AGH Racing Team awarded in international autonomous vehicle technology competition

photo: private archive of AGH Racing

The autonomous system section of the AGH Racing Student Team took first place and won the Best Self-driving Team Award at Autonomous and Connected Vehicle International Competition, Europe 2019 – an event focused on new technologies in the automotive sector. 

During the event, the competing teams from all over the world presented their technological accomplishments, which were rated on the basis of the following set of criteria:

  • innovativeness of the implemented technologies,
  • mode of verification and practical testing,
  • potential industry applicability in the automotive sector,
  • level of advancement of the technology presented.

The competition was held in Berlin from 8 to 9 April 2019 during a series of events focusing on the development and implementation of cutting edge automotive technologies in the industry and research sector: Autonomous Driving and Future Mobility 2019 and Connected Vehicle and HMI 2019.

AGH Racing is currently getting ready for an international Formula Student competition with three types of racing cars: combustion-driven, electric and autonomous. The autonomous vehicle will be based on an electric drive and its main goal will be to complete all dynamic events – that is: the skidpad (on an 8-shaped track), acceleration and driverless trackdrive. The software responsible for control and environment analysis is based on NVIDIA control supersystem, while observation of the vehicle’s environment is carried out by optical (cameras), laser (lidar) and ultrasonic sensors. The vehicle’s all mechanical components are controlled by executive modules developed by AGH Racing team members in accordance with special design principles.

Members of the AGH Racing Team have been developing their autonomous racing car technology for over two years now. The first official student driverless racing car event was held in 2018 and was a turning point for Formula Student as it established the fourth technological keystone for this type of competition following combustion, electric and hybrid drive technologies.