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License Agreement

Waymo Dataset License Agreement for Non-Commercial Use (August 2019)

To aid the research community in making advancements in machine perception and autonomous driving technology, Waymo is opening up to the public a curated set of autonomous driving data that can be used for research on machine learning models. The dataset, located at waymo.com/open, is being made available free of charge, but under the terms and conditions below. The dataset contains lidar and camera data, which was collected in diverse conditions, modified to respect individuals’ privacy, and labeled and formatted to aid in research. We hope you find it useful.

By downloading or using the Dataset, You are agreeing to the following terms and conditions (“Terms”):

“Dataset” means the Waymo Open Dataset available at waymo.com/open and any data in the Waymo Open Dataset.

“Derivative IP” means any derivative work of the Dataset; any other work made or developed using the Dataset; and any invention conceived or reduced to practice, directly or indirectly, through the use of the Dataset.

“Non-commercial Purposes” means research, teaching, scientific publication and personal experimentation. Non-commercial Purposes include use of the Dataset to perform benchmarking for purposes of academic or applied research publication. Non-commercial Purposes does not include purposes primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation, or purposes intended for or directed towards litigation, licensing, or enforcement, even in part.

“Production Systems” means computer, network, and datacenter infrastructure, and other systems primarily intended to provide a product or service to customers or other third parties, even if no monetary compensation is received for such a service.

“Waymo” means Waymo LLC.

“You” means the individual or entity exercising the rights granted under this License Agreement.

Waymo grants You a non-exclusive, royalty-free, personal license to use, reproduce, and modify the Dataset for Non-commercial Purposes only and expressly subject to the following conditions:

  1. Attribution: You must provide one of the following attributions in any Derivative IP: This [type of work, e.g., publication, software, model] was made using the Waymo Open Dataset, provided by Waymo LLC under license terms available at waymo.com/open. @misc{waymo_open_dataset, title = {Waymo Open Dataset: An autonomous driving dataset}, website = {\url{https://www.waymo.com/open}}, year = {2019} }

  2. Sharing: Subject to these Terms, you may share as follows: (a) De Minimis: You may publish small extracts of data taken from the Dataset for purposes of illustration in Your research publications; (b) Untrained Models Architectures: You may publish algorithms and untrained model architectures developed using the Dataset; and (c) Community Distribution Only: You may distribute the Dataset and copies and modifications thereof, but only if (i) distribution is limited to those who have registered at waymo.com/open and agreed to these Terms and (ii) You agree to agree not to prepare, initiate, assert, or otherwise support any claim against Waymo or any authorized licensee of the Dataset for violation of any of Your rights protecting the distributed work.

  3. Privacy: You may not use the Dataset in any manner that violates applicable privacy laws.

  4. Additional Restrictions: To ensure the Dataset is only used for Non-Commercial Purposes, You further agree (a) not to distribute or publish any models trained on or refined using the Dataset, or the weights or biases from such trained models, in whole or in part; and (b) not to use or deploy the Dataset, any models trained on or refined using the Dataset, or the weights or biases from such trained models, in whole or in part, (i) in operation of a vehicle or to assist in the operation of a vehicle, (ii) in any Production Systems, or (iii) for any other primarily commercial purposes.

  5. Limited Non-Assert: In consideration for access to this Dataset and/or this royalty-free license from Waymo, You (also on behalf of Your successors and assignees of any rights protecting Your Derivative IP) (a) agree not to prepare, initiate, assert, or otherwise support any claim against Waymo or any of its affiliates, successors, or assignees, for infringement, misappropriation or other violation of any rights protecting Your Derivative IP, and (b) grant Waymo and the other parties in (a) above a license to such rights, with such license becoming effective only if You breach the obligations of (a).

  6. Website Terms: You agree to the Waymo Terms of Service (https://waymo.com/terms/) (“ToS”) in connection with your use of the Dataset and Waymo’s website, including Sections 9 Indemnification, 10 Disclaimers, and 11 Limitation of Liability.

