AVP_HS

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Introduction

Kids don't build autonomous cars.

Except, they do.

The High School Autonomous Vehicle Project enables you to be a part of a team building the first self driving car created entirely by high school students. You'll write the code to control steering and throttle. You'll discover what it takes to make the car drive faster and avoid obstacles, like stopped cars and pedestrians. Finally, you'll have the opportunity to compete against cars from other high schools. Whether you participate at your own school or attend the summer workshop at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon students are the ones in charge.
You write the code, you run the show. But that doesn't mean you are on your own. Besides each team's mentor you'll have access to online chat and forums staffed by our most experienced students who are just waiting to help you whether its a quick question, getting you going again when you really stuck or whatever the problem is. Each year teams take on new challenges building upon the work from previous years, both their own and other teams, moving the project closer to the goal of car that drives itself.

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Year One (2017)

Last year one group wrote the code to demonstrate how pedestrians can be identified while a second tried using a neural net to control steering.

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Year Two (2018)

This summer the group took a different approach. They broke into small teams of two or three each focusing on a small part of the problem. The result was a car that can successfuly drive a track and recognize stops signs and stop lights.

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Year Three (2019)

Next year's challenge is to increase the performance so it goes faster along with additional functionality so it can recognize more complex situations and respond to them correctly.
Students interested in attending next summer's workshop at Portland State University, educators either looking to nominate a student to attend the Portland workshop or looking to learn more about how they can obtain a car to host an autonomous vehicle program at their school should click below.