A line tracking concept based toy electric car race is held in Bengaluru every year conducted by leading automotive semiconductor company Freescale Semiconductor. The hardware kit including the car and the software platform is provided by the Freescale for all the competing teams, who are basically engineering students from all over India. These students are required to write a very optimised and fast responding code in C language as well as use sensors and hardware devices very effectively.
This year in 2015, 100 teams from 40 engineering colleges across India Participated in the event titled "Freescale Cup"
“2015 Freescale Cup” is organised in collaboration with Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and it took place at J N Tata Memorial Auditorium, Bengaluru. Around 1 feet long battery powered cars need to navigate a track staying within two black lines.
The students were judged by parameters such as innovation, design, technology and most of all time. Even though the concept is simple line tracking which has become a outdated way of moving vehicles autonomously on a destined path, but the students in this competition learn most of the basics related to self driving concepts.
Details of the winning teams
Category College Student Name Prize Money
First prize Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathy Gnanamoorthy. M &Jawahar. N INR 2,00,000
Second Prize Government College of Engineering Vikram B &Shanmugam T INR1,00,000
Third Prize Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore Pavithra K, Lalitha J and Nayeema Shah INR 50,000