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The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) returns to CES 2023 to push the boundaries of head-to-head autonomous racing and showcase the future of autonomous mobility. The IAC will have a significant presence throughout CES 2023 with the Autonomous Challenge @ CES at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on January 7 and an exhibit in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) in the LVCC West Hall booth #3601.
The racing will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, January 7, featuring nine teams seeking to break autonomous racing world records. The Rules of the IAC Competition consist of a single elimination tournament with multiple rounds of high-speed head-to-head passing matches with AV-21 racecars culminating in a championship round.
All CES attendees are welcome to attend the race event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and experience infield festivities with the IAC, including a WatchZone with trackside viewing, concession areas, a DJ and more.
The following university teams are competing in the Autonomous Challenge @ CES 2023:
- AI Racing Tech – University of Hawai’i (Hawai’i), with the University of California, San Diego (California), Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania), and University of California, Berkeley (California)
- Autonomous Tiger Racing – Auburn University (Alabama)
- Black & Gold Racing – Purdue University (Indiana)
- Cavalier Autonomous Racing – University of Virginia (Virginia)
- KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
- MIT-PITT-RW – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Rochester Institute of Technology (New York), University of Waterloo (Canada)
- PoliMOVE – Politecnico di Milano (Italy), University of Alabama (Alabama)
- TII EuroRacing – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), Technology Innovation Institute (United Arab Emirates)
- TUM Autonomous Motorsport – Technische Universität München (Germany)
On Saturday, January 7, 2023, Las Vegas Motor Speedway the time trials and elimination rounds begin at 10 a.m. PST. This will be followed by the live broadcast of semi and final competition rounds starting at 1 PM PST. If you’re not able to attend the event live, you can watch the broadcast via a link available on the IAC website.
The prior event took place at the Texas Motor Speedway in November 2022, and the rebroadcast of that event is currently available to watch online.
About IAC: The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) organizes racing competitions among university-affiliated teams from around the world to program fully autonomous racecars and compete in a series of history-making events at iconic tracks. Based in Indiana, the IAC is working to establish a hub for performance automation in the state and is harnessing the power of innovative competitions to attract the best and the brightest minds from around the globe to further state-of-the-art technology in the safety and performance of automated vehicles. The IAC started as a $1 million prize competition with 31 university teams signing up to compete more than two years ago, representing top engineering and technology programs from 15 U.S. states and 10 countries.