Automation Alley Members to Participate in Indy Autonomous Challenge Race at CES

Dennis Burck
January 9, 2024
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Learn how Michigan State University and dSPACE compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge at speeds of over 150 mph.

In a battle of codes and crankshafts, the Indy Autonomous Challenge gears up for another race with autonomous control cars reaching speeds of over 150 mph with no humans on board.  

Automation Alley is proud to have two of our esteemed members participate in the challenge of the IAC with dSPACE and Michigan State University.  

With its U.S. office in Wixom, the Germany-based global technology simulation and validation specialist dSPACE manufactures the central computer platform taking in a plethora of data for the onboard artificial intelligence to make key race decisions. Its AUTERA AutoBox comes standard in each specialized Dallara AV-24 IndyCar competing in the IAC.  

Michigan State University will participate in the race in association with the Italy-based Politecnico di Milano, competing under the name PoliMOVE-MSU. Daniel Morris, associate professor in the MSU departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and Electrical and Computer, will lead a technical team from MSU.  

Here is a recap of the 2023 IAC race:  

The 2024 race will take place January 9-13 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during CES. Nine teams comprised of 17 universities are scheduled to compete. Visit IAC for more information.  

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Dennis Burck
Dennis Burck

As Automation Alley’s Digital Content Editor, Dennis Burck manages Automation Alley's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, building relationships and collaborating with various internal and external stakeholders, including Automation Alley members and partners, to develop and curate engaging content around advanced manufacturing and digital transformation. Dennis provides in-depth coverage, data-driven reporting and on-the-ground feature stories on the Industry 4.0 transformation. Dennis worked previously as a business journalist for The Construction Association of Michigan and as a reporter for The National Endowment for the Humanities.

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