Embedded computing took center stage this month in Pittsburgh, PA. The Jetson team sponsored an F1/10 autonomous racing competition at #CarnegieMellon and participated in Embedded Systems Week (#ESWeek), a premier event covering all aspects of embedded systems and software, where we showed the #Robotics Teaching Kit with ‘Jet’. College students went hands-on with hands-free car racing in the inaugural F1/10 competition featuring five university teams – Arizona State University, ETH Zurich, Temple University, University of New Mexico, and University of Pennsylvania. Through their work designing and building autonomous 1/10th scale (but 10 times the fun!) F1 race cars using a NVIDIA #Jetson TK1, students were able to learn and apply the principles of perception, planning, and control, which are key for self-driving vehicles – majority of the teams began assembling their cars just 6 to 7 weeks prior to the completion. The fastest lap times were set by the PRECISE Racing team from the University of Pennsylvania, who managed to complete a lap of 812 feet in only 63.8 seconds, reaching top speeds of 16mph, which is incredibly fast for a car of this size.