Cranfield University three-day 'hackathon' for next-gen engineers Image: Cranfield University

A three-day ‘hackathon’ for next-gen engineers

Cranfield University is hosting an intense three-day ‘hackathon’ this week (28 May – 30 May). Here, the next generation of engineers will explore the future of autonomous driving software.

As vehicles are becoming more and more reliant, not only on their parts, but also the programmes that operate them.
So, software development and programming will be a critical skill for the next generation of engineers.

During the hackathon participants will use Autoware, an open-source software used in over 30 autonomous vehicles and by over 100 companies across the world.

Dr Stefano Longo, senior lecturer in Vehicle Control and Optimisation, said:

“We are delighted to be hosting this hackathon, where researchers from across the UK will get the chance to work together to create new programmes that will drive forward the next innovations in autonomous vehicles.”

The hackathon is being run by The Autoware Foundation, a non-profit organisation created by TierIV, 96Boards and Apex.AI, to initiate, grow, and fund open source collaborative engineering Autoware projects.