Energy Systems Network and the Indy Autonomous Challenge complete major milestone and congratulate winning IAC university teams participating in the $150,000 Ansys IAC Simulation Race

2021-07-01T15:26:24-04:00June 30, 2021|

Winning team PoliMOVE and runner-up TUM Autonomous Motorsport are joined by Energy Systems Network President and CEO Paul Mitchell. INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2021) -- The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a $1.5 million university prize competition to advance autonomous technologies for increased safety and performance, completed a major milestone today when 17 of its 30 university teams competed in the final Ansys IAC Simulation Race. The race can be viewed on the IAC website. PoliMOVE took first place and was awarded $100,000 (USD); and TUM Autonomous Motorsport was awarded $50,000 (USD) as the runner-up. PoliMOVE, hailing from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Milan, Lombardy, Italy, is part of the MOVE research team from the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingengeria (DEIB) at POLIMI which is the largest school of architecture, design and engineering in Italy. TUM Autonomous Motorsport, from Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Bavaria, [...]

WTHR-Autonomous Shuttle Service Launches in Downtown Indy

2021-06-28T08:24:18-04:00June 28, 2021|

CICP's advanced energy and transportation initiative Energy Systems Network (ESN) has partnered with the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and May Mobility to launch a new free autonomous vehicle shuttle service that serves the west side of downtown Indianapolis and the IUPUI campus. The service, which runs in Indianapolis from June-November 2021 before moving to Fishers, Ind. from November 2021-June 2022 is a pilot program that is part of the Together in Motion Indiana initiative announced earlier this year by TMF and ESN which aims to foster innovation through industry partnerships and propel research and development in advanced mobility technologies in Indiana. WATCH WTHR-TV story about this unique autonomous shuttle service.

Toyota Mobility Foundation, Energy Systems Network and May Mobility inaugurate free autonomous shuttle service in Indianapolis

2021-06-23T13:22:10-04:00June 22, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (June 22, 2021) - The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Energy Systems Network (ESN), and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), have joined with May Mobility, a leader in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and shuttle operations, to inaugurate the launch of a free autonomous shuttle service in Central Indiana. The service, a part of TMF’s Together in Motion Indiana, began on June 1, 2021 and serves the downtown Indianapolis and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) communities. Together in Motion is an initiative bringing stakeholders together to test the interoperability of mobility innovations and facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods. The autonomous shuttle service supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Sustainable Cities and Communities goal (#11), as well as Toyota’s commitment to providing Mobility for All. “At May Mobility, our mission is to bring safe, accessible, and [...]

Take a Ride Now on Autonomous Shuttles Coming to Indy Next Month

2021-05-27T09:04:38-04:00May 27, 2021|

Recently, FOX59 Reporter Mike Sullivan took a ride in a new autonomous shuttle in downtown Indianapolis, which is part of a new service that kicks off in June. The pilot initiative is a partnership between CICP energy technology initiative Energy Systems Network, May Mobility and the Toyota Mobility Foundation. It's all part of the Together in Motion Indiana initiative that will bring the autonomous shuttle service to Indianapolis and Fishers, Ind. [WATCH] (Source: FOX59 and Energy Systems Network)

IIB Perspectives: Indy Autonomous Challenge Takes Another Step in IMS History

2021-04-08T18:14:15-04:00April 5, 2021|

In spring 1909, four businessmen had a vision to build an automobile testing ground to support Indiana’s growing automotive industry. The goal was to provide a proving ground to test and improve cars, tires, driving surfaces and to promote Indianapolis as a leader in a newly developing industry. More than 112 years later, that mission continues with the Indy Autonomous Challenge. On Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, on the same 2.5 miles that brought everyday commuters many important automotive features like the rear-view mirror and strong, durable tires, the Speedway will facilitate another collective step toward the future of transportation with the world’s first head-to-head, high-speed autonomous race, held in conjunction with Energy Systems Network. [READ MORE] (Sources: Inside INdiana Business, Energy Systems Network, Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Toyota Mobility Foundation, ESN announce first mobility pilot technologies and collaborators for Indiana Future Mobility District Initiative

