New Eagle Sponsors the Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2024

Melissa NewmanAutonomy, Blog, Case Studies, ECUs, Events, Raptor Software

The most exciting event of the year is right around the corner. But you won’t need your best tux or your full-length gloves to attend CES 2024. From January 9–12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the biggest names in the tech industry will be gathering to talk shop, showcase innovations, and enjoy a thrilling competition between autonomous racecars at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Learn more about New Eagle’s exclusive Low-Level ECU Technology sponsorship of the IAC and how our Raptor tools are helping developers innovate.

What Is the Indy Autonomous Challenge?

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), organized by Energy Systems Network, sets the stage for teams from around the world to compete in a series of challenges. The goal? To advance technology for commercial, fully autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Two years ago, New Eagle’s Raptor-Dev software and GCM196 were key components of the Dallara AV-21, which took part in the 2022 challenge. Since then, we’ve only been improving.

Last year, IAC showcased the future of autonomous mobility at CES, the Consumer Technology Association’s annual trade show celebrating the entire tech landscape. And in 2024, IAC returns to CES as a featured exhibitor to unveil their latest Next Gen Autonomous Racecar—and New Eagle will be joining them as a key technology contributor.

Don’t Miss Out on Race Day

Nine teams with members from 17 universities around the world will compete in a night race at the iconic Las Vegas Motor Speedway on January 11. These teams have been piloting the fastest autonomous racecars in head-to-head competition for the past two years’ IAC. This year’s competition begins at sunset for a dramatic unveiling as darkness falls. Anyone attending CES, along with the media, is invited to attend this thrilling, one-of-a-kind racing event.

New Eagle’s Involvement With IAC

Our CEO, Kevin Alley, will be joining IAC at this year’s CES to showcase our contributions to the Next Gen Autonomous Racecar. Within this car, our Raptor controller essentially operates as the nervous system connecting and monitoring the vehicle’s various complex systems. Plus, with our Raptor-Dev software providing templates for kickstarting controls development, IAC’s engineers can now write control software without needing to debug thousands of lines of code.

In this recent LinkedIn post, IAC shared an under-the-hood peek at one of the cars in the racing lineup. The Raptor controller is critical for the management of safety systems and monitoring component health. It also serves an important translation function, taking analog readings from a variety of sensors and translating them into digital signals. Our controller resides under the sensor plates of all the team’s cars.

Speed Up Your Autonomous Development

Take a lesson from the teams competing in the IAC. Speed in the development cycle translates into speed on the racetrack. When teams can iterate advances faster, they get a serious leg up on the competition. Want to get to the front of the pack? Then, you need to identify and focus on the leverage points for driving performance. 

Register to attend CES 2024 today and come visit New Eagle!

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