  7. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: YOU AGREE THE DATASET AND ANY DERIVATIVE IP IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WAYMO AND THE OTHER WAYMO PARTIES, AS DEFINED IN THE TOS, BE LIABLE UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY WITH RESPECT THE DATASET AND ANY DERIVATIVE IP, OR YOUR USE OF THE DATASET OR ANY DERIVATIVE IP, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS.

  8. Waymo reserves all rights not expressly granted. If you would like a license that allows commercial use of the Dataset, or have any other questions, please contact open-dataset@waymo.com.

  9. If You fail to comply with these terms, then any rights granted to You hereunder terminate automatically and You agree to remove access to and delete the Dataset.

If the institution You identify above or another entity exercises the rights granted under this License Agreement by virtue of Your download or use of the Dataset, You represent and warrant that: (a) You are authorized to agree to this license agreement on behalf of the entity or (b) You have confirmed that a person with authority to agree to this license agreement on behalf of the entity has already registered on behalf of the entity.

Official Challenge Rules

WAYMO OPEN DATASET CHALLENGE 2021

OFFICIAL RULES

Important: Please read these Official Rules before entering this challenge (the “Challenge”).

In order to be eligible to enter this Challenge, You must agree to be bound by these Official Rules by visiting https://waymo.com/open/challenges/terms/ and indicating Your agreement to these Official Rules, and You must satisfy all of the eligibility and other requirements below.

No purchase is necessary to enter the Challenge. Challenge void where prohibited or restricted by law. Subject to applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws, rules, and regulations. Each entrant is responsible for confirming that their participation is not prohibited by applicable laws, rules, regulations, or affiliated entity terms, rules, or policies prior to participating in the Challenge.

“You” means the individual or entity participating in this Challenge.

  1. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter the Challenge You (as an Independent (defined below) or member of a Team (defined below)) must:

    1. At the time of entry be at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside, whichever is older);

    2. Not be an individual on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List or otherwise under sanction by OFAC (or an immediate family member (spouses, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and “step” child, wherever they may live) of such an individual) or be employed by or affiliated with an entity sanctioned by OFAC;

    3. Not be a resident of Brazil, Quebec, Italy, or any country, state, province, or territory subject to comprehensive OFAC sanctions, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or the region of Crimea; and

    4. Not be an employee or official of a federal, state, provincial, or local government body or agency except if (1) You are an employee of a state university or other government-affiliated educational institution; (2) You are not also employed by another federal, state, provincial, or local government body or agency that is not a state university or other government-affiliated educational institution; and (3) Your acceptance of an Award (defined below) does not violate any applicable law, rule, regulation, or policy related to the receipt of gifts.

    (For (b) and (c) above, the list of sanctioned countries and individuals can change, so visit https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to find a current list of countries and more information on sanctioned individuals).

    Directors, officers, members, managers, and employees of Waymo LLC (“Sponsor”) and their parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising, promotional, public relations, and fulfillment agencies, consultants, legal counsel, website providers, webmasters, and immediate family members (spouses, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and “step” child, wherever they may live) of each are not eligible to enter the Challenge. IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, AND ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE. To be eligible to enter the Challenge, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated below.

  2. Challenge Period: The Challenge starts at 07:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 10, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on May 31, 2021(the “Challenge Period”). All Submissions (defined below) must be received by Sponsor in the manner designated below between 07:00:01 a.m. PT on March 10, 2021 and 11:59:59 p.m. PT on May 31, 2021 (the “Submission Period”) and meet all other requirements in these Official Rules to be eligible to win an award.

  3. How to Enter: The Challenge requires You to train machine learning models to accomplish various tasks and then submit their inference results for evaluation and placement on the leaderboards.

    To enter, complete the following steps during the Submission Period:

    Step 1 (Registration): (i) Log-in or create a Google account at accounts.google.com (creating a Google account is free); (ii) while logged into Your Google account, visit www.waymo.com/open and indicate Your agreement to the Waymo Dataset License Agreement for Non-Commercial use (“Open Dataset License”) for the Challenge (located at http://waymo.com/open/challenges) (“Challenge Site”); and (iii) while logged into Your Google account, visit https://waymo.com/open/challenges/terms/ and indicate Your agreement to these Official Rules (“Registering” for the Challenge). If You are on a Team (defined below), each member of the Team must individually complete these Step 1 instructions to Register for the Challenge.

