Meeting of the Team Hammerhead GIKI with the Rector, Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid. The Rector and Pro-Rectors appreciated the efforts of team HammerHead. The team is selected among top 3 in Asia & Middle East and top 9 globally, in Shell Pitch the Future 2022. Team Hammerhead also won Shell Eco-Marathon, Pakistan in the Battery-Electric Prototype category recently.
Team Hammerhead GIKI developed a unique and feasible idea to further reduce the human factor in Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) by using artificial intelligence (AI). The team’s idea was found to be excellent by the judges securing them a position amongst the top 3 finalist in the Asia Pacific and Middle East region and in the top 9 globally. The other 8 finalists included Team AVERERA from IIT BHU India, Team Eta from Somaiya Vidyavihar University India, KON Team from Universidad de Ingenieria y Technologia Peru, Milhagem UFMG Eletrico from Universidad Federal de Minsas Gerais Brazil, eWolf Racing from CEFET RJ Brazil, ASU Racing Team from Ain Shams University Egypt, H2politO – Molecole da Corsa from Politecnico Di Torino Italy and lastly ENIM Team Tunisia from ENI Monastir Tunisia.
Pitch the Future was a global competition held as part of Shell Eco-marathon, which provided students with a platform to present ideas on how to leverage Artificial Intelligence replace the human involvement as well keeping the journey seamless for passengers using AVs. Around 130 teams from countries all over the world participated in the competition this year.
Team Hammerhead developed a concept platform to be implemented in autonomous vehicle based cabs to cater to services traditionally provided by a human driver. These facilities included health monitoring and decisive action taking capabilities including situational reroutes to hospitals or police stations, along with informing passengers of forgotten belongings after the ride and allowing them to collect it. The team presented a complete report on the development and working of the system, for which they were shortlisted amongst the 3 finalists from Asia and Middle East as part of 9 global finalists. The team then pitched their idea with a working model to industry expert judges including those from Udacity and Shell’s various AI and digital innovation ventures. The results for the final stage are pending.