From Barry Byford:
"Formula Pi is a racing competition for software developers to compete against each other to see how good their code is at controlling a small autonomously vehicle.
The hardware is provided and maintained by the organisers so the vehicles are identical removing that expense and complexity from competitors. This results in a series that allows software engineers to compete purely on the capabilities of their code. Competitors upload their code to vehicles via the Formula Pi website and the races are streamed live on YouTube.
When competitors register they get access to a simulator for testing their code as well as some example Python code to get started.
Registration for the third series of Formula Pi is open until 30th Septmber."