2024 American Control Conference Self-Driving Car Student Competition
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1Stage 1 : Virtual Design & Submission
Each team will be given a virtual environment compatible with the on-site demonstration; each team will have access to a virtual representation of vehicle models provided by Quanser. A list of tasks will be provided for each team to work on their designs and to test and verify their solutions. Each team will submit their conceptual plan at the end of this Phase.
2Stage 2 : Algorithm Validation on physical vehicles
After judging the outcomes of Stage 1, a short list of 6-8 qualifying teams will be sent a physical QCar, allowing them to transfer their code from the virtual environment to the physical self-driving car and provide the opportunity for algorithm validation and refinement before the in-person competition.
3Stage 3 : On-site demonstration and competition
the shortlisted teams will be invited to attend ACC 2024 in Toronto and participate in the on-site competition.
Award Package for winning team
- QCar – The feature vehicle of Quanser’s Self-Driving Car Studio
- QLabs Virtual QCar – 1-year subscription of digital twin virtual environment
- $2,000 cash prize (divided between student team-members)
- Golden QCar Trophy
- Registration: Until February 29, 2024
- Stage 1: Until April 30, 2024
- Stage 2: Until June 30th, 2024
- Stage 3: Competition details and guidance will be released in the first week of July 2024
Take a look at FAQ before you contact us!
|Q: Is having a faculty member or professor on the team mandatory?
|A: We suggest having a supervising professor on the competition team who may help coordinate resources and orchestrate progress.
|Q: What is the maximum number of members in the competition team?
|A: We do not have a specific limit on the number of people on each participating team, and team composition is based on the best combination that will accomplish the task. Based on the 2023 competition’s experience, a team has an average of 5 members.
|Q: Do we need to provide details of all team members?
|A: Yes, we will email the supervising professor to follow up.
|Q: How do you ensure that teams are updated with timely information?
|A: First, we strongly recommend nominating a Team Captain, and we will contact your Team Captain via email. Secondly, please connect with us through LinkedIn, where you can find the most updated information on the competition.
|Q: How can I get in touch if I need advice on technical issues?
|A: Please email your specific requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org. A dedicated Quanser engineer team will review and reply.
|Q: Is there a fee for the teams to join the competition?
|A: Registration and participation in the competition are complimentary. Teams advancing beyond Stage 1 will be responsible for their travel expenses and ACC conference registration during Stage 3 on-site competition in Toronto.
|Q: Do all team members need to attend Stage 3 in Toronto if they qualify?
|A: We understand that some team members may have visa issues to travel to Toronto. A possible solution is to let some team members join Stage 3 remotely while others go to the live event in Toronto.
Channel to contact Competition Advisory Team: email@example.com
If you want to share this competition information with your faculty members or students, feel free to download this flyer.
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