The fastest driverless speeds ever achieved will occur during the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) on October 23. race car to reach the fastest fifty mile distance around the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Get an inside look at the engineering lessons to be learned on the track during the October 6 webinar, “High speed unlocking to activate autonomous security.” Register here.
Through a series of pre-qualifying mock races, a starting group of thirty-one competing teams from universities around the world has shrunk to 10, each now owning an identical autonomous Dallara AV-21, the autonomous vehicle. the most advanced and fastest ever. developed.
Many automotive innovations have come from Formula 1 and motorsport in general. This is why the desire to bring autonomous vehicles on the highway will greatly benefit from the IAC.
Three closely involved expert engineers will share their views during the webinar:
â¢ an overview of the race, retracing the 10-month journey and the challenges encountered along the way
â¢ how GNSS provides absolute position and the backbone of high-speed sensor fusion on board the 10 competing Dallara AV-21 race cars
â¢ how LiDAR is used to provide relative location and movement data
By learning how to make driverless cars operate safely at hyper-freeway speeds while avoiding other vehicles, IAC participants will gain a vast reservoir of powerful knowledge. The competition aims to solve real-world problems that driverless vehicles will face on city streets and highways.
Each team races with an identical car, equipped with the same powertrains, sensor systems, drive-by-wire systems and processors. The race will go to whoever develops the best software algorithms and neural networks
Hexagon is an automotive sponsor of the IAC, providing IAC competitors with positioning hardware, software and expertise from the main brands of Hexagon’s Autonomy and Positioning division, NovAtel and AutonomouStuff.
Lee Baldwin, director of off-road autonomy at Hexagon | AutonomousStuff
Lee Baldwin is the Core Autonomy Segment Director at Hexagon. He is responsible for creating the long term vision, strategy and multigenerational roadmap for the Core Autonomy market segment. Baldwin is working with other segment managers, product managers and the Core Autonomy business development team to develop a common strategy to maximize the value proposition of Hexagon products and services in the Core Autonomy market.
Prior to joining Hexagon, Baldwin was responsible for engineering at Caterpillar, where he led a team of engineers who developed mining automation for autonomous hauling and drilling. Baldwin started as an application developer at Accenture and has held various technical and managerial positions in product development and information technology. Baldwin attended the University of Iowa where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science.
Justin Puent, Product Manager with full autonomy, Hexagon | AutonomousStuff
Justin Puent has joined France | The AutonomouStuff team in March 2018 as a project manager responsible for meeting the demand of the constantly growing autonomous driving research industry. With his background in autonomous driving research and development, design and management, Justin had the opportunity to manage the Hexagon | AutonomouStuff sponsorship for the #IndyAChallenge AV21 Race Car program.
Dr Matthew Weed, Senior Product Manager, Luminar Technologies
Dr. Matthew Weed began his tenure at Luminar, a leading automotive software and lidar vendor, as part of its original engineering team. He is currently focused on driving the future of the business through analyzing and mapping the autonomous vehicle and sensor industries. His career has focused on the commercialization of advanced optical and photonic technologies, which he has achieved through medical diagnostic and drug delivery products, and now automotive applications. In addition to his work at Luminar, Matthew is an active member of the international technical community. Cluster and the College of Optics and Photonics UCF. Academically, he received his BSc in Physics from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. through studies on the integration and fabrication of chip-scale photonic devices at CREOL, University of Central Florida. . He holds 26 US patents on laser, LiDAR and other detection technologies.
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