Indy Autonomous Challenge: the PoliMOVE team, supported by e-Novia, ranked first during CES 2022

Indy Autonomous Challenge: the PoliMOVE team, supported by e-Novia, ranked first during CES 2022

Indy Autonomous Challenge: the PoliMOVE team, supported by e-Novia, ranked first during CES 2022

Indy Autonomous Challenge: the PoliMOVE team, supported by e-Novia, ranked first during CES 2022

Indy Autonomous Challenge: the PoliMOVE team, supported by e-Novia, ranked first during CES 2022

The Indy Autonomous Challenge was the event that consecrated the quality of a multi-year relationship between e-Novia and the PoliMOVE team of the Politecnico di Milano and that confirmed the value of investments in research.  On 7 January, on the occasion of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the PoliMOVE team of the Politecnico di Milano, sponsored and supported by e-Novia, won the final competition of the Indy Autonomous Challenge, going down in history as the first absolute champion in a head-to-head race between fully autonomous cars.

 

The competition, held on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway circuit, was attended by Dallara AV-21 cars, real racing cars, whose driving is accomplished by artificial intelligence softwares developed by the nine teams classified for the final, coming from the most prestigious technological universities, including the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) of Boston and the South Korean KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).

 

The final proclaimed the victory of the car and software of the PoliMOVE team, which overtook the vehicle of TUM Autonomous Motorsport, the team from the Technical University of Munich, and thus winning the prize: one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The US stage also set the absolute speed record for the Italian team: 278 kilometers per hour.

 

The challenge presented complexity never experienced before in autonomous driving: continuously adapting strategies avoiding collisions and making instant decisions. Professor Sergio Savaresi of the Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, led an extraordinary team of young talents. An all-Italian confirmation of the ability to develop innovative systems and solutions that will contribute to the profound changes in mobility, a sector in which e-Novia is committed with its Enterprises and together with the industrial groups interested in the development of autonomous driving solutions. e-Shock, Blubrake, YAPE and HiRide, born as a spin-off of the Politecnico di Milano, are indeed active in sectors of excellence in the vehicular robotics field.