The annual event took place on 21 and 22 January at the CCI of Le Mans in Sarthe , France. ST Le Mans proposed this year the simulation of a car race.
Ghislain Ballester, Michel Wojdaszka, Erwan Yvin and Philippe Noël have designed 10 "intelligent car" models that can react, be remotely controlled and become autonomous, using a microcontroller of the automotive family ADG SPC5 Studio.
3 steps for competitors: garage mode, sensor mode (semi-auto) and automatic control.
• Create a remote control, a dashboard either via Android (via bluetooth link) or by serial link on PC which can control the organs of the car in real time (leds and motors)
• Interact with external events (night, rain, emergency ...) in semi-automatic mode with sensors (simulated by pushbuttons)
• Communicate the position of the car via a GPS link on a virtual map and create an autopilot that follows a given trajectory.
After 24 hours of challenge, the team "The SWAG unicorns" won the prize.
a blog project should be available soon on https://community.st.com