The Racecar Challenge

The Racecar Challenge will take place on Saturday June 18, at Pierce. All teams’ autonomous cars will first go through 4 timed trials and will be ranked in function of their time. The top 8 teams will then compete in pairs, and the winning 4 teams will compete again in pairs. The winning 2 teams will then compete in the final round, the winner of which will qualify to represent Greece at BWSI’s final competition.

First Prize and Certificates of completion from the Beaver Works Summer Institute

Students who will have successfully completed BWSI miniRACECAR course online, as well as their accompanying teacher, will receive a certificate of completion from BWSI. The successful completion of the course is required to participate in the Racecar Challenge in June 2022.

The team that will be distinguished in the Greek competition, along with its accompanying teacher, will have the opportunity to represent Greece in the international competition that will be held at the Beaver Works Summer Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA in the summer 2022. The selected team that will participate in the international competition will have the additional opportunity to attend the program of the last week of BWSI’s summer camp on its premises before the final competition.

Key Dates

November 15, 2021

Opening of registration for students and accompanying teacher to the BWSI miniRACECAR course and to the Racecar Challenge.

December 15, 2021

Registration deadline for student team to be eligible to participate in the car kit lottery.

December 16, 2021

Car kit lottery

January 16, 2022

Registrations for the BWSI miniRACECAR course and the Racecar Challenge close.

January 20, 2022

If not all car kits have been donated further to the December 16, 2021 lottery, remaining car kit lottery 

June 15, 2022

Completion of the BWSI miniRACECAR course (latest possible date, the course can be completed earlier in function of the teams progress).

June 18, 2022

Racecar Challenge at Pierce – The American College of Greece in Athens, Greece.

August 1, 2022

Beginning of the attendance by the Racecar Challenge winning team of the last week of BWSI summer camp and final competition pre-trials.

August 7-8, 2022

Final BWSI Racecar Challenge in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Competition Rules

You can download the competition rules here.