23 December 2019 12:13

Update Strategic Announcement

Category: Competition, 2020, 2021, 2022

Dear Teams, Partners and friends of FSG,

First of all, we would like to thank the 43 teams who took the time to talk to us either on the phone or in person. It was very insightful and constructive, and despite learning more about you, we hope these conversations explained the motivation behind our strategy.

We still believe that we are heading in the right direction. However, many teams reflected structural problems, the lack of team members, missing university support with the development electrical components and high cost of building electric cars.

Therefore, we decided to keep the combustion class for at least one more year. The allocation of competition slots will therefore be the following:


Table 1: Registration slots for FSC, FSD and FSE

YearFSCFSEFSDTotal
2020454525115
20213070Driverless Cup (30 out of 100 FSC/FSE)100
20223070Driverless Cup (30 out of 100 FSC/FSE)100

 

Furthermore, we reallocate 25 points from the driverless Skid Pad to the Business Plan Presentation. It unloads the burden for teams with less experience in driverless but also does not jeopardize the incentive to develop a driverless system.


Table 2: Allocation of points (2020-2021)

Eventuntil 20202021 onwards
Business Plan Presentation7575
Cost and Manufacturing100100
Engineering Design150150
Acceleration7550 with driver
75 driverless
Skid Pad7550 with driver
75 driverless
Autocross100100
Endurance325250
Efficiency10075
Total1.0001.000

During the conversations we also received a lot of inspiration how we could support the teams. At the beginning of the new year we will follow up on some of the ideas and examine the possibilities.


Now, we wish you all a very merry Christmas, a wonderful time with your family and a great start into a new and exciting year 2020!


AUDI AG