Freescale Semiconductor India, in collaboration with the Centre for Electronic Design and Technology (CEDT) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), hosted the finals of the “Smart Car Race India – 2010”, a first-of-its-kind competition for engineering students in India. The two-day event is part of a series of such competitions that have been organised by Freescale around the world and is being brought to India for the first time.

A total of 22 colleges and more than 90 teams participated. Approximately 290 engineering students, along with their faculty guides, participated in the competition. Students assembled an intelligent model racing car that automatically recognised the specially designed racing track at the final competition venue.

Freescale provided the model car kit and the development tools to develop a model racing car based on Freescale microcontroller technology. The event was the culmination of several months of hard work by students designing and assembling smart model cars for the racing event.

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