The most important competition for a Selfie from KNR has just finished!

Team Selfie once again showed off at an autonomous car competition. Students from KNR (Student Research Groups which would come under the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology) on 4th and 5th of February took part in Carolo-Cup 2019. It’s the most important event of the year for the team not only because of its high level, but also the presence of the world most important automotive companies including Volkswagen, Audi and Bosh. The representatives from those giants were watching students struggle and played an important role in judging them.

The main challenge of the competition was to make a car drive autonomously between the lines that imitates those on the real roads. In addition cars were obliged to follow the Highway code including giving way on crossroads, avoiding obstacles, and parking in the appropriate spot. The final score was evaluated based on those actions and a 20 minutes presentation about the project.

At the end, our students achieved 6th place competing with teams from Germany, Switzerland and China. It is worth mentioning that scores between 3rd and 6th place were very similar. They differed only by 37 where the winner got 800 points. However, guys are still very proud of themselves, especially about the 3rd place in driving with parking task.

It was the second Carolo-Cup for the team. Last year, during  a debut, they finished the competition on the 7th place. From that time team Selfie managed to win in Canada, and appeared on another event in Italy just a few months later with a brand new car and more advanced software architecture, ROS.

We congratulates Selfie on such a success and wish to see them on even more competitions and evens all around the world. As for now we can only reveal that the team has already started working on the new car, which once again will be based on a completely new platform.

Our division strongly supports this project and hopes for its best in the future.