A 32-member group made of students from the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, ITS Sapuangin strives to build energy-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles for a greener future.
After receiving worldwide recognition for winning the World Championship in London in 2018, the team was determined to ride the wave of its accomplishments at Shell Eco-marathon – and ultimately, they aspire to become the best team in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region.
As they look back at this year’s competition, ITS Team Sapuangin have learnt that hard work and sacrifice eventually pay off and often lead to great rewards.
ITS Team Sapuangin saw the Autonomous Programming Competition as the toughest challenge they faced this season. While determined to do well in it, the team initially lacked some key skills needed for it and were faced with campus restrictions due to COVID-19.
That’s why they decided to seek external help and asked their University’s ITS Robotics team and MOLINA ITS, their campus Research Center for National Electric Car Project, for support. With the help and mentoring of these programming experts throughout the project, ITS Team Sapuangin reached second place in the competition.
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