The Race Is On

The Race Is On

The Race Is On

The quickest driverless speeds but achieved will happen through the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) on October 23. The autonomous competitors will award a $1.5 million grand prize for probably the most profitable R&D workforce that applications their driverless, GNSS-, inertial- and multisensor-equipped racecar to clock the quickest fifty-mile distance across the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Get an inside advance have a look at the engineering classes to be realized on the monitor within the October 6 webinar, “Unlocking High Speed to Enable Autonomous Safety.Register here.

Through a sequence of pre-qualifying simulation races, a beginning group of thirty-one competing groups from universities around the globe has narrowed to 10, every of which now has an similar autonomous Dallara AV-21, probably the most superior, quickest autonomous automobile ever developed.

Many automotive improvements have come out of Formula 1 racing and from motor sports activities usually. That’s why the drive to get autonomous automobiles onto the freeway will profit drastically from the IAC.

Three professional engineers intently concerned will share their insights through the webinar:
• a race overview, chronicling the 10-month journey and the challenges encountered alongside the best way
• how GNSS offers absolute place and the spine for the high-speed sensor fusion aboard the ten competing Dallara AV-21 racecars
• how LiDAR is used to offer relative localization and motion knowledge

In studying learn how to make driverless vehicles carry out safely at hyper-highway speeds whereas avoiding different automobiles, IAC individuals will acquire an unlimited storehouse of highly effective information. The competitors seeks to unravel real-world issues that may confront driverless automobiles as they take to metropolis streets and highways.

Each groups races with an similar automobile, outfitted with the identical powertrains, sensor methods, drive-by-wire methods and processors. The race will go to whoever develops the most effective software program algorithms and neural networks

Hexagon is a automobile sponsor of the IAC, offering IAC rivals with positioning {hardware}, software program and experience from Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division’s main manufacturers, NovAtel and AutonomouStuff.

Webinar Speakers

Lee Baldwin, Director of Off-Road Autonomy at Hexagon | AutonomouStuff

The Race Is OnLee Baldwin is the Director of the Core Autonomy Segment at Hexagon. He is answerable for creating the long-term imaginative and prescient, technique and multi-generational roadmap of the Core Autonomy market phase. Baldwin works collaboratively with different phase managers, product managers and the Core Autonomy enterprise improvement workforce to develop a standard technique to maximise the worth proposition of Hexagon services and products within the Core Autonomy market.
Prior to becoming a member of Hexagon Baldwin was an engineering supervisor at Caterpillar the place he led a workforce of engineers that developed mining automation for autonomous hauling and drilling. Baldwin began as an utility developer at Accenture and had varied technical and managerial roles in product improvement and knowledge expertise. Baldwin attended the University of Iowa the place he acquired a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with a Computer Science minor.

Justin Puent, Full Autonomy Product Manager, Hexagon | AutonomouStuff

The Race Is OnJustin Puent joined the Hexagon | AutonomouStuff workforce in March 2018 as a venture supervisor answerable for feeding the demand of the ever-growing autonomous driving analysis trade. With his background in autonomous driving analysis and improvement, design, and administration, Justin has been given the chance to handle the Hexagon | AutonomouStuff sponsorship for the #IndyAChallenge AV21 Race Car program.

Dr. Matthew Weed, Sr. Director of Product, Luminar Technologies

The Race Is OnDr. Matthew Weed started his tenure with Luminar, a number one automotive lidar and software program supplier, as a member of its unique engineering workforce. He is at present centered on driving the corporate’s future by means of evaluation and roadmapping of the autonomous automobile and sensor industries. His profession has centered on commercializing superior optics and photonics applied sciences, which he’s achieved by means of medical diagnostic and drug supply merchandise, and now automotive functions. In addition to his work at Luminar, Matthew is an lively member of the worldwide technical group, having chaired the Optical Society’s Public Policy Committee, sat as founding steering committee member of the National Photonics Initiative, and at present sitting Board Member of each the Florida Photonics Cluster and the UCF College of Optics and Photonics. Academically, he earned and his Bachelor of Science in physics from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and his PhD by means of research of the mixing and fabrication of chip-scale photonics gadgets at CREOL on the University of Central Florida. He holds 26 US patents in laser, LiDAR, and different sensing applied sciences.