Mohammad Zaid and Arjun Jauhari, students of B.Tech. (Electronics)
final year, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology,
Aligarh Muslim University have won 4th prize in the national level
competition "Smart Car Race India 2010".
The competition was organized by Freescale
Semiconductor India, in collaboration with the Centre for
Electronic Design and Technology (CEDT) and the Indian Institute
of Science (IISc). It was first of its kind organized for engineering
students in India.
The two-day event was part of a series of such competitions that
were organized by Freescale around the world and is being brought
to India for the first time.
'Smart Car Race India - 2010' received an overwhelming response
from the student fraternity from engineering colleges across
India, with participation from 22 renowned colleges and more than
Approximately 290 engineering students, along with their faculty
guides, participated in the competition.
During the competition, students
assembled an intelligent racing car that automatically recognized
the specially designed racing track at the final competition
The finalist were selected based on their two round performances
on the basis of the lap time taken, efficiency of algorithm, as
well as the hardware inspection of car.
After two days rigorous evaluation
by judges, AMU college team 'Zealous' was selected as 4th prize
winner and received prize money of Rs. 10,000.
Mohammad Zaid and Arjun Jauhari, under the supervision of Prof.
Ekram Khan and Prof. M. Hasan of Electronics Engineering
Department participated in the event.
Andy Mastronardi, the Worldwide
Director of Freescale University Program, Ganesh Guruswamy, the
Vice President and Country Manager of Freescale Semiconductor
India Pvt. Ltd. and Prof. K. Gopakumar, the Chairman, CEDT, IISc
Bangalore gave away the prizes to the winners.