The (US) Institute of Navigation Satellite Division announced the winners of the 8th Annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The competition was held from 25 to 28 January at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota in conjunction with the 132nd Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
Sponsored by the ION Satellite Division, and held in cooperation with the ION North Star Section, the ION Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition is an international event open to college and university students, as well as the general public.
This competition challenges teams to design, build, and operate a fully autonomous snowplow using state of the art navigation and control technologies to rapidly, accurately, and safely clear a designated path of snow. Eleven teams entered the competition.