Hyundai Motor Group has held its annual Future Technology demonstration at the ITS test circuit of Traffic Safety located in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
The Future Automobile Technology Competition is the only automobile-oriented competition in Korea in which college students compete with one another by manufacturing actual automobiles. This competition started in order to provide opportunities for students to apply their creative ideas regarding future automobile technologies directly to cars.
In particular, since the tenth competition in 2010, the theme of competition has become ‘Autonomous Vehicle Competition’ for the first time in the world, so that participating students can make unmanned automobiles by themselves that drive the circuit.
At this competition, the top four teams (KAIST, Seoul National University, Kookmin University, and Hanyang University) out of 12 participating teams to the finals, based on scores from preliminaries, performed the final demonstration of their autonomous vehicles to the audience and the winner was selected afterwards.
Hyundai Motor Group provided vehicles and funds (maximum 90 million won, US$84,662) for research to all twelve finalists including top four teams and enabled its advisory researchers to share their R&D experiences by technical sector with participating teams while each of them was working on team projects. As prizes for the winner, second place and third place were 100 million won (US$94,121), 50 million won (US$47,034), and 30 million won (US$28,236) respectively, participating students were very serious.
An associate at Hyundai Motor Group said, “Technologies found in the Autonomous Vehicle Competition including lane departure prevention system and advanced smart cruise function are actually applied in autonomous vehicles. Together with technologies of environment-friendly vehicles, autonomous car technologies will become the key to automobile industry in Korea. I hope this competition will contribute to the expansion of the overall research scope for self-driving cars in Korea.”
Live videos from Hanyang, 2010. 汉阳大学2010年现场比赛视频。
Live videos from Hanyang, 2012. 汉阳大学2012年现场比赛视频。
Live videos from KAIST, 2012. KAIST 2012年现场比赛视频。
Live videos from KAIST, 2014. KAIST 2014年现场比赛视频。
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