The Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge (GCDC)

At the end of May 2016, six students from Halmstad University competed in The Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge. And they won! The students turned an ordinary car into one which is partly self-driving. It also has the ability to talk to and interact with other vehicles in traffic.

GCDC (The Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge) 2016 was settled May 28–29 on the dual carriageway between Helmond and Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In all, ten teams participated, five of them from Sweden. The students from Halmstad University formed Team Halmstad and won the entire challenge.

GCDC is a part of the i-Game-project, a research project about cooperative and autonomous cars, supported by the EU-commission. Behind i-Game stands the Dutch research organisation TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Spanish test environment IDIADA and the research institute Viktoria Swedish ICT.

The members of Team Halmstad studied the Master’s Programme in Embedded and Intelligent Systems. For most of them, the competition was a part of their thesis.

Team leaders for Team Halmstad was Wojciech Mostowski and Maytheewat Aramrattana.

September 2017, a year after the victory

The GCDC project was concluded with three IEEE publications:

”Team Halmstad Approach to Cooperative Driving in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2016”

”Modelling the Level of Trust in a Cooperative Automated Vehicle Control System”

”An Approach for Receiver-Side Awareness Control in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks”

IEEE står för Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, External link.