The student-led Carnegie Autonomous Racing (CAR) club at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will now benefit from sponsorship by Applied Intuition. CAR consists of 90 Carnegie Mellon University students which work across 10 academic departments throughout the university.
Established in January 2022, CAR builds autonomous systems through developmental learning and driverless racing. Recently, the club achieved a second place finish at the Indy Autonomous Challenge Texas Motor Speedway race, and third place at the Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2023, CAR plans to participate in seven further races. These will include an additional Indy Autonomous Challenge, an exhibition lap for autonomous vehicles during the Formula SAE Electric competition and several F1TENTH races.
Through the sponsorship, Applied Intuition will share its expertise and best practices in AV development and validation with the team. This will involve in-depth tech talks, webinars and other joint events.
“We look forward to supporting CAR and strengthening our relationship with the students,” said Peter Ludwig, CTO and co-founder, Applied Intuition. “Our team will help CAR solve some of its most complex technical challenges as they develop and test their fully autonomous race car.”
“CAR is very excited to partner with Applied, a leader in autonomous vehicle safety, simulation and validation,” added Max Wiemer, business director at CAR. “This partnership elevates CAR’s ability to proactively anticipate technical simulation challenges, optimize race team performance and have a partner to help disrupt a rapidly evolving industry.”