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The Q&A is closed for the 2021-2022 season. Any rule changes or clarifications pertaining to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship will be included in the April 5 Game Manual Update. Teams attending VEX Worlds who wish to pre-submit questions for the driver's meeting should have received a contact form via email; if not, please contact your REC Foundation Team Engagement Manager for more information.

Official Q&A: VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Is the new GPS sensor legal for VRC 2021-2022: Tipping Point?


839A
19-Jun-2021

With the new GPS sensor released by VEX? Is it legal to use it in competition? What's the requirements for EP to host event now? Does all fields need to have GPS code with opaque field walls?

Answered by committee

With the new GPS sensor released by VEX? Is it legal to use it in competition?

Yes. Rule R15 reads as follows:

<R15> New VEX parts are legal. Additional VEX components released during the competition season on www.vexrobotics.com are considered legal for use.

Some “new” components may have certain restrictions placed on them upon their release. These restrictions will be documented in the official Q&A forums, in a Game Manual Update, or on their respective product web pages.

The v1.0 Game Manual Update included the following addition to Appendix B:

In Programming Skills Matches, the VEX GPS code strip must be installed on the field. This field modification will be recommended for all events beginning August 1, and required for all events beginning October 1.