Indy Autonomous Challenge Returns to CES 2024; New Car Revealed

A fleet of fully autonomous race cars will take to the track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

January 4, 2024

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PoliMOVE passes TUM in the final pass of the competition at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2022.
Indy Autonomous Challenge

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) returns to CES showcasing autonomous racecars and the future of autonomous mobility, as well as unveiling its Next Gen Autonomous Racecar at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

The event features nine teams from 17 universities around the world and brings the world’s fastest self-driving racecars to the track, where last year they reached speeds of up to 190 mph.

New this year, the IAC will unveil its Next Gen Autonomous Racecar that has new and enhanced features, including some world firsts, according to IAC. 

IAC says its engineers have been working with industry-leading autonomous hardware and software providers to develop a “new, cutting-edge autonomous hardware system that will catapult the performance of the IAC’s vehicles, the world’s fastest autonomous racecars.”

“Our university teams have been piloting the world’s fastest autonomous racecars in head-to-head racing for two years now and have completed more than 7,000 miles of autonomous racing,” said Paul Mitchell, president of the Indy Autonomous Challenge. “We have learned a great deal about the unique hardware and software capabilities required for extreme high-speed automation. We’ve taken those learnings along with the hardware advancements made by our industry partners and developed the most advanced autonomous racecar in the world.”

Related:Self-Driving Race Cars Take to the Track at CES

Technology and engineering expertise came from industry partners including Bridgestone, Cisco, Continental, dSPACE, Luminar, Marelli, New Eagle, NI and VectorNav. 

The Innovation Paddock Returns

The IAC is also bringing the Innovation Paddock back to the event. Partnering with the Indiana Economic Development Corp., the showcase is set to spotlight technological innovations and companies that partner with IAC to advance the field of autonomous mobility.   

The Indy Autonomous Challenge takes place Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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