23 Korean university teams competed in the “Virtual Challenge” held by the Hyundai Motor Group and IPG Automotive Korea to present their virtually developed autonomous driving functions. The six teams selected by the jury are:
A.EYE Inha University
BISA Keimyung University
Clothoid Chungbuk National University
Ese1st Incheon National University
KI-Robotics Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
SAVE Sungkyunkwan University
The winners are now moving on the finals of the competition. In this round, they will have to prove their ability to compete in the real world. The teams have to implement the autonomous driving functions they developed virtually in a physical vehicle by October. The Hyundai Motor Group provides the KIA NIRO EV and bears development costs. IPG Automotive Korea continues to support the competition by providing licenses and technical support so that the participants can verify their results in the CarMaker environment.
Since 1995, the Hyundai Motor Group has been organizing this competition for student teams that allows them to put their creative ideas for the future of automotive technology into practice on a vehicle. The competition has been focusing on the development of autonomous driving functions since 2010. For the first time, in 2021, a “Virtual Challenge” took place before the competition. The Hyundai Motor Group chose to use CarMaker as the development tool for the competition.
IPG Automotive Korea provided free CarMaker licenses for the participants of the “Virtual Challenge” as well as exclusive support: The participants had access to a variety of workshops and they were able to address all their questions to experts from IPG Automotive online or via phone.
During the competition, the teams had to complete a mission. The participants were able to benefit from the extensive CarMaker features enabling them to build virtual prototypes and environments, implement test scenarios and parameterize their sensor models.