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NXP AIM India launches Smart Car Race Design Challenge 2.0 for Indian Engineering Students

India, 1st April, 2022: NXP India, one of the biggest R&D centers for NXP Semiconductors and a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, is pleased to announce the ‘Smart Car Race Design Challenge Season 2.0’ in association with Time of Sports, an India-based University Engagement Group & India Licensee for Formula1 Car Races in Schools. Smart Car Race Design Challenge 2.0 on the AIM platform will focus on the most up-to-date technologies such as AI/ML algorithms, sensors, Motion Detection, Computer Vision, Image Processing etc. Students are invited to create a car prototype and race it on virtual tracks on a Gazebo simulator avoiding dynamic obstacles like moving cars, walking human beings, signal for start-stop, etc. The participants will be competing for the most sought-after internship opportunities, mentoring by industry leaders and 3 Lakh INR worth of cash prizes. 

The Smart Car Race Design Challenge is the competition organized under the flagship platform ‘Artificial Intelligence In Mobility’ (AIM), launched exclusively for university engineering students first in January 2021. The AIM platform is created to build collaborative connectivity with Academia, promote R&D culture among students, develop problem-solving attitudes, make innovators of tomorrow and create career opportunities for the young cohort and make them industry-ready in the field of NextGen Semiconductors and Smart Embedded System Design, through real-life future system design challenges.

The Season 1 of Smart Car Race Design Challenge was a big hit and witnessed participation from 87 Universities from 24 states in India, 950+ registrations for Design Challenge, 750+ webinar training attendees and 450+ active participation on Discord for project brainstorming.

While launching season 2 of Smart Car Design Challenge, Sanjay Gupta, Vice President and India Country Manager, NXP Semiconductors, said, “Season 1 was a great experience. It puts the spotlight on the rich young engineering talent India possesses and their innumerable caliber when provided with the right opportunity and platform. With Season 2, we are looking forward to the same enthusiasm, passion for experiments and creative thinking, bringing forth innovative technology on the car racetrack. Industry and Academia play a vital role in strengthening the Indian technology ecosystem, and NXP is committed to this cause.”

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Yashraj Singh, Founder & CEO- time of Sports, said, “After the grand success of the first season, it is only with pleasure that we are bringing back this esteemed platform of opportunities for our youth. We aim to act as a catalyst for the upcoming brightest of minds in attaining their full potential and conquering the engineering world with this platform. The competitive nature of the challenge along with the right mentoring from industry leaders will provide direction to the searing passion of the participants, making them ready to face the world and be Industry Ready.”

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables a smarter, safer and more sustainable world through innovation. As a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is pushing boundaries in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 31,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted a revenue of $11.06 billion in 2021. Find out more at

About Time of Sports

Time of Sports runs Sports, Fitness and STEM clubs in India. STEM club comes with a series of experiential STEM learning programs designed by global educators and corporate firms across various industries like automobile designing, project management, A.I., ML, Gaming, Coding, 3D Designing, Robotics & Entrepreneurship. It provides an integrated online and in school/colleges learning platform to enrich the STEM Experience and Nurture the skills of young minds. Sports & Fitness Club is an amalgamation of an integrated online platform and robust on-ground support services. Here we Record Fitness parameters, reports Fitness Grades & Recommends Sports & Fitness regime for students aged 5-18. Find out more at

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