Taking all this into account, I found myself choosing a path to chase, and I had no clue what to do. I first started to acquire some guidance from older students, they gave me advice on what I should expect from each field, but I was still divided. After a long period o thinking, I discovered that my passion is Artificial Intelligence related to cars/drones and, more specifically self-driving cars. Straight away, I started researching and entered in a project related to this topic, shortly after that, I discovered the tremendous difficulties of a self-driving car, for example:
- The GPS signal — The car had to always keep a huge computer to keep constant contact with GPS, and with other sensors that were kept throughout the course.
- The Electronic components-Has you might imagine, a car to handle a very big computer and to propel the motion of the vehicle itself needs to have very good batteries, well the ones we had weren’t that high-end quality, so they were always overheating and we had to find a solution to coup with all that.
- The Computer-Programming the algorithms wasn’t that hard because of the small course, but it required a lot of time, really a lot.
In the end, we managed to keep the car moving by himself but not for a long time, although it might seem small, for us, it was a massive achievement, and for me, it meant that I had made the right decision because I loved every minute.
In conclusion, I would like to advise you to just follow your instinct when choosing your path, it might be logical but it might not be, for me I never dreamed of Electric cars, but when I actually researched them and talked with people that are in this field, I found it fascinating, and without much experience, I followed my instinct and chose this.