The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has a winner: Ionut Budisteanu of Romania received the Gordon E. Moore Award. He gets to take home the $75,000 prize package as the first-place champ for creating a model of a low-cost, self-driving car that uses artificial intelligence.
Ionut used a low-res 3-D radar and mounted webcameras for an autonomously controlled car that uses AI to detect traffic lanes and curbs, along with the real-time position of the car. The cost? Just $4,000, according to Intel’s announcement of the winners. That’s tens of thousands of dollars less than Google, which reportedly relies on costly high-res 3-D radar, and luxury car companies can do it for.
But that’s not the only AI-related development in the vehicles space in recent days.