Japan Automotive AI Challenge 自動運転AIチャレンジとはProvided by: Tier IV  


The Challenge is intended to talent spotting and build capacity for engineers specialize in software and AI in automotive industry.


June 14, 2020

Due to widespread of covid-19, the final scheduled on June 14 is cancelled


  • Venue: Chiba Experiment station, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

Competition details

The 2nd challenge will be divided into a Recognition category and a Control category.
Top ranking teams in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry-sponsored Second AI Edge Contest will be eligible to participate in the Recognition category. This new competition will involve implementing the object recognition algorithm developed for that contest in a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and linking it to autonomous driving software. Keeping autonomous driving in mind while employing limited IoT device resources was used as the basis to establish the categories for the competition.
In the Control category, teams will compete on linking a specified object recognition algorithm installed on a laptop with the autonomous driving software without using an FPGA. Participants in this category will be selected by the JSAE, which will provide a (software) simulator and evaluate the accuracy and processing speed of programs uploaded by the deadline. The top ranking teams will be eligible to participate in grand challenge be held on June 14, 2020.
Each team max. 3 personnel in both category.


2 awards for 2 competition.
Details will be announced in due course.
A keynote session on autonomous vehicle/mobility is planned before the Challenge.

How to participate

Recognition category
AI Edge Contest (hosted by METI) - entry closed

Control category
Participate in local/on-line simulation competition

The use of the software downloaded through JSAE website is done at your own discretion and risk and with agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such activities. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from JSAE or from JSAE web site shall create any warranty for the software.

Hosts and supporters

  • Hosted by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc (JSAE)
  • Suppor by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
    Institute of Industrial Sciences, University of Tokyo
    Mobility Innovation Collaborative Research Organization, University of Tokyo