    Step 2 (Inference): Create and train a machine learning model to solve one of the four Challenge Tasks posted at the Challenge Site (“Challenge Tasks”) using the Waymo Open Dataset at http://waymo.com/open (the “Waymo Open Dataset”). Sponsor has made two datasets available on the Waymo Open Dataset site: Perception Dataset and Motion Dataset. Within each dataset, there is a Training, Validation, and Test Set. The Training and Validation Sets both have labels that You can use to train Your machine learning model (the Test Set ground truths will not be made available). You will run Your trained machine learning model on the Test Set to create Your own labels for the Test Set. You will then package those labels along with what is required in the Submission Guidelines and Restrictions section below and in the format specified at https://waymo.com/open/challenges/ (an “Entry File”).

    Step 3 (Submission): Upload Your Entry File(s) to (i) our Evaluation Server at http://waymo.com/open/challenges (“Evaluation Server”) for the appropriate Challenge Task; and (ii) for the Real-time 3D Detection Challenge or Real-time 2D Detection Challenge, also upload a docker image to a bucket at Google Cloud Storage or to Google Container Registry/Google Artifact Registry, and add a reference to the docker image in the Entry File, before you upload your Entry File (visit https://github.com/waymo-research/waymo-open-dataset/tree/master/waymo_open_dataset/latency/README.md for instructions on completing this portion of Step 3(ii)). Each Entry File must have a method name and a brief description of the method. Uploading a new Entry File with the same Google account and method name as a previous Entry File will overwrite the previous Entry File. Try to avoid using the same method name as methods from other entrants listed on the leaderboard. Do not submit multiple Entry Files for the same method with different object types. Instead, You should combine them into one Entry File.

    By submitting (or being a member of a Team whose Team Leader (defined below) submits) an entry as instructed above (a “Submission”), You represent and warrant that: (i) You authorize the Submission and expressly agree to these Official Rules; (ii) the Submission complies with the Open Dataset License at https://waymo.com/open/terms/; (iii) the Submission complies with these Official Rules (including the Submission Guidelines and Restrictions below) and any additional requirements on the Challenge Site; (iv) the Submission does not violate any third-party rights, including copyrights, patents, trademark rights, trade secrets, or rights of privacy or publicity or contain unauthorized third-party trademarks or logos; (v) the Submission does not violate any applicable law, rule, policy, or regulation; (vi) any entity with which you are employed or affiliated (including as specified in the Submission, if applicable), and any other school and/or entity with which You are affiliated (if applicable), authorizes and does not prohibit or restrict Your participation in this Challenge in any way; (vii) the Submission does not supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information; and (viii) the Submission is Your original creation and is owned 100% by You, or, alternatively You have the full rights to grant the license and other rights that You grant to Sponsor in Section 10 below. Sponsor may choose to remove any Submission or disqualify You from the Challenge if it believes that Your Submission fails to conform with the terms of these Official Rules, the License Agreement, or the Guidelines and Restrictions below. Upon completion of all required entry steps and compliance with these requirements, You will automatically receive one entry into the Challenge.

    Eligible participants may enter as one of the following categories of participants:

    • Independent: When entering as an individual unaffiliated with any Team (defined below) or entity (“Independent”), only the single individual is participating in the Challenge. The Independent must complete the entry process as instructed in these Official Rules. The Independent will be required to sign the Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and any other documents reasonably required by Sponsor (or Sponsor’s designee or affiliate) in order to be eligible to potentially win an award.

    • Team: A team is either (i) an individual employed by or otherwise affiliated with an entity participating in this Challenge; or (ii) a group of no more than ten individuals, each of whom must meet all of the eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, and may include individuals employed by or otherwise affiliated with an entity participating in this Challenge (Your “Team”). For clarity, if any member of a Team fails to meet all of the eligibility requirements in these Official Rules (e.g., is a resident of a prohibited jurisdiction listed in Section 1), the entire Team will be disqualified from winning any award. Each Team must have a designated team lead (“Team Leader”), who is authorized to and will submit the Team’s Submission(s) on behalf of any affiliated entity/ies and/or other Team members making the Submission. If a Team is selected as a potential winner, each individual member of the Team will be required to sign the Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and any other documents reasonably required by Sponsor (or Sponsor’s designee or affiliate) in order to be eligible to potentially win an award.

