We believe the time has come to create another Formula Student competition dealing with the future trend in automotive industry: Autonomous Driving. Coping with the last big trend of electromobility, the Formula Student Germany has already very successfully established the Formula Student Electric in 2010. We want to keep on being an innovative and leading event qualifying future experienced engineers, who can solve that challenge. So we start a new contest: the Formula Student Driverless (FSD).

But the possibilities for such an event seem to be endless. Therefore, we want to involve the teams in the design phase to get to know on what they want to challenge themselves and how to finally present it at the competition. For the best provided concept we will hand over a special award (prizes of 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 Euros) to the teams at the Hockenheim 2016 event.

The 2016 Formula Student Driverless concept award gives teams the possibility to actively participate in designing the future Formula Student Driverless competition. It could also serve as valued preliminary considerations for the development of a real FSD racecar for new teams as well as for established teams wishing to participate in the future FSD contest. In the following we want to give an overview on what the concept award is about. For a future FSD competition, there are some boundaries which are already fixed, but there are many topics that are open for discussion. These specifications should be elaborated upon for the final submission. 

The winners will be awarded with prizes of 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 Euros.