Self-driving AI race car prototype at MIRA Technology Institute

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A robotic, driverless race car controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) has been created as part of a student competition to showcase disruptive technologies.

The MIRA Technology Institute in the UK will be exhibiting the vehicle from the Formula Student Artificial Intelligence (FS-AI) competition operated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, which challenges engineering undergraduates to design and build an AI driver vehicle to compete in timed trials at the Silverstone race circuit.

“Students are provided with a basic self-driving race car prototype and are challenged to develop the software and choose the control system that enables it to perform a series of missions. The entire project is completed within one academic year and universities from all over the world are welcome to take part. This new AI education program supports our commitment to developing the talent pipeline of the CAV industry,” said Formula Student project manager Lucy Killington.

The MTI provides training opportunities in CAV technology including IMI and other courses in electric and hybrid vehicle hazard management, maintenance, systems repair and replacement, and safety awareness.

As a dedicated resource for the automotive industry, the training is highly relevant and can be accessed by the full range and size of businesses within the sector including Tier 1 automotive businesses within the supply chain, and major international corporates.

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