The team that helps build a driverless future.
Code AI Algorithms (using Python and C++) for a robotic arm, autonomous quadcopter or self driving AUDI 1:8 model.
Multiple opportunities to travel around the world and participate in international competitions
Meet other AI enthusiasts and work together on exciting projects that help you build a strong CV
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
Autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming a reality. The expected reduction of accidents due to human errors, the potential to enable a wider access to mobility, and a strong interest in the automotive sector are factors influencing this societal and technological revolution. Ensuring the quality, e.g., safety and reliability, of these complex cyber-physical systems is paramount to our society
The DriverLeics team at the Department of Informatics of the University of Leicester investigates challenging issues around autonomous vehicles. We are working on developing automated techniques for autonomous driving in complex urban scenarios. The challenges include accurate lane-keeping, self-localisation, detection and classification of pedestrians against cyclists/vehicles and the safe completion of driving tasks. The team is composed of undergraduate and postgraduate students supported by academics in the fields of safety analysis, model-based software engineering and automated software validation and verification.
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECTS
MEET THE TEAM
Abdul Nafey Mohammed
Charlotte L.M. Griffiths
Ervin R. Papp
Robert C. Shalders
Advisory board for Machine Learning
Ivan Y. Tyukin
Advisory board for Software Engineering
Robert M. Heirons
Advisory board for Space Technology
Oliver E. Blake
AUDI AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CUP
The Audi Autonomous Cup is a contest aimed at students of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Similar STEM Disciplines. The contest involves the participating teams developing fully automatic driving functions and the necessary software architectures. The hardware platform used is a 1:8 model vehicle developed by Audi specifically for the contest. In 2018, the DriverLeics team representing university of Leicester had successfully tackled the first hurdle of the Audi autonomous driving cup having being selected as one of the 10 teams from applications made from universities all across Europe.
The photos above give an idea of some of the tasks these self driving models do. From parking into spaces to reacting to obstacles, the competition does a brilliant job at simulating interesting real world scenarios. The minds behind the complicated algorithms that these cars run on are put to the test in the Audi Autonomous Cup.
From 2021, we do not participate in the AADC competition but rather in the VDI Autonomous Driving Challenge.