Friday, October 1, 2010

Smart Car Race India 2010








Freescale Semiconductors and Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, Indian Institute of Science organized the 'Smart Car Race India 2010' from 27th to 29th September, 2010. Over 60 teams of engineering students from across the length and breadth of the country participated in the event. The prelims were held on the first two days. Thirty teams made to the finals that was held on 29th September. The top three teams were awarded attractive cash prizes.

The main objective of this national level competition is to foster the problem solving aptitude within the undergraduate and gradute student community. The challenge posed at the students was "to design and develop controller to steer a car on an unkown track". This is  implemented on toy cars equipped with on-board electronics. 

Freescale has been organizing this event in China, Korea, Malaysia and Mexico. This is the first time the event was held in India. From now on, this shall be a regular event in India too.

Related LInks:
http://www.livemint.com/2010/09/29222429/Selfdriving-cars.html
http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/29/stories/2010092957490200.htm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Surat-engg-team-wins-smart-car-contest/articleshow/6654521.cms
http://pcsemicon.blogspot.com/2010/09/freescale-hosts-indias-first-smart-car.html
http://www.aaref.com/2010/09/30/news/surat-engg-team-wins-smart-car-contest/
http://www.efytimes.com/e1/51605/fullnews.htm
http://www.ciol.com/Developer/Developer/News-Reports/Freescale-names-winner-of-%E2%80%98Smart-Car-Race-India%E2%80%99/141789/0/
http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets/News/Freescale-Semiconductor-hosts-Indias-first-SmartCar-Race-India-2010/4947952933
http://www.isaonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1405:freescale-hosts-indias-first-smart-car-race-india--2010-for-engineering-students&catid=51:industry-specific-news-&Itemid=213
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/100941/no-f1-had-edge-seat.html
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-52776.html
  
Edit on 17 Dec 2010: Video added
 

5 comments:

  1. ..."to foster the problem solving aptitude within the undergraduate and gradute student community." I would put in context, that real-world problem solving needs also to be seriously encouraged upon. Ofcourse, such competitions are stepping stones.
    For eg. GE organizes problem statements (eco-imagination challenge & Edison challenge).
    http://www.ge.com/jfwtc/edisonchallenge/

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