Solution Brief: Rise to the Indy Autonomous Challenge
This solution brief introduces ADLINK’s participation in the upcoming the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the world’s first head-to-head, high speed autonomous land race. Scheduled for October 23, 2021, the IAC is a two-year competition with $1.5 million in prize money and participants from leading worldwide universities tasked with programming a modified Dallara AV-21 racecar to compete at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The autonomous aspect of this race imposes an entirely different set of challenges and requires the implementation of a wide array of technologies which are much more than just hardware. As an official sponsor for the competition, ADLINK is providing the teams with rugged deep learning acceleration edge platforms, engineering resources for in-vehicle computing and open source software support for ROS-based middleware. To ensure the event runs smoothly, ADLINK is helping teams meet the demands of the IAC’s tight schedule by providing technical support that leverages 25 years of experience across edge computing, partnership with AI-centric companies like NVIDIA, IoT integration, heterogeneous computing, and networking. ADLINK also brings its extensive experience in system integration and validation/verification to support each team in their quest for autonomous speed.