TUM Autonomous Motorsport wins the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the $1 million grand prize

2021-10-26T05:27:27-04:00October 23, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 23, 2021)  -- TUM Autonomous Motorsport from the Technische Universität München (TUM), has won the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco (IAC), the first autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). TUM competed in a field of 9 teams from 21 universities to win the $1 million grand prize. The Rules of the IAC competition required each team to compete in a fastest lap competition that included an obstacle avoidance component. The winning team recorded the fastest 2-lap average of 135.944 on the famed IMS oval. “Participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge allowed our team to advance autonomous driving technologies, and being able to take first place after two years of hard work acknowledges that we had an outstanding team,” said Alex Wischnewski, team leader of TUM Autonomous Motorsport. “Our next goal is to win a [...]

Energy Systems Network and the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco announce livestreaming of October 23, 2021 autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-10-20T10:48:32-04:00October 20, 2021|

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. Livestreaming will begin at 1:00 PM EDT and can be viewed directly from the IAC website homepage: http://www.indyautonomouschallenge.com and on Twitch @IndyAChallenge. “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 [...]

Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco announces final details for October 23, 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-10-14T08:43:22-04:00October 14, 2021|

21 universities from 9 countries forming 9 teams competing in the Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco. Gates open at 10:00 AM EDT — Pre-registration required Highlights: 21 universities from 9 countries forming 9 teams to compete in the first autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) announces the $1 million prize purse funded through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Autonomous Innovation Summit (invitation-only) announces speakers, including Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, US Senator Todd Young, US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves 17 industry leaders and 9 universities showcase autonomous technologies in IMS Gasoline Alley Garages Hundreds of high school STEM students attending from across Indiana Boston Dynamics’ agile mobile robot SPOT to serve as official flag waver INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 14, 2021) -- The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco [...]

Inside INnovation: Indy Autonomous Challenge

2021-09-30T06:17:54-04:00September 30, 2021|

Indiana is once again in the global spotlight for motorsports innovation. The Indy Autonomous Challenge, the world’s first high-speed autonomous racecar competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, takes off on October 23. Energy Systems Network President and CEO Paul Mitchell (ESN is one of the organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge) and Indiana Economic Development Corporation Chief Innovation Officer Dave Roberts recently talked with Inside INdiana Business' Gerry Dick about the innovation of the prize challenge and what this competition means for the state of Indiana. [WATCH] (Source: Inside INdiana Business)

Indy Autonomous Challenge announces events currently scheduled for October 23, 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2021-09-08T11:44:51-04:00September 8, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2021) -- The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the world’s first autonomous racecar competition at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), has announced the IAC events currently scheduled for October 23, 2021, at IMS. Activities include the Autonomous Innovation Summit (invitation-only), bringing together global thought leaders and experts from industry, academia and government to discuss the status of the autonomous technology industry and explore ways to accelerate and amplify the benefits of an autonomous mobility future. The summit will include leaders from Cisco, Bridgestone, Microsoft, Aptiv, Luminar, Dallara USA, ADLINK, AutonomouStuff/Hexagon, Schaeffler, Valvoline, Raytheon, Trucks VC, Draper, Elevate Ventures and many others. In addition, a showcase of advanced technologies from competing university teams and IAC industry sponsors will be held on the IMS grounds. These activities will be in addition to the IAC university team racecar competition, featuring [...]

Toyota, Energy Systems Network drive mobility and sustainability for Indiana affordable housing community

2021-09-08T12:01:51-04:00August 26, 2021|

PLANO, Texas, August 26, 2021 – In keeping with their dedication to promote mobility and support communities, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) have partnered with Indianapolis-based real-estate development firm Black and White Investments (BWI) to provide fully-integrated, eco-friendly personal carsharing services to the residents of the newly opened Posterity Scholar House (PSH) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Residents can reserve Toyota plug-in hybrid electric vehicles online via Toyota’s personal carshare mobile app, SI Share, offering access to transportation without the costs of owning and maintaining a personal vehicle. Additionally, Toyota is working with project partners to explore electrification concepts to further benefit the property’s residents and neighboring community. First of its kind in the state of Indiana, PSH is a sustainable urban revitalization initiative and net-zero energy housing solution. The 44-unit apartment community provides affordable housing [...]

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)

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