On May 20, 2019, two international teams from the UK and Russia were in Vietnam to prepare for the speed race at the Digital Race final with 8 best teams of Vietnam.

After the qualifying and semi-finals taking place from October 2018 to April 2019, 10 teams with the highest scores participated in the final match, including two international teams from Greenwich University (England), and Federal University Far East (Russia) and 8 Vietnamese teams of 7 universities including University of Engineering and Technology – Hanoi National University, Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Military Technical Academy, Lac Hong University, University of Natural Science – Ho Chi Minh City National University, Information Communication University and Nha Trang University.

The final of the third international self-driving car programming competition organized by FPT and VTV will take place on the evening of May 25 in Hanoi. The teams will have to apply image processing technology, artificial intelligence (AI) to program the self-positioning car to find the shortest path, move on any road and overcome obstacles in the event of light changes. The car model used in the final has a size of 1/7 compared to the actual car, with a maximum speed of 50 km/h.

Mr. Le Hong Viet, FPT Technology Director, said that the Digital Race is not only a technology playground for Vietnamese students but also an opportunity for Vietnamese intellectuals to compete with the world’s young minds in the field of autonomous vehicles – one of the latest technology trends today. FPT’s goal in organizing the competition is to create a global environment to equip students with the necessary skills to be confident and ready to enter the ongoing digital transformation in the world.

The champion of the contest will receive a total value of 1.2 billion VND, including an advanced technology experience in the US or Japan, 15 million VND in cash and a Ph.D. in Artificial intelligence for excellent candidates.

Let’s follow the training journey of the international teams and the preparation of the digital race organizers before the finals.

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