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Freescale Cup Winners Announced for SAE International 2014 Convergence

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 5, 2014 -

Winners have been announced for the Freescale Cup Competition, which was held Oct. 21-22 during SAE 2014 Convergence in Detroit.

The Freescale Cup is an autonomous, intelligent race car competition in which teams are challenged to build, program, and race a model car around a track for speed. The fastest car to complete the track without derailing, is the winner.

The winners included:

1st Place:       Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – Tom Pruett

2nd Place:      Bosch –Rajit Jayachandran & Nidhin Rajan

3rd Place:       TRW – Amanda Mohan, Cory Shirts, Stephan Leuschner & John Rotondo

The autonomous cars require:

·         Embedded software programming and basic circuit creation using Freescale parts included in the entry kit.

·         Students/employees to create motor control hardware and software to propel and steer their intelligent car

·         Interfacing with the kit's camera to navigate the race course by following the guide lines.

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