In the spring semester of 2023, 27 students took part in the competition Rally Estonia Challenge organised by the Autonomous Driving Lab, during which they took a self-driving car on Estonia's smaller roads.
The students had to train neural network models on the Rally Estonia Dataset, which consists of ~500 km recordings from WRC Rally Estonia stages. Rally tracks were chosen because as they have been designed to be challenging for humans, they can also serve as a demanding benchmark for a machine.
The evaluation of the submitted driving models took place in two stages. As a first step, the neural network models trained by students were evaluated in the Vista simulation engine. Only the solutions demonstrating a competitive performance in the simulation were admitted to testing in the real world.
Click here for detailed information about the competition.
1. place – Team Anything
Read here the blog post of the 1st place team.
2. place – Team Snake
Read here the blog post of the 2nd place team.
3. place – Team RallyPilot
Read the blog post of the 3rd place team.