Welcome to the seventh edition of the NXP Cup! This year a 113 teams have enlisted and they are coached by the professionals of NXP as well as over 50 professors from more than 40 universities around the world! 

This year we team up with Elektor as our official content partner and together with them we have set up this contest homepage where as an audience you can keep track of the progress of all teams and as a team you can publish your project to the open worldwide community of electronics that Elektor is. Get help, interact or just show off! 



The NXP Cup is a global competition where student teams build, program, and race a model car around a track for speed. The fastest car to complete the track without derailing, wins. The creation of this autonomous car requires:
  • Embedded software programming and basic circuit creation using NXP parts included in the entry kit
  • Students to create motor control hardware and software to propel and steer their intelligent car
  • Students must also interface to a camera to navigate the car through the race course by following the guide line.
This competition lends itself well to use in senior design/capstone project courses. The contest time frame can fit within the average 3-4 month semester. Most development work can be done easily within that timeline.


The spirit of the game is that students demonstrate excellent hardware integration and superior programming. Since there already is lot's of documentation to be found we will keep things simple here and link to the sources below:
  • Find the rules for the 2017 - 2018 edition of the NXP cup here
  • Find the EMEA Cup pages here
  • General input on the NXP Cup may be found here.
The NXP Cup is on Gitbook!Stay up to date with Gitbook:
For important information to this year's NXP Cup we use Gitbook to share differences in the provided hardware and provide help with any issues as they are discovered. It is an easy way to stay up to date and download the necessary information as a PDF, ePub or Mobi file. 
You can check out the NXP Cup documentation here.