The focus of this year’s Audi Autonomous Driving Cup (AADC) lay on the development of self-driving cars with artificial intelligence. The eight teams of students who made it into the final were required to demonstrate their skill by delivering a scientific lecture, then completing a handling course and an open challenge.
At the AADC, artificial intelligence means that the teams need to program their cars to “learn” by means of image recognition on the handling course, then use this information to steer themselves. The tricky part? One image is not sufficient; error-free execution requires a massive volume of images or data.