CHONGQING, China, September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A news report from iChongqing:
Intelligent Connected Vehicles (ICVs) are defined as a new field of opportunity in the automotive industry. iVISTA Intelligent Connected Vehicle Challenge, developed under the leadership of CAERI Intelligent Connected Technology Co., Ltd., is positioned as an “international, professional and branded” competition with major influence in the industry, media and consumers. Hence, it has become a “testbed” for automotive companies, universities and colleges, and startups to compete in this space.
The iVISTA Intelligent Connected Vehicle Challenge 2022 held a ceremony after the completion of all sports 09/25 at the Chongqing Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone to present awards to teams and individuals with outstanding performance in the ADAS Challenge, Extreme Challenge and Functional Self-driving Vehicle Challenge.
The iVISTA Intelligent Connected Vehicle Challenge 2022 started under the motto “Intelligent driving for a better future”. 09/23.
The first day welcomed participants for the ADAS Challenge, the only sport designed and popular for clients. 32 coveted ICVs launched in the past two years gathered in Jihua Park, Liangjiang New Area to participate in the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Automated Parking System (APS) events. A fierce battle in the rain not only tested the capabilities of these mainstream ICVs for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), but also attracted many fans through the highlight videos circulated online. Chinese brands, represented by Chang’an Automobile, TANK, Wenjie and WM Motor, became the big winners in the sport, nearly taking the special prizes of two events. Chinese brands also accounted for most of the top prize winners.
Extreme Challenge, a new member of the competition, took place in the morning of 09/24. The “extreme” circuit featured over 20 sharp turns and inclines typical of the road conditions in chongqing, featuring “extreme” scenes, such as pedestrians crossing the street but blocked from the driver’s view by an obstacle (commonly known as ghost popping head out), avoiding roadworks, avoiding broken-down cars. All of this posed “extreme” challenges to the detection and processing capabilities of the vehicles and the Cooperative Vehicle Infrastructure System (CVIS). With the starting signal, professional teams took to the track one after the other and competed for sensors, computing power, reactions and teamwork. Victory always goes to the well-prepared. Daojian Youxing No. 2 team and Bisheng team of chongqing The University of Posts and Telecommunications, which trained the hardest and showed the most dedication before the competition, emerged victorious.
In the afternoon of 09/24the Functional Self-driving Vehicle Challenge was held on the 1.2-kilometer race track next door Mingyue Lake. It has stimulated the scenario of automated deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pickup, delivery, responding to obstacles on the route, and others were set to test the vehicles’ perception, decision-making, and control abilities in self-driving mode. Although they looked cute, these vehicles had great computing power and advanced algorithms, and amazed people with the rapid development of intelligent connected technology. Daojian Youxing No. 1 team with remarkable performance won another special prize along with Jizhixing No. 1 team of chongqing Technical University.
In addition to the face-to-face competitions, this year’s challenge also organized a competition in the “Metaverse”. The Virtual Simulation Challenge held earlier welcomed 83 teams from universities and colleges at home and abroad, automotive companies and start-ups to compete online through the i-SIM simulation evaluation platform independently developed by CAERI Intelligent Connected Technology to compete for the To test safety of autonomous driving system and compliance with road traffic regulations. Geely Intelligent Driving Pioneer Team, Wading Never Stall and Chang’an Automobile Tianshu Team stood out and won the special prizes.
The representative of the winners, holding the heavy trophy and gold medal, said: “The high-level competition not only provided the participants with an opportunity to practice, but also created a communication platform for the ICV industry. The brand image and the empowerment value are becoming increasingly important.” With the conclusion of the award ceremony, the iVISTA Intelligent Connected Vehicle Challenge 2022 has come to a successful end. The participants agreed to see each other again next year!