SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) – University students from around the world prepare for the world’s first head-to-head, high-speed autonomous race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This is all part of the Indy Autonomous Race Challenge. On Monday, the organizers presented the official racing car at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The challenge is led by the Energy Systems Network and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Organizers say the challenge offers the college team a $ 1 million prize that can be used to program a modified Dallara racing car to overtake and maneuver competitors.
“These teams represent top engineering programs from 14 US states and 11 countries. On October 23, they will compete in the first head-to-head race of its kind here in the racing capital of the world, autonomous vehicles, ”said Paul Mitchell, President and CEO of Energy Systems Network.
The Race Challenge will take place on October 23.