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This is NXP CUP!
Build intelligent robots on wheels and join Europes biggest
challenge on self-driving DIY cars!
They are small, they are inexpensive. They run real autonomous car software!
THIS IS NXP CUP. Your gateway to program and race a model car around a track for precision and speed. Open for students and robotics clubs in the EMEA region. The overall aim of the NXP CUP is to make and race pro-level autonomous cars on low cost. Optimize the hardware and software to complete the track in the fastest time and show your skills in the precision task to earn extra points. All you need is
2020 Season is ahead!
While our Winners just landed back from Silicon Valley, we are already working on new ideas on how to make your brains smoke. Be prepared to join the challenge from October 2020. All infos will follow via this page and our NXP CUP Newsletter.
Start programming during your winter semester and win great prices! This competition lends itself well to use in senior design/capstone project courses. The contest time frame can fit within the average 3-4 month semester. Most development work can be done easily within that timeline.
These guys ROCK! 2019 results:
What a year! Standing ovations for all of our 160 teams who built, coded, tested, debugged and finally raced at various NXP CUP qualification and finals events. No doubt you have made the NXP CUP EMEA 2019 a success and you are the next generation of disruptors.
Big congratulations to the TOP 3 winners of this year’s NXP Cup EMEA! Scoring the highest possible score of incredible 1.000 points, team ARCAR1 from Haute Ecole ARC Ingénierie won the NXP CUP. Your team did an amazing job – well done! Just behind with 700 points each, the team ARCAR2 from Haute Ecole ARC Ingénierie on the 2nd place and team KAW4Wheels from AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow on the 3rd place.
Besides the top prizes – a Basket of Electronics sponsored by Mouser Electronics and an Elektor Mini Radio sponsored by Elektor Magazine – also Fraunhofer IIS honored two teams with the award "Most Innovative Car". Congratulations to team VAXNA from Stredni Skola informatiky, Elektrotechniky a Remesel Roznov and team SlowFox MUNI Corp from Masaryk University.
Missed the final race at Fraunhofer on April 30?
For all of you whoare interested in seeing how the Teams fought and were challenged in the finals, you can watch the rebroadcast here on YouTube.
//YOUR QUICKLINKS TO THE GAMES
// LATEST NEWS
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There is one main race (timed race) and 3 additional Optional Extra Disciplines to earn extra points. During the finals, participating teams collect points. While the smaller Optional Extra Disciplines give less total points, the timed race is the main attraction and toughest discipline with the most points to earn. Get a sneak preview of the challenges. Program your car so it successfully completes the timed race track, Figure 8, obstacle avoidance and Speed limit zone. For more information check our tracks and the rules.
//THE DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
The Freedom KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform for Kinetis® L Series KL1x (KL14/15) and KL2x (KL24/25) MCUs built on Arm® Cortex®-M0+ processor.
Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. >>>Read more
A chassis package consists of a base plate with four wheels, two motors and a steering servo, a battery pack, a simple black/white camera with mounting rod, a motor driver and the FRDM-KL25Z computer. The camera gives the car eyes to scan an process the track in front.
//THE RACE TRACK
The circuit, which the cars have to drive by themselves, consists of a mixture of curves, crossings, chicanes and straight sections. The trace is defined by two-inch wide black lines at a fixed distance of about 55 cm from each other on a white surface. Learn all about the track design!
Besides a fully equipped car kit and latest NXP technology, we offer you software support to quick start the NXP CUP. MathWorks provides complimentary Matlab and Simulink along with toolboxes required to succeed in the competition. Also there is a Gitbook page and further documentation giving you a quick start!
Check out the rules here!
//TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND DATA PRIVACY
You have a question? Contact us!
Matthias Wilkens // firstname.lastname@example.org
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