Renesas Electronics Europe announced that the third MCU Car Rally competition will take place at the occasion of the embedded world Student Day on March 16, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.
In order to participate, students must develop a functioning racing car based on electronic components and software from Renesas.
The competition attracts students from universities all over Europe.
The 2017 competition marks the first time that Renesas will hand out an Innovation Award for the team that adds the most creative and advanced enhancements to the microcontroller (MCU)-based model car in terms of design, construction, technology, ecology and performance. For example, students may swap the sensor that guides the car along the track for a camera.
Since the first rally held in 2015, the participation has grown from 16 teams and 96 students to 30 teams comprised of 150 students. They worked on their designs for a full semester in preparation for this year’s race. The competition gives final-year engineering students the opportunity to develop a real product using state-of the-art solutions from Renesas, including the RX Family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine excellent operation performance with superior power efficiency. The 30 teams include students from universities in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the UK.
The Third European MCU Car Rally competition for students at embedded world 2017 will start on 16th March 2017 at 10:00 in the Foyer (at Entrance Mitte) just in front of Hall 1.
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