About the Competition

Robotaxi-Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle Competition is organized within the scope of TEKNOFEST Technology competitions.

The goal of the Robotaxi-Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle Competition is to encourage participants to gain competence in the field of autonomous vehicle technologies, original design, algorithm and reporting.

High school, associate, undergraduate, graduate students, graduates; You can participate individually or as a team. Teams consisting of high school students and teams consisting of university and higher levels will compete in the same category. Participation as a private sector is not possible.

The competition consists of two categories. In ROBOTAXY-PASSACHING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE COMPETITION, which is the first category, teams participate in the competition by producing all vehicles from A to Z and producing software. In Autonomous-Ready Vehicle Category, teams run their software on autonomous vehicle platforms provided by TEKNOFEST.

In the final of the competition, it will be expected to perform various tasks autonomously in a real racetrack environment that is valid for both categories mentioned above.  The main purpose of the competition is to develop autonomous driving algorithms.

Within the scope of the competition, teams must prepare for 3 different stages: Preliminary Design (PDR), Critical Design Report (CDR) and Vehicle Test Video. In the first stage, teams are expected to prepare a Preliminary Design and Simulation Report (PDR) that includes the simulation results. In the second stage, the Critical Design Report will be requested. Teams that qualify for the final will be announced according to the results of the Vehicle Test Videos.

NOTE: Teams participating in the Efficiency Challenge Competition can also compete in this category. However, they have to apply separately from here.

Apart from the information given in the specification, you must be a member of the related mailing group from the link ROBOTAKSI - FULL SCALE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE COMPETITION for any questions you want to ask about the competition. The questions you will ask and the answers to these questions will be clear to the other members of the mailing group. The templates for the reports that the contestants need to prepare will be announced on the TEKNOFEST website in the future.

 

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Competition Calender 2023

Explanation Date
UNIQUE VEHICLE CATEGORY
Competition Application Deadline 30.11.2022
Submission of Preliminary Design Reports 05.12.2022 - 17:00
Announcement of Pre-selection and Financial Support Results 23.12.2022
Estimated Deadline for Submission of Supports to Competitor Teams *
Submission of Critical Design Reports 06.02.2023 - 17:00 (GMT +03:00)
Announcement of Finalist Teams Based on Critical Design Report Evaluation Results 17.02.2023
Vehicle Test Video Deadline 28.02.2023
Test Process It will be announced later
Robotaksi – Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition Final It will be announced later / BİLİŞİM VADİSİ
READY VEHICLE CATEGORY
Competition Application Deadline 30.11.2022
Submission of Preliminary Design Reports 05.12.2022 - 17:00
Announcement of Pre-Qualification Results 21.12.2022
Ready Vehicle Teams Test Process Information Meeting and Orientation Training 02.01.2023 – 06.01.2023
Working of Teams on the Vehicle with the Appointment System 09.01.2023 - 03.02.2023
Deadline for Critical Design Reports 06.02.2023 - 17:00
Ready Vehicle Test Elimination 13-15.02.2023
Announcement of Finalist Teams Based on KTR Evaluation Results 24.02.2023
Test Process (Start of Physical Tests with Appointment System) 13.02.2023 - 12.03.2023
Robotaxi – Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition Final It will be announced later / BİLİŞİM VADİSİ

Robotaxi-Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle Competition Unique Vehicle Category

Degree Award
First 130.000 TL
Second 110.000 TL
Third 90.000 TL

Robotaxi-Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle Competition Autonomous-Ready Vehicle Category

Degree Award
First 100.000 TL
Second 80.000 TL
Third 60.000 TL

Robotaksi-Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition 2018 Degrees

Degree Team Name
1.Advanced Category EL CEZERİ
1.Basic Category FEVZ-İ ASIM
2.Basic Category HUVARDA
3.Basic Category ANADOL-A

Robotaksi-Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition 2019 Degrees

Degree Team Name
1st Mention YTU AESK-LEO
2nd Mention OTOBİL

Robotaksi-Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition 2020 Degrees

Degree Team Name
1st Mention SAITEM

Robotaksi-Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition 2021 Degrees

Degree Team Name
1- (Original Vehicle Category) YTÜ AESK
2- (Original Vehicle Category) SAİTEM
3- Mention (Original Vehicle Category) İTÜ-GÜNEŞ ARABASI

Robotaksi-Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition Specification

2023 Robotaksi Hazır Araç Teknik Dokümanı

TECHNICAL TOUR

COMPANIES RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITY
By organizing technical tours, it is provided to on-site inspection of working on leading technological firms of Turkey.

NETWORK
TEKNOFEST, which hosts hundreds of companies on technical trips, provides the opportunity to get to know experts in every field.

INFORMATION ABOUT BUSINESS AND VOCATIONAL LIFE
On technical trips, the opportunity to meet expert engineers about business and professional life is provided.

MOTIVATION AND INTERESTING
On technical trips, people who have worked in technology companies have the opportunity to listen to their experiences and increase motivation.

DENEYAP

OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN PROJECTS IN DENEYAP BRANCHES
Young students who are trained to develop technology are given the opportunity to explain projects and inspire them.

SUPPORT PROGRAM

MATERIAL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY
In order to support the projects of thousands of young people, a total of over 30 million TL material support is provided to the teams that pass the pre-selection stage.

TRANSPORTATION / ACCOMODATION SUPPORT
Transportation / Accomodation support is provided to the finalist teams for their competitions at TEKNOFEST 2023.

AWARDS
TEKNOFEST 2023 will be awarded over 13 Million TL awards to the teams that qualified for TEKNOFEST Karadeniz.

EDUCATION

TRAINING CAMP PROGRAM
Training programs will be organized for the finalist teams with the participation of the executive institution and advisory board members.

Q&A MEETÇINGS
Teams with the participation of the executive and advisory board members Meetings where projects, evaluation criteria and processes can direct questions to the advisory board will be planned.
 

CAREER

INTERNSHIP
Internship opportunities in Turkey's technology institutions will be provided.

GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Turkey under the Technology Team, conducted by the Foundation for the National Team Program Support Technology Teams are provided with incentives through orientation and support programs for international competitions.