    Limits: An individual cannot be a member of more than one Team (or participate as an Independent and a member of a Team). An entity cannot be affiliated with more than one Team, unless the entity is an academic entity (e.g., a university). Each Independent or Team may have at most one account on the Evaluation Server. Each Independent or Team may provide Submissions for as many or as few of the Challenge Tasks as they would like. Submissions may be evaluated against the Test Set or Validation Set. Each Independent or Team may submit for evaluation against the Validation Set as many times as they like. However, Submissions evaluated against the Validation Set do not appear on the leaderboards and are not eligible for awards. Each Independent or Team may submit a Submission for evaluation against the Test Set three times per Challenge Task every 30 days during the Submission Period. If an Independent or Team is caught using multiple Google accounts for the purposes of circumventing this limit, Sponsor will remove Your Submission and disqualify You from the Challenge.

    Submission Guidelines and Restrictions

    • For Motion Prediction Challenge and Interaction Prediction Challenge, Submissions are serialized protobuffers (https://github.com/waymo-research/waymo-open-dataset/tree/master/waymo_open_dataset/protos/motion_submission.proto). If there are many predictions, You can share them across multiple files where each file contains a subset of the predictions. Then tar and gzip them into a .tar.gz file before uploading.
    • For Real-time 2D Detection Challenge and Real-time 3D Detection Challenge, Submissions include (i) serialized protobuffers (https://github.com/waymo-research/waymo-open-dataset/tree/master/waymo_open_dataset/protos/submission.proto) and (ii) docker images. The docker images should be submitted to a bucket at Google Cloud Storage or to Google Container Registry/Google Artifact Registry (visit https://github.com/waymo-research/waymo-open-dataset/tree/master/waymo_open_dataset/latency/README.md for instructions) If there are many predictions, You can share them across multiple files where each file contains a subset of the predictions. Then tar and gzip them into a .tar.gz file before uploading.
    • Submissions may not be created using any data other than the Waymo Open Dataset. However, Independents and Teams may pretrain their models on one of the following datasets if they wish: ImageNet (http://www.image-net.org/), Coco (http://cocodataset.org/), or Kitti (http://www.cvlibs.net/datasets/kitti/).
    • Submissions may not be created using any form of manual labeling.
    • Each Submission must come from different models (rather than submitting results from the same model at different training epochs or with slightly different parameters).
    • Written parts of entries must be in English to be eligible. The Submission must, at a minimum, support English language use.
    • Submissions should also include: (a) the name and email address (used when Registering) of the Independent or names and email addresses (used when Registering) of each Team member making the submission; (b) the school or other entity(ies) each Team member is affiliated with (if any); (c) a name for the submission method (which Sponsor may use or request to be changed if it deems inappropriate in its sole discretion); (d) a short description of the method that can be published by the Sponsor, and (e) supporting code to enable evaluation through an automated evaluation server (if applicable).
    • Entries are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late.

    The top 100 Submissions will be displayed on the leaderboard displayed on the Challenge Site. The leaderboard will display the following metrics with respect to the top 100 Submissions:

    • Motion Prediction Challenge: Mean Average Precision (mAP), minADE, minFDE, Miss Rate, Overlap Rate.
    • Interaction Prediction Challenge: Mean Average Precision (mAP), minADE, minFDE, Miss Rate, Overlap Rate.
    • Real-time 2D Detection Challenge: L1 Average Precision (AP/L1), L2 Average Precision (AP/L2), Latency.
    • Real-time 3D Detection Challenge: L1 Average Precision (AP/L1), L1 Average Precision weighted by Heading (APH/L1), L2 Average Precision (AP/L2), L2 Average Precision weighted by Heading (APH/L2), Latency.

    Sponsor reserves the right to modify the leaderboard at its discretion for reasons of fairness, proper play, and/or compliance with these Official Rules, including, for example, if Sponsor believes that participants or entries shown on the leaderboard do not meet any eligibility or other requirements in these Official Rules.

