Indy Autonomous Challenge Returns To CES 2023
Driverless racing cars, also known as autonomous racing cars or self-driving racing cars, have the potential to bring many benefits to all drivers.
The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) returns to CES 2023 to push the boundaries of head-to-head autonomous racing and showcase the benefits of autonomous mobility.
Some of these benefits include:
- Improved safety: Driverless cars have the potential to reduce the number of accidents on the road significantly. Because they are programmed to follow traffic laws and can react more quickly to changing conditions, they may be less likely to get into accidents than human drivers.
- Increased efficiency: Driverless cars can also help to improve the efficiency of transportation. By optimizing routes and speeds, they can reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
- Enhanced convenience: Driverless cars may also provide enhanced comfort for drivers. For example, they could allow drivers to relax while the car handles the driving or enable people who cannot drive due to disability or age to get around more easily.
- Better use of resources: Driverless cars may also help to make better use of resources, such as reducing the need for parking spaces and allowing for more efficient use of roads.
The nine university teams seeking to compete in the Autonomous Challenge at CES 2023 are
- AI Racing Tech – University of Hawai’i (Hawai’i), with 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)
When: Saturday, January 7, 2023, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- 10 a.m. PST – Time trials and elimination rounds begin
- 1–3 p.m. PST – Live broadcast of semi and final competition rounds