Informatics Valley; Within the scope of TEKNOFEST, it hosted the Robotaxi Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition organized to ensure the development of autonomous vehicle technologies. Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, who shared the excitement of the contestants who qualified for the finals, watched the races with the youth. Receiving information about autonomous vehicles from the competitors, Varank said, “We want to train the engineers of the future from here. We believe our young people will be very successful. " said.
The teams that made it to the finals of the Robotaxi Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Competition organized with the support of TÜBİTAK, Bilişim Vadisi and HAVELSAN, sweated. Minister Varank shared this excitement on the final day of the competition, which encouraged participants to gain competence in the field of autonomous vehicle technologies, original design, algorithm and reporting. Following the races held in Informatics Valley, Varank received information about autonomous vehicles from the finalists.
"WE EXPECT SUCCESS"
Reminding that technology competitions continue and referring to the support provided within the scope of the competitions, Varank said, “I would like our young brother who will come out of here to work in TOGG's autonomous software. We also need this. They need to improve their capabilities and use them in real life, commercialized products. We expect success. As long as they work and bring success. " he spoke.
Stating that they provide job and paid internship opportunities to young people who are successful in rocket competitions at ROKETSAN, Varank said, “We provide internship opportunities for our graduates from here very easily. We are in cooperation with the private sector in these competitions. If we have young people to apply for a job, we will of course evaluate them. Even our companies need personnel. As long as the young people say, let's get it. We are also in contact with the whole sector, of course, we will help them. " said.
FORMULA 1 WORD TO COMPETITORS
Varank promised an invitation to the autonomous contestants for Formula 9, which will be held in Istanbul Park after 1 years, if there is an audience.
Stating that autonomous vehicle technologies are one of the areas where most of the studies are carried out in the world, Varank said, “We want to train the engineers of the future from here. We believe our young people will be very successful. TUBITAK, Turkey Team Foundation Technologies (T3) are working with the interest of our young people by organizing this competition to take to the field. " He spoke in the form.
T3 Foundation Board Chairman Haluk Bayraktar, "strong and independent future for our young people of our country to take part in such competitions, our best hope for the future as Turkey is showing us that they are." he spoke.
Being one of the 17 finalists; Sakarya University SAİTEM Team was the only team to complete the course. The driverless vehicle developed by the team completed all the commands and completed the course. Varank went to the Sakarya University SAİTEM Team vehicle and congratulated the team.
17 TEAMS IN THE FINAL
Of the 5 teams that made it to the finals, 127 teams that successfully passed the technical controls and test stages were qualified to compete in the competition, where 132 teams, 17 from abroad and 14 from Turkey, applied.
TOTAL 160 THOUSAND TL AWARD
The first winner will receive 75 thousand TL, the second 50 thousand TL, and the third 35 thousand TL, and the finalists will be awarded 160 thousand TL in total.
In addition to Minister Varank, the races held in the Informatics Valley, Kocaeli Governor Seddar Yavuz, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın, Deputy Minister and TEKNOFEST Chief Executive Officer Mehmet Fatih Kacır, TÜBİTAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, T3 Foundation Chairman Haluk Bayraktar and Informatics Valley General Manager Serdar İbrahimcioğlu followed.
Racing Teams: Argem High School AROTO, Pamukkale University Atay Otonom, Yozgat Bozok University BEEM, Boğaziçi University BURST, Erciyes University Erciyes Otonom, Altınbaş University (İstanbul) Eva-Otonom, Çınar College Basil, Bursa Technical University Haciwatt Autonomous Team, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University Karaelmas BOA EMTA , Kocaeli University KOÜ-MEKATRONOM, Düzce University MEKATEK, İstanbul University –Cerrahpaşa MilAT Electromobile R&D Community, Gaziantep University ORET, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa OTOBİL, Başkent University Parsy-AUTO, Sakarya University SAITEM, Yıldız Technical University YTÜ-AESK.