    If participating in this Challenge via Your mobile device (for which service may only be available via select devices and participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter), You may be charged for standard data use from Your mobile device according to the terms in Your wireless service provider’s data plan. Normal airtime and carrier charges and other charges may apply to data use and will be billed on Your wireless device bill or deducted from Your pre-paid balance. Wireless carrier rates vary, so You should contact Your wireless carrier for information on Your specific data plan.

  4. Identity of Entrant: All Submissions must be submitted by the individual entrant for an Independent entry, or the Team Leader for a Team entry. Bulk or automated entries will be disqualified (including entries made using any script, macro, bot, or promotional service). Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email account. Any attempt to obtain additional entries through fraud, bots, or other illegitimate means will result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s discretion.

    If there is a dispute about the identity of the entrant, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Independent’s or Team Leader’s account through which the Submission is made. An “authorized account holder” means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Each potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the winning Submission.

  5. Selection and Notification of Winner: Winners will be selected as follows: Phase 1 Judging: On or about May 31, 2021, Sponsor will test each Submission against the evaluation code (“Judging Code”) for each Challenge Task. The Judging Code will attribute a score to each Submission, calculated from scores based upon the below criteria (a “Score”):

    • Each Challenge Task will have one primary and multiple secondary metrics associated with it. Submissions will be scored based on performance on the applicable primary metric shown in the table below.
    • For the Real-time 2D Detection Challenge and Real-time 3D Detection Challenge, the submitted model must at a minimum run faster than 70 ms/frame on a Nvidia Tesla V100 GPU to be eligible to be selected for an award.
    • The metric values will be determined by the Judging Code, which will be accessible at https://github.com/waymo-research/waymo-open-dataset.

    The Independent or Team responsible for each of the top three scoring eligible Submissions for each of the four Challenge Tasks will each be deemed a finalist (“Finalist”). In the unlikely event of a tie, the Finalist will be determined by the Submission’s performance on the applicable secondary tie-breaking metric shown in the table below (additional information about these metrics can be found on each Challenge Task’s respective page on the Challenge Site).

    Challenge Task Primary Metric Tie-breaking Metric Filters
    Motion Prediction mAP Miss rate All Object Types, Average Evaluation Time
    Interaction Prediction mAP Miss rate All Object Types, Average Evaluation Time
    Real-time 2D Detection mAP/L2 mAP/L1 Latency, All Object Types except signs, Any Sensors, unlimited prior frames only
    Real-time 3D Detection mAPH/L2 mAPH/L1 Latency, All Object Types except signs, Any Sensors, unlimited prior frames only

    Phase 2 Finalist Technical Report Submission: Each Finalist (in the case of a Team, the Team Leader) will be notified via email on or about June 1, 2021. To be deemed a potential winner and qualify for winning an award, each Finalist (in the case of a Team, the Team Leader) must (i) by June 3, 2021, respond to Sponsor’s email request by agreeing to submit a detailed description of their Submission’s method in the form of a technical report (a “Technical Report”); and (ii) by June 8, 2021, submit to Sponsor the Technical Report by email to open-dataset@waymo.com. Technical Reports must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF, 1-4 pages long, and contain enough information about the development of Your method to allow for reproducibility of Your Submission. Technical Reports will be made public and should not contain any confidential information. For questions about the necessary contents of Technical Reports, email open-dataset@waymo.com. Technical Reports must (a) not supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information; and (b) be Your original creation and be owned 100% by You, or, alternatively You have the full rights to grant the license and other rights that You grant to Sponsor in Section 10 below. On or about June 9, 2021 Sponsor will review all Technical Reports. If the Technical Report (i) does not contain enough information to allow for reproducibility; or (ii) indicates that a Finalist may have cheated or that their Submission does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, Sponsor may choose to remove the Submission or disqualify the Finalist from the Challenge and select an alternate Finalist in accordance with the Judging Code. Finalists whose Technical Reports comply with the above requirements and otherwise comply with these Official Rules will be deemed a Verified Finalist potential winner (“Verified Finalist”) and notified by Waymo via email on or about June 12, 2021.

