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Autonomous racecars to compete at CES

TUM Autonomous Motorsport from Germany won the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge. (photo courtesy of Energy Systems Network)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indianapolis-based Energy Systems Network will host another autonomous racecar competition at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. ESN, which organized the recent Indy Autonomous Challenge, says five university teams will take part in a head-to-head passing competition at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The competition, scheduled for January 7, will include the winner and finalists of the Indy Autonomous Challenge, which took place last month at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event will be open to attendees of CES, which is billed as the world’s most influential technology event.

“Our university teams have proven that they can advance autonomous technology by setting world records with high-speed laps and now on the biggest technology stage at CES 2022, they will take it to the next level with a head-to-head passing competition,” said Paul Mitchell, chief executive officer of Energy Systems Network. “The Consumer Technology Association and CES 2022 play a central role in advancing and showcasing autonomous technology worldwide, so we can’t think of a better partner for this next step of the competition.”

The university teams competing in Las Vegas include:

  • EuroRacing – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), University of Pisa (Italy), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland) (IAC finalist)
  • KAIST, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
  • MIT-PITT-RW, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • PoliMOVE – Politecnico di Milano (Italy), University of Alabama (IAC finalist)
  • TUM Autonomous Motorsport – Technische Universität München (Germany) (IAC winner)

ESN says the primary goal of the competition, like the IAC, is “to advance technology that can speed the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles and deployments of advanced driver-assistance systems.”

CES 2022 will take place January 5-8.

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