2021-04-05T16:50:14-04:00February 25, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 25, 2021) -- Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) announce the first two deployments of the Future Mobility District initiative. The Future Mobility District initiative, established in collaboration with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), aims to foster innovation through industry partnerships and propel research and development in advanced mobility technologies in Indiana. TMF has established the Future Mobility District initiative in support of Toyota’s mission of Mobility for All and commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in this case to the Goal # 11 of Sustainable Cities and Communities. The Future Mobility District will support deployments focused on improving overall movement of people and goods to validate their role in the changing mobility ecosystem. Designed with local community input, this human-centered framework will facilitate implementation activities and commercialization of an [...]

Indy Autonomous Challenge unveils racecar for world’s first head-to-head, high-speed autonomous race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-04-05T16:50:14-04:00January 11, 2021|

WATCH the unveiling of the official Indy Autonomous Challenge racecar. INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 11, 2021) – Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), today unveiled the official racecar that will be autonomously driven by scores of university teams in the world’s first high-speed, head-to-head autonomous race at the Racing Capital of the World on Oct. 23, 2021. The primary goal of the IAC is to advance technologies that can speed the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), leading to increased safety and performance. In addition, the IAC is a challenging competition to excite the best and brightest university students from around the world to engage in hands-on engineering firsts. “The Dallara-built IAC racecar is the most advanced, fastest autonomous vehicle ever developed,” stated Paul Mitchell, president and [...]

ESN, IMS to Unveil Official Indy Autonomous Challenge Racecar at CES 2021

2021-04-05T16:50:14-04:00December 15, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (December 15, 2020) – Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), have announced they will hold a press conference on Media Day at CES 2021, to unveil the official racecar that will be autonomously driven by scores of university teams in the world’s first high-speed head-to-head autonomous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. CES® is the most influential tech event in the world — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. The virtual press conference to unveil the Official Racecar of the Indy Autonomous Challenge will occur on January 11, 2021 at 2:00pm EST, followed by Q&A, as part of CES 2021 Media Day. Participating in the unveiling will be: Paul Mitchell, president and CEO, Energy Systems Network Mark Miles, president and CEO, Penske Entertainment Corp. Doug Boles, president, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Stefano dePonti, CEO [...]

Bridgestone Partners with ESN, IMS on Indy Autonomous Challenge

2021-04-05T16:50:14-04:00October 30, 2020|

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced it has formed a partnership with the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a global competition among university teams to program a modified Dallara IL-15 racecar and compete in the world’s first autonomous high-speed, head-to-head race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway® (IMS). Bridgestone will serve as the exclusive tire supplier for the event, which is scheduled for October 23, 2021. Bridgestone will work closely with the IAC and its participating teams on a collective vision to push the boundaries of self-driving car technology and increase public awareness of the impact that automation can have on society. This mission closely aligns with Bridgestone’s strategic shift to evolve its focus beyond tires to provide sustainable mobility and advanced solutions that create new value for its customers and society. “Bridgestone is committed to collaborating with innovative partners to pioneer active, [...]

Indiana, ESN Collaborate with Toyota Mobility Foundation to Fuel New Technologies

2021-04-05T16:50:14-04:00October 19, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 19, 2020) – Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), a Japan-based nonprofit focused on advancing mobility for all through next-generation mobility services, products and platforms around the world, designated Indiana as its first Future Mobility District in the U.S. The new initiative and local collaboration will foster innovation and propel research and development in advanced mobility technologies in Indiana. “As Indiana’s pro-growth business climate continues to gain recognition around the world, we’re committed to embracing innovation and investing in emerging areas like advanced mobility in order to remain competitive and position our industries for long-term growth,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “With the launch of the Indiana Future Mobility District, Indiana will be able to attract more diverse companies while leading in the development of mobility-enabled technologies. We’re grateful for our long-standing relationship with Toyota, which helped [...]

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