EEE autonomous car racing students secure 1st place and 3rd in UK to qualify for European finals in May.

NXP winnersTwo teams of Electronic and Electrical Engineering final year students have taken 1st and 3rd place at an autonomous car racing event hosted by the Imperial College, London.

The teams competed against students from other Universities in the UK and Greece. The NXP Cup is a global competition with over 23,000 students taking part in building, programming, and racing an autonomous model car around a track for speed. Using only cameras and motion sensors with no human interaction, the fastest car to complete the race circuit without more than two wheels leaving the track wins.

This year 120 teams entered the European region competition, with the qualifying 16 teams going to the EMEA final on 10th May at the NXP Headquarters in Munich, Germany. The winning team will secure a place to compete in the world final in Asia in September against teams from around the globe.

Well done to our teams! Look out for a live stream of the EMEA finals in May. 

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