virtual programme

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Introducing the 2021 Virtual Programme – a step into the future.

The 2021 season Virtual Programme will include a new global Virtual League where teams will accrue points across a range of different challenges, from the well-known Off-track Awards to a brand-new Autonomous Programming Competition. While we encourage all teams to participate in as many elements as they can, which will count towards their Virtual League standings; students can focus on individual challenges if they so choose, with specific, standalone prizes being awarded for each component competition of the league. The overall winning Virtual League team will be announced in late May 2021 with prize money offered for first through sixth place.

In addition to these new virtual elements, Shell Eco-marathon 2021 will also aim to get back out on a track, when and where safely possible across the regions. Stay tuned to the On-track Programme to be updated on potential physical competitions this season.

Registration for the Shell Eco-marathon 2021 season has now closed. Registered teams should check the pages listed below for more information on their selected activities.

Read on to stay up to date with the Virtual League!

League Competitions

The Virtual League is comprised of five virtual components, each counting towards the teams’ standings in a global ranking. Read more about this exciting competition below!

Virtual League Table
League competitionsVirtual League Table,Final results in late June 2021 / Last updated: April 16, 2021

See where your favorite team stands against other Shell Eco-marathon teams from all over the world!

Virtual Technical Inspection
League competitionsVirtual Technical Inspection,Technical submission March 8 – April 15, 2021 at 23:59 GMT

This year’s technical inspection will start in a virtual environment, where teams must demonstrate their vehicle’s compliance with a selection of technical rules. Should physical competitions take place, the inspection will then shift to an in-person setting – the final test for a Shell Eco-marathon team to be allowed on the track.

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Autonomous Programming Competition
League competitionsAutonomous Programming Competition

Developed in partnership with Southwest Research Institute, this completely virtual competition challenges participants to develop path planning, perception and control algorithms for an autonomous vehicle, and then put it to the test in a simulated environment.

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Online event

Virtual Off-track Awards
League competitionsVirtual Off-track Awards

Off-track Awards look beyond the car, celebrating the wide range of skills that have gone into each Shell Eco-marathon project. The awards, now made completely virtual, acknowledge teams that continue to demonstrate Shell Eco-marathon’s underlying qualities of collaboration, empathy and innovation.

Bonus Challenges
League competitionsBonus Challenges,Pop-up dates in 2021

Teams will need to think on their feet to get extra points in the Virtual League! These challenges may require teams to submit visual content or take part in online activities in smaller, pop-up virtual tasks throughout the Shell Eco-marathon season.

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Online event

Pitch the Future
League competitionsPitch the Future

Pitch the Future challenges students to apply their technical skills to real world problems. In the competition, teams will need to come up with solutions for a series of energy-related mini-challenges. The best teams will have a chance to pitch their ideas in a virtual environment to a panel of industry experts.

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Online event

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