Last spring Udacity partnered with Didi to release datasets from Udacity’s self-driving car and test how well groups of engineers from around the world could track vehicles.
This Udacity-Didi Challenge was a big effort for us at Udacity — in terms of gathering data. It was also a huge effort for teams of students worldwide, who tackled cutting-edge research challenges in an effort to win the $100,000 prize.
We pared the teams of entrants down to five, based on their accuracy a vehicle and pedestrian tracking. Those five teams presented to a panel of judges at Udacity. Their work was incredibly impressive and a real testament to the ability of people from around the world to contribute to autonomous vehicle engineering.
Here are their presentations: