INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 20, 2021) – The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco (IAC) has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) will livestream the historic October 23, 2021 IAC autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) for viewers worldwide. Twenty-one universities from 9 countries have formed 9 teams to compete for the $1 million grand prize, which will be used to advance the education and research missions of the winning universities.
“Due to the generous support of Amazon Web Services (AWS), we will have a global audience for the first autonomous high-speed competition at the Racing Capital of the World – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Paul Mitchell, president and CEO, Energy Systems Network, co-organizer of the IAC. “This is critically important as the IAC is a global competition having involved at its inception 41 universities from around the world. ”
Organized by Energy Systems Network and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the primary goal of the IAC is to advance technologies that can speed the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles and deployments of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). These enhancements will lead to increased safety and performance in motorsports as well as all modes of transportation. In addition, the competition is a platform for students to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and inspire the next generation of innovators.