins 10,000 euros. Second prize is 5,000 euros and third, 1,000 euros.

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