The Indy Autonomous Challenge confirms the value of the partnership between e-Novia and the Politecnico di Milano

The Indy Autonomous Challenge confirms the value of the partnership between e-Novia and the Politecnico di Milano

The Indy Autonomous Challenge confirms the value of the partnership between e-Novia and the Politecnico di Milano

The Indy Autonomous Challenge confirms the value of the partnership between e-Novia and the Politecnico di Milano

The Indy Autonomous Challenge confirms the value of the partnership between e-Novia and the Politecnico di Milano

The long-standing collaboration between e-Novia and the Politecnico di Milano has allowed the achievement of important results in the field of innovation, with the creation of two companies that deal with autonomous driving, e-Shock and YAPE.

 

With the support of e-Novia, the PoliMOVE Team has now faced a new challenge with excellent results. The final race of the Indy Autonomous Challenge, the first competition in the world with fully autonomous cars and endothermic engines: the Dallara AV-21, took place on 23 October on the international Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit. A competition of excellence that involved institutions and university teams from all over the world and which saw e-Novia and the PoliMOVE Team win third place thanks to the talent and skills of their engineers.

 

The challenge, which also includes a section for overcoming obstacles, involved nine international teams, coming out of a tough selection made in recent months, who competed for the best time on the track in a time trial race. The historic victory went to the Technical University of Munich.

 

As Ivo Boniolo, who watched the race from Team PoliMOVE’s pits, says: «In the warm-up phase we exceeded 250 kilometers per hour (about 160 miles), reaching the highest top speed of the entire race. The beauty of this competition? As there was no driver, all attention was always focused on the technicians and team leaders, that is, on who made the cars move». And again: «We are very satisfied with this result, achieved thanks to the ability of our engineers to manage a complex race strategy, with immediate reactivity to mechanical and physical conditions made extreme by the high speeds. Being able to manage the reactions of a racing car launched at 250 kilometers per hour just a few centimeters from the curb of the circuit with the sensitivity of a driver is the new challenge of autonomous driving».

 

The Indy Autonomous Challenge is a formidable competition, created to excel the engineering skills of the best university students from around the world. The challenge, accepted by e-Novia, is to advance those technologies capable of accelerating the creation of fully autonomous vehicles, as well as the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems, the so-called ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). These improvements will be able to offer greater safety and high performance not only to racing cars, but to all commercial and private vehicles.