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Developed in partnership with Southwest Research Institute, this completely virtual competition challenged participants to develop path planning, perception and control algorithms for an autonomous vehicle, and then put it to the test in a simulated environment.

We are delighted to announce this year’s winners! Watch the awards ceremony to see how the teams got on and check out the full results available for download below.

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Autonomous Programming Competition Winners’ Announcement

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Title: Autonomous Programming Competition - Awards Video - Running Order

Running time: 04:01

Description: APC Awards Video

[Pre-titles GFX text displays]

CODING

ENGINEERING

INNOVATION

TEAMWORK

Norman voiceover:

Coding

Engineering

Innovation

And Teamwork

Welcome to the Autonomous Programming Competition Awards!

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Autonomous Programming Competition sting.

[Opening video footage]

Wipes to Norman full frame.

[Text displays]

GFX name strap: Norman Koch

Shell Eco-marathon Global General Manager

Norman full frame:

Hello everybody and welcome! Back in January, Southwest Research Institute set you, our Shell Eco-marathon competitors an autonomous vehicle programming competition.

[Video footage]

Transitions to team member montage.

Norman voiceover:

Over the course of the next 7 weeks, you developed path planning, perception, and control algorithms for an autonomous vehicle using the Robot Operating System (ROS).

The teams with the most efficient path planning skills competed for the top place on our leaderboard! And let me tell you… the competition was fierce!

[Video footage]

Wipes back to Norman full screen.

Norman full frame:

And NOW it’s time to reveal who the winners are…

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Third Place

50 Virtual League Points

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Winning Team Name: SAITEM Team

Country: Turkey

Country Flag: Turkey

Norman voiceover:

In third place we have… SAITEM Team. From Turkey.

[Video footage]

Transitions to split screen of SAITEM team celebrating.

[Video footage]

Wipes to SwRI partner, David, full frame.

[Text displays]

Name strap:

David Anthony

SwRI - Senior Research Engineer

David:

Congratulations SAITEM Team.

A team of expert problem solvers, you delivered your best attempt just minutes before the competition closed! Great work everyone, proving it’s never too late to succeed!

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Second place

100 Virtual League Points

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Winning Team Name: ITS Team Sapuangin

Country: Indonesia

Country Flag: Indonesia

Norman voiceover:

The team that ranked in second place on our leaderboard is…

Team ITS Team Sapuangin. From Indonesia.

[Video footage]

Transitions to full split screen of ITS Team Sapuangin celebrating.

[Video footage]

Wipes to SwRI partner, Dan, full frame.

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Name Strap:

Dan Beer

SwRI - Engineer

Dan:

Amazing achievement ITS Team Sapuangin.

You all worked relentlessly to produce great results throughout the competition, demonstrating incredible team spirit and determination. Well done team!

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First place

150 Virtual League Points

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Winning Team Name: Team Monash UC

Country: Malaysia

Country Flag: Malaysia

Norman voiceover:

And now our competition champions, coming in first place are...

Team Monash UC. From Malaysia.

[Video footage]

Transitions to split screen of Team Monash UC celebrating.

[Video footage]

Wipes to SwRI partner, Chris, full frame.

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GFX name strap:

Chris Mentzer

SwRI - Senior Program Manager

Chris:

And a huge congratulations to Team Monash UC.

You really impressed us when you hit all twelve goals on your second valid attempt. You showed a great balance between speed and efficiency. Incredible team work.

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Special Commendation

$300 Shell Shop Voucher

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Winning Team Name: Galway Energy Efficient Car

Country: Ireland

Country Flag: Ireland

Norman voiceover:

 

We would also like to give a Special Commendation to Team Galway Energy Efficient Car from Ireland for embodying the true Shell Eco-marathon spirit!

[Video footage]

Wipes back to Norman full frame.

Norman full frame:

Not only did they achieve an impressive result, they also flagged a potential gap in the programming that could be exploited…

So thank you for helping us ensure a fair competition for all participants and for showcasing brilliant problem solving!

[Video footage]

Transitions to team Galway Energy Efficient Car celebrating.

[Video footage]

Wipes to final messages from SwRI partners, starting with David.

David:

We just wanted to say a BIG congratulations to ALL the competition winners!

[Video footage]

Wipe transitions to Daniel.

Daniel:

 

A huge thank you to ALL the amazing Shell Eco-marathon teams that demonstrated incredible programming, problem solving and teamwork skills throughout the competition.

[Video footage]

Wipe transitions to Chris.

Chris:

It wasn’t an easy competition, but everyone definitely rose to the occasion. We can’t wait to see how everybody performs at the next Shell Eco-marathon virtual challenge. Good luck from everybody here at Southwest West Research Institute.

[Video footage]

Wipes to montage of team members, starting with Adam Fahey.

Adam:

The best thing about participating in this competition was the opportunity to interact with other teams from around the world.

[Video footage]

Wipes to SAITEM Team.

SAITEM Team member:

The biggest challenge was… actually we had lots of different problems, but the most biggest one was efficiency rate. We tried almost everything to make the efficiency better.

[Video footage]

Wipes to Darren.

Darren:

I think people should give this competition a try because I think it’s a good opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge.

[Video footage]

Wipes to ITS Team Sapuangin member.

ITS Team Sapuangin member:

Sometimes we have to adapt to the changes that happen. This is an amazing experience.

[Video footage]

Wipes back to Norman, full frame.

Norman full frame:

Congratulations from me to all the winning teams!

To discover more about Shell Eco-marathon and find out how YOU can take part visit makethefuture.shell.

[Text displays]

makethefuture.shell

[Video footage]

Transitions to split screen of all four teams celebrating.

[GFX endboard]

#ShellEcoMarathon

© Shell International 2021

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2021 Virtual League Table
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Check your Virtual League standings and see how your team compares to other teams around the world!

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2021 Virtual Programme
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The 2021 Virtual Programme includes the global Virtual League, where teams can earn points across a range of different challenges. Here’s how teams can compete in the league.

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Shell Eco-marathon Virtual Programme