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Applied Intuition Sponsors Carnegie Autonomous Racing

February 2, 2023

Applied Intuition partners with companies of all sizes and across industries, including the automaker Nissan, the construction and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, and the autonomous trucking company Torc Robotics (an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG). Our team also partners with university research labs like Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory to support their autonomous vehicle (AV) development efforts. Today, we are excited to announce our sponsorship of Carnegie Mellon University’s autonomous racing team.

Applied Intuition is proud to sponsor Carnegie Autonomous Racing (CAR)—a student-led club at Carnegie Mellon University. CAR represents 90 Carnegie Mellon University students across ten academic departments. Founded in January 2022, the team builds autonomous systems through experiential learning and driverless racing. Most recently, CAR finished second place at the Indy Autonomous Challenge Texas Motor Speedway race and third place at the Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2023.

Later this year, CAR plans to participate in seven races, including an additional Indy Autonomous Challenge, an exhibition lap for AVs during the Formula SAE Electric competition, and several F1TENTH races. Applied looks forward to sharing its expertise and best practices in AV development and validation with the students. The sponsorship will involve in-depth tech talks, webinars, and other joint events, allowing Applied and CAR to work together closely during the 2023 season.

“We look forward to supporting CAR and strengthening our relationship with the students,” said Peter Ludwig, CTO and Co-Founder of Applied Intuition. “Our team will help CAR solve some of its most complex technical challenges as they develop and test their fully autonomous racecar.”

Carnegie Autonomous Racing’s autonomous racecar in 2022.

“CAR is very excited to partner with Applied, a leader in autonomous vehicle safety, simulation, and validation,” said Max Wiemer, Business Director at CAR. “This partnership elevates CAR’s ability to proactively anticipate technical simulation challenges, optimize race team performance, and have a partner to help disrupt a rapidly evolving industry.”