Path Planning Challenge

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Compete for an interview with Bosch's Automated Driving group!

Prizes

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The top 25 participants will secure an interview with Bosch for a Planning Research Engineer role in Palo Alto, CA

About the Challenge

Bosch is growing its Automated Driving group and is looking for talented Planning Research Engineers to help advance its mission of bringing level 5 automated vehicles to market by the start of the next decade—and they want to talk to you!

To this end, they are challenging our students to demonstrate their ability to design a path planner that uses localization, sensor fusion, and map data to quickly, safely and successfully navigate a car around a test track. Submissions must meet all safety specifications to be eligible for consideration. Accepted submissions will be measured by the speed at which cars are able to safely and successfully navigate one lap around the track.

The top 25 participants will secure an interview with a Bosch hiring representative, the first step in launching a career in the fast-growing field of Self-Driving Cars.

All active students currently enrolled in the Udacity Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, who are located in the US, are invited to participate in this challenge. The deadline to submit your code is September 1, 2017.

Winners will be subject to terms and Official Rules .

Our Partner

Bosch is the world's largest automotive supplier

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016).

The basis for the company's future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development, including its Automated Driving Group in Silicon Valley.

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FAQ

  • How do I get started?

    Just follow these simple steps!

    1. Click "Join Now" to start the process.

      • If you are already signed in to a Udacity account, you'll be taken to a Registration page. Some of your information will auto-populate; you'll need to fill in the rest.
      • If you are NOT already signed in, then clicking "Join Now" will take you to a Udacity account page.
    2. Select "Sign In".

      • When you sign in, you'll be taken to a Registration page. Fill in whatever doesn't auto-populate. Completing this step will take you to the first Challenge page.
  • How does the challenge work?

    You'll develop a path planner based on two sample tracks. Your code will then be tested on a private track at the end of the challenge, with the final rank based on the shortest times that meet all our specifications. You can learn more on the official challenge site.

  • How long does the challenge run?

    We will accept submissions until Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12 PM PT. Winners will be announced via email on Friday, September 8, 2017.

  • How many submissions can I make?

    You may make as many submissions as you like. However, we'll only evaluate your final submission.

  • Who is eligible to enter this challenge?

    Current Udacity Self-Driving Car Nanodegree students who are 18 years or older and legal residents of the United States of America.

  • May I enter as a team?

    No, entries are limited to individual submissions.

  • Will my participation be publicly announced?

    No, only usernames of the winning entrants will be shared on a final leaderboard.

  • This challenge is similar to the Path Planning project in Term 3 - can I use the same code for this challenge?

    Yes, you may use the same code. However, the one critical difference is that this challenge measures the speed by which the car can safely navigate a fixed distance. So you may want to take the opportunity to optimize your code for this challenge.

  • What are the rules?

    You can find our complete Official Rules here .

  • Who can I contact with questions or problems related to the Bosch Hiring Challenge?

    Please submit all questions in the Self-Driving Car community's private Slack channel.

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