Indy Autonomous Challenge


In late 2019 the AI Racing Tech team put together an application to compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC). The IAC is a $1.5 million high-speed, head-to-head autonomous vehicle (AV) race that is attracting universities from around the world to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and inspiring the next generation of automotive and robotics innovators in October 2021. The AI Racing Tech team qualified for the competition based on its notable efforts and is working on meeting the Round 2 qualifications using its continuing work in the autonomous evKart being built for the evGrandPrix. The AI racing Tech team finished 6th in the recent IAC hack-a-thon in the "fast lap" competition and 10th overall out of 40 teams. As this competition is a significantly greater challenge the AI Racing Tech team is collaborating with the UH-Manoa robotics lab team to form the UH Autonomous Vehicle Team Ohana.



UH Maui Students Successfully Compete in Hackathon Autonomous Vehicle Tech Race

The University of Hawaiʻi AI Racing Tech team, made up of students from both the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, competed in a qualifying “hackathon” race for the Indy Autonomous Challenge, placing tenth overall and sixth in the fastest lap competition. READ MORE HERE

AI Racing Tech team prepare for Hackathon 3

Nov, 16 2020

The AI Racing Tech team are working on their virtual overtaking maneuvers at IMS speedway, using only cameras in the ANSYS VRXPERIENCE and Scade software!


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IAC Hackathon # 3

Dec 12-21, 2020-2021

ART team will compete in the IAC Hackathon #3 from Mid-December to Mid-January. This event will focus on Object Detection (other vehicle) and avoidance and for the first time “wheel-to-wheel” racing in the VRXperiance Simulator against another EGO vehicle!

Autonomous demonstration video due... IAC Hackathon

Feb 27, 2021

As part of their preparing for the Purdue evGrandPrix for next year the team will demonstrate the evKart on a real track in autonomous mode. This week will also have the ART team going head-to-head with some of the best universities in the world for bragging rights in a month autonomous hackathon.