Indy Autonomous Challenge

Venue: Indanapolis Motor Speedway

Built: 1909

Length: 2.5 miles

Fastest Lap: 37.895 seconds at 237.498MPH in 1996 by Arie Luyendyk

Vehicle: Dallara IL-15

Used in Indy Lights series completion as part of the Road to Indy ladder system for IndyCar hopefuls. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The chassis has been modified by Clemson University for Indy Autonomous Challenge competition.

Competition Timeline

February 28th, 2020

Round #1

The first round of the competition requires the completion of a whitepaper outlining the teams plan to compete in the competition. This included team composition, team history with automation and team managment.


August 20th, 2020

Round #2

Round two requires recording a video show that the team has the ability to automate a vehicle. RIT Autonomous Racing's current plan is to work with another research group at RIT in automating a fork truck.

In the works.

February, 2021

Round #3

The third round of the competition is a simulation with other teams to validate autonomous algorithms. This is to help prepare for the on track testing in 2021.

To come.

October 21st-22nd, 2021

Round #4

The fourth round of the competition is the qualification for the final race. This will take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and help to set the starting grid for the race.

To come.

October 23rd, 2021

Round #5

The fifth and final round of the competition is a 20 lap (50 mile) race of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

To come.