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Autoware Challenge 2024

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Autoware Challenge 2024

The Autoware Challenge 2024 is the software development challenge hosted by the Autoware Foundation and TIER IV aimed at developers of all levels, including students to professionals.

The challenge begins on June 1, 2024, and continues until January 31, 2025.

This challenge is sponsored by TIER IV

Overview

Autoware is the world’s first “all-in-one” open-source software for autonomous driving hosted under the Autoware Foundation. TIER IV has been a leader in the development of Autoware and has conducted multiple real-world tests based on Autoware worldwide.

​As one of the main contributors of Autoware, TIER IV has faced many complex challenges through development. TIER IV would like to sponsor a challenge to solve such engineering challenges. Any researchers, students, individuals or organizations are welcome to participate and submit their solutions to our proposed challenges.

Through the challenge, participants will choose one of the challenges that are proposed from AWF / TIER IV and present their solution to the selected challenge. TIER IV will examine the presentation and choose a winner who came up with the best solution that improves Autoware functionality.

Awards

First Place: 15,000 USD
Second Place: 7,000 USD
Third Place: 3,500 USD

*Possible Additional Special Awards

Challenges

The following slides share some of the challenges that AWF is facing. Note that these are only an example challenges provided from AWF, and the participants may also come up with their own unique challenges that they think are beneficial to Autoware development. Then, the participants are to propose the solution to the challenge to improve the performance of Autoware.


Submission

The following are the steps for submitting a solution for the chosen challenge.

​The first step is to submit an abstract on which challenge the participants will be working and an overview of the solution that participants would like to propose. We expect an amount of about a page of A4 PDF or 5-6 presentation slides. TIER IV will then give a reply within 1-2 weeks with feedback on whether the proposal seems worthwhile for us to proceed with the final submission. This is to ensure that participants won’t spend a whole challenge period on topics we are not interested in.

​The second step is to submit a final proposal for the challenge. This is a free-to-choose format. It can be a PDF documentation, a video, a slide deck, or a repository of a working code to explain the proposal’s scope.

​Participants will do a presentation based on their final proposal, and the TIER IV judges will evaluate the presentation and choose a winner, a runner up and a third place. The main criteria TIER will take into account is:

  • How much it improves the capability of Autoware
  • Ease of integration with Autoware
  • Feasibility to run hardware with low computational power
  • Robustness against vehicle/sensor configuration and different ODDs

Timeline

Call for Participation: June 1st, 2024
Registration/Abstract Deadline: September 2nd, 2024
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2025
Online Presentation: February 7th, 2025
Announcement of the Results: February 21st, 2025


Submission Forms


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Ryohsuke Mitsudome and Yukihiro Saito