On this website you find news about the Indy Autonomous Challenge, where a team of PhD students from the Chair of Automatic Control and the Institute of Automotive Technology takes part. The race takes place on 23´rd of October 2021.
Congratulations to our TUM Autonomous Motorsport team for achieving a solid 2nd Place in the Indy Autonomous Challenge Simulation Race!
In an entertaining race with overtaking maneuvers worth seeing, the TUM team claimed 2nd place and a prize money of $50,000. However, there is still potential for improvement as our competitors PoliMOVE Autonomous Racing Team won by a small margin. The race took place in a simulation environment provided by Ansys. After passing this final virtual test, our team is now concentrating on transferring the software features to the real racing vehicle in Indianapolis.
Thanks to the Indy Autonomous Challenge organizers for setting up such a great and entertaining event. The full coverage can be found on youtube.
Student research projects (bachelor, semester, master thesis) are offered by the team in all areas of autonomous driving. Further information can be found on the official project page. If you have any questions, please contact the corresponding person in the team.
Once again, the Institute of Automotive Engineering and the Chair of Automatic Control from TUM have joined forces to set up a research team of 13 PhD students in the field of autonomous motorsports. This team has successfully registered for the Indy Autonomous Challenge and will develop the software for an autonomous racing car within the next two years. In total, 37 universities worldwide, which excel in the fields of AI software and autonomous vehicle engineering, have formed 31 teams that officially participate in this first competition of its kind. The highlight of the Indy Autonomous Challenge is a neck-and-neck race of the autonomous vehicles programmed by the teams in October 2021 at the famous Indianpolis Motor Speedway.
Further information about the project and publications can be found here.
The official press release can be found here.
As part of the Youtube in-house productions Youtube Originals, the eight-part documentary "The Age of A.I." has recently started on the channel Youtube Learning. This documentary series, hosted by Robert Downey Jr., is about the revolution in artificial intelligence, its latest developments and challenges.
In the third episode, "Love, Art and stories: decoded",the TUM and its Roborace team are part of this documentary. With the question "How good can artificial intelligence drive a racing car?" the researchers of our institute and other institutes show their software for autonomous driving.
The complete playlist of the documentary series can be found here: YouTube series "The Age of A.I."
The series is free of charge and can be watched without Premium Account.