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Tum Autonomous Motorsports Wins 2024 Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES

The team from the Technical University of Munich won the third annual event

Liz Hughes

January 19, 2024

3 Min Read
The TUM (Technical University Munich) team was the winner at the Autonomous Challenge at CES 2024.
The TUM (Technical University Munich) team was the winner at the Autonomous Challenge at CES 2024. Indy Autonomous Challenge

Tum Autonomous Motorsports won last week's third annual Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) at the Las Vegas Speedway at CES 2024

The Technical University of Munich team bested the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Autonomous Racing in the race showcasing the future of automotive innovation. 

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The event featured nine teams from 18 universities spanning seven countries and brought the world’s fastest self-driving racecars to the track. 

Tum’s racecar reached a maximum speed of more than 150 mph, despite unprecedented cold weather at the speedway the night of the event, which affected tires and brought windy conditions to the track. 

The race featured a never-before-seen moment in the semifinal matchup with the Tum and Kaist teams racing side by side, at times getting as close as 1.5 meters from each other, a first for high-speed autonomous racing, according to event organizers. 

“The Tum victory is a testament to the remarkable advancements in autonomous technologies and the dedication of the next generation of innovators and thinkers,” race organizers said. 

The race also saw three IAC racecars achieving world firsts with all three fully autonomous vehicles running on the track simultaneously. 

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The three university teams of PoliMOVE-MSU, AI Tech Racing and TII Unimore took to the track with IAC’s new Next Gen Autonomous Vehicle Platform, the IAC AV-24, racing side by side as well as operating in complete darkness to show how autonomous vehicle technology can operate without visible light. 

Related:Indy Autonomous Challenge Returns to CES 2024; New Car Revealed

IAC unveiled its Next Gen Autonomous Racecar with new and enhanced features, including some world firsts at this year’s event. 

"This achievement, along with the performances of all participating teams, especially the world’s first night runs with three IAC AV-24 racecars, proves that autonomous driving is no longer a distant dream but a reality shaping our future,” said Paul Mitchell, IAC president. 

Six teams competed using the IAC AV-21 racecar:

Three teams demonstrated the IAC AV-24 racecar:

  • AI Racing Tech - University of California, Berkeley, University of Hawai'i, with University of California, San Diego and Pennsylvania’s Carnegie Mellon University

  • TII EuroRacing - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), Technology Innovation Institute (United Arab Emirates)

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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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