Driverless Indy Racecar
Deep Orange 12
Deep Orange 12
For its 12th project, Deep Orange will partner with the Indy Autonomous Challenge to produce a driverless open-wheel racecar that will be used by university-based student teams participating in the competition’s final rounds. Through this concept, the DO12 vehicle will serve as a highly visible platform to bring industry and students together to explore and develop innovative solutions around the future of autonomous mobility.
Contact: Dr. Rob Prucka, DO12 Project leader
Deep Orange 12 students will convert an existing open-wheel ‘Indy Lights’ racecar to a driverless configuration that allows for head-to-head competition between multiple vehicles during the Indy Autonomous Challenge. This integrated hardware and software framework will be used by university teams around the world to develop fully-functional autonomous vehicle algorithms. These university teams will then race each other at high speeds at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a $1M grand prize on October 23, 2021.
Re-envisioned and Extensively Validated
The DO12 project scope allows for engineering and innovation across multiple subsystems, as vehicle will be re-envisioned and extensively validated from a systems perspective in the following areas:
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
- Perception Systems
- Onboard Computing
- Drive-by-Wire Chassis Control Systems
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Vehicle to Infrastructure Communications
- Powertrain Design and Integration
- Structural Design of Components