    Odds of winning an award depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sponsor may require each potential winner to sign and return, within seven days of being notified, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release in order to claim their award. If (i) the attempted notification is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address; (ii) any required documents are not returned within seven days, such as the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release; or (iii) if potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the award as stated, the award will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner in accordance with the Judging Code. Only three alternate winners will be selected for each award.

    If, by reason of a print or other error (digital or otherwise), more awards are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, the award(s) will be awarded to the Individual or Team with the highest scoring Submission in accordance with the above criteria from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the awards available.

    Verification of Potential Winners: EACH POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CHALLENGE. AN ENTRANT IS NOT AN AWARD WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE AND NO FURTHER ACTION IS NEEDED. IF SPONSOR DETERMINES IN ITS DISCRETION THAT A POTENTIAL WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE OR ACCEPTANCE OF AN AWARD WAS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY ANY APPLICABLE LAW, RULE, OR REGULATION; BY ANY APPLICABLE EMPLOYER OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION TERMS, RULES, OR POLICIES; OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES, SUCH POTENTIAL WINNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND AN ALTERNATE POTENTIAL WINNER WILL BE SELECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JUDGING CODE.

  6. Award: Twelve Verified Finalists total will be selected to each receive a cash award. For each of the four Challenge Tasks, the Verified Finalist whose Submission receives the highest Score will be awarded $15,000, the Verified Finalist whose Submission receives the second highest Score will be awarded $5,000, and the Verified Finalist whose Submission receives the third highest Score will be awarded $2,000. Total value of all awards: $88,000.

    Cash awards will not be awarded to any employer, educational institution, or other entity affiliated with a Verified Finalist. Rather, cash awards will be awarded directly to the individual(s) making up a Verified Finalist regardless of their affiliation with any entity. In the case of a Team, the Team Leader must collect from their Team members and provide to Sponsor properly executed and completed tax forms, as appropriate, and such other forms, documents and information that Sponsor may reasonably request from the Team Leader or their Team members to confirm eligibility for an award and to comply with all applicable laws and Sponsor’s tax reporting and withholding obligations.

    Sponsor may choose in its discretion to invite select members of Verified Finalists to present their Submission method at the virtual Workshop on Autonomous Driving at CVPR 2021 on June 20, 2021 (invitees will be solely responsible for costs of attending the Workshop, which includes CVPR registration fees listed at http://cvpr2021.thecvf.com/node/47).

    Award Restrictions: ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY AWARD ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Awards are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges of any award (including for cash) will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an award of comparable or greater value for any award. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen awards. Only the number of awards stated in these Official Rules are available to be won in the Challenge.

  7. Disclaimer: Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, public relations firms, employees and advertising, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) phone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures beyond Sponsor or the Released Parties’ reasonable control; (c) any Challenge disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Released Parties, including related to coronavirus or any non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Challenge.

  8. Limitations of Liability; Releases: By entering the Challenge, You release Sponsor and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Challenge or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any award (including claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to rights of publicity or privacy, intellectual property, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE OR USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT OR DATA PROVIDED FOR USE IN THE CHALLENGE OR ANY AWARD, EVEN IF A RELEASED PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE RELEASED PARTIES (JOINTLY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, EQUIPMENT, OR DATA PROVIDED FOR USE IN THE CHALLENGE OR ANY AWARD EXCEED $10. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WILL NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR THE RELEASED PARTIES’ GROSS NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, OR FOR FRAUD.

  9. Use of Name, Likeness, etc.: To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, entry into the Challenge (submitted by You or Your Team Leader) constitutes permission to use Your name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and award information for advertising, marketing, promotional, educational, and business purposes without further permission or compensation (including in a public-facing winner list). As a condition of being awarded any award, except where prohibited by law, each winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, hometown, aural and visual likeness and award information for advertising, marketing, promotional, educational, and business purposes without further permission or compensation. By entering this Challenge, You consent to being contacted by Sponsor for any purpose and by any means (including email and phone) in connection with this Challenge.

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@misc{waymo_open_dataset, title = {Waymo Open Dataset: An autonomous driving dataset}, website = {\url{https://www.waymo.com/open}}, year = {2019} }

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