Indy Autonomous Challenge

Project Overview:


The goal of Indy Autonomus Challenge is to implement a software stack capable of operating a Formula One style car in a head to head competition against teams all over the world in a setting similar to the Indy 500. The final race is scheduled for October 23, 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, however preceding that there are multiple qualifying rounds including the writing of a white paper, a demonstration of basic operation, and competing in a simulated race.

Our IAC Page!

Project Leads:

Nayana Suvarna
Project Lead
Andrew Saba
Project Mentor
Joshua Spisak
Project Mentor
Prem Bharatia
Controls Lead
Morgan Visnesky
Perception Lead
Matthew Sivaprakasam
Planning Lead
Elissa Wilton
Operations Lead
Shane Raible
Scrum Lead
Samuel Dickerson
Project Advisor

Project Members:

Lizzie Seward
Project Member
Sridhar Reddy Velagala
Project Member
Michael Sohnen
Project Member
Mike Hayden
Project Member
Shane Raible
Project Member
Sush Acharya
Project Member

How to Join

Whether you are just starting out or you have years of experience, you can find a place to contribute to our team. The best way to get involved is to join our slack. No experience is necessary but please note that this project is a rather large time commitment.


Join us on Slack, a powerful messaging service where we coordinate project teams, general announcements, ask for help, and discuss anything we want. Sign up with your Pitt email at Slack. Make a post in #general and introduce yourself!


Email if you have any questions or want to get involved.

Media Coverage

Self driving cars rev their engines for their own Indy 500 race
CMU RISS Alumni Spotlight


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