Edinburgh University Formula Student win driverless car event at Silverstone

Image credit: Edinburgh University Formula Student
Image credit: Edinburgh University Formula Student
Our Edinburgh University Formula Student were recently crowned winners of the Formula Student Artificial Intelligence Competition at Silverstone racetrack on 17 - 21 July 2019.

The Formula Student competition, which challenges teams from across the world to design and build a Formula One style racing car before competing against each other at Silverstone, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.

Run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the competition is viewed as a motorsport industry standard for being a kite-mark of real-world engineering experience, combining practical engineering experience with soft skills including business planning and project management.

The AI division of the competition which EUFS won challenges teams to develop software capable of controlling a purpose-designed formula-style racing car through a series of racing challenges.

Over the competition, the Edinburgh team scored more points than their competitors not only in the ‘dynamic’ part of the competition which tested their AI software on the custom-built driverless racecar on the track, but also in ‘static’ elements which involved delivering presentations on the business and design development of real-world autonomous vehicles.

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