🎉We can now proudly present the winners of the TAPAS Community Challenge 2018! 🎉
Congratulations to Team "Wireless Charging" (idea 56). We are really excited for all finalists and a really big thank you to all participants for your interest in this challenge!

We got over 200 submissions! 65 ideas got one or more TAPAS boards, 10 submissions were presentation-ready.
And now we have 5 finalists! YEAH 😃 The finalist's idea numbers were 40, 56, 68, 212 and 213.
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Autonomous 1:4 scaled cars for testing real life use cases

We are setting up a scaled environment and build scaled AV's and non-AV's (remote controlled vehicles) in order to experiment with and test real life use cases for autonomous vehicles - use cases like how to respond to right of way, to bikes, how to deal with emergency vehicles etc. The vehicles are going to use different types of techniques and controllers. The TAPAS would be a great addition to this.

Involved will be several student teams (bachelor and master degree) with automotive, computer science or logistics management backgrounds.

We will be happy getting one board, but as we are going to build a whole fleet of cars, more boards would be appreciated.

  • Peter Mazereeuw
  • May 28 2018
  • May 30, 2018

    Admin Response

    this idea gets two TAPAS dev kits

  • Stefan Steinmüller [TAPAS team] commented
    May 29, 2018 09:20

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for the submission.

    It would be great if you can provide detailed schematic, an implementation plan and most importantly how TAPAS board fits in your idea. Please reply at the earliest as the deadline is soon approaching.

    Pleas keep in mind, that the TAPAS is a "48V, 3-phase GaN power stage with on-board filters." (https://github.com/SDI-SoftwareDefinedInverter/TAPAS/blob/master/README.md)

    Best Regards,

    Stefan @ TAPAS Team

  • Peter Mazereeuw commented
    May 29, 2018 09:57

    Hi Stefan,


    We are working with student teams on designing and creating 1:8 scale models of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles for testing real-time use cases like how to program an AV in order to have it react to right of way, or emergency vehicles. The models will be powered by a car battery and driven by (a set of) micro-controllers like Raspberry and/or Arduino’s to communicate with the sensors and operate the DC motors. Especially for that ‘engine’ part we see a role for the TAPAS board.

    If we are eligible to receive one or more boards, we will have also the opportunity to teach students about them and I am looking forward to have the students challenged to find the boundaries of the board J


    I hope this answers your question.


    Kind regards,


  • Peter Mazereeuw commented
    May 29, 2018 14:08

    Apologies. We are planning 1:4 scaled vehicles. No idea where I got the 8 from :)

  • Susanne Forster commented
    May 29, 2018 14:08

    Hey Peter, 

    thanks for your submission.
    We want to provide you two TAPAS boards.
    One of my colleagues will message you shortly.

    Susanne @ TAPAS team

  • Admin
    Nora Schille (TAPAS team) commented
    June 04, 2018 14:35

    Hi Peter, 

    I hope the boards arrive soon.
    Here is just a friendly reminder that submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June.
    We are really excited to see your progress! 
    Please post the progress within your idea board submission.
    PS: We want to do a community call with you! Please use our doodle to find a date which fits best for you. :-)

    Nora @ TAPAS Team

  • Jacqueline Hofmann commented
    June 21, 2018 12:23

    Hi Peter,

    Don't forget that the submission deadline for your presentation is on 24th of June! We are already curious to see the results of your project :-) Keep in mind that you still have time to work on the implementation of your idea after the submission!

    Please post your project visualization and all related documents within your idea board entry :-)


    Jacqueline @ TAPAS Team

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