Formula Student adds ‘driverless cars’ race category in its 20th year

Published 28 February 2018

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, design, automotive, formula student, imeche, ai

Formula Student, the student racing car event run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), will see 130 student teams from over 30 countries take part in July 2018.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year marks the first time that there will be a driverless element to the competition, FS-AI, with some teams being tasked with developing a cost-effective software package to enable an Artificial Intelligence (AI) car to make its own decisions, and evolve to improve its own performance.

IMechE states that the new aspect of the competition will ensure the event continues to support industry by addressing the skills gap and providing mechanical engineering students with the opportunity for real-world experience of integrated electronics, software and systems engineering.

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