Indy autonomous challenge

"Ladies and gentlemen, start your software!"

Today 23 October 2021 we were part of history. Liam, Jen, Gary, and I all attended the first ever Indianapolis Autonomous Challenge. The greatest spectacle in racing hosted the first ever autonomous challenge: indycars with no human drivers in them. Some made it, some didn't, here's the story of our experience.

The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered By Cisco (IAC), organized by Energy Systems Network and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is a $1.5 million prize competition among universities to program Dallara AV-21 racecars and compete in the world’s first autonomous racecar event at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The primary goal of the IAC is to advance technology that can speed the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles and deployments of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). These enhancements will lead to increased safety and performance in all modes of racing and commercial transportation. In addition, the competition is a platform for students to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). There are 9 teams comprised of 21 universities from 9 countries competing in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.

Indy Autonomous Challenge 2021 Grant Carlile Indiana Entrepreneurship Startup Running Robotics  Design is the approach I take with my work. Events and projects are the ways that, over the past 22 years, I have engaged the startup, running, and robotics spaces. I believe in leveraging diversity as a place to start, working shoulder-to-shoulder with passionate people on projects they believe in, and continuously creating relationships all along the way.  Specialties: Program Lead, Project Planning, Event Coordinator, Facilitating Teams, Decision-Making Processes, Product-Market Fit Testing, Ecosystem Building, Systems Integration, Pedagogy Design, Information Architecture, Volunteer Coordinator, Production Lead, Industrial Engineering, Workshop Facilitator, Community builder, Team Lead, Mentorship, Coaching, Public Speaking, Prototyping, User Testing, Service Design, Design Methodology, Experience Design, Interaction Design, Manufacturing Coordinator, 3D Solid Modeling, Fabrication, Assembly

"Ladies and gentlemen, start your software!"

-Governor Eric Holcomb