Autonomous Challenge @ CES

The Autonomous Challenge @ CES returns to Las Vegas. Take part in the thrill of this head-to-head autonomous racing competition as nine fully autonomous racecars roaring at speeds of more than 190 mph, vroom!
The rules of the competition consist of a single elimination tournament with multiple rounds of high speed head-to-head passing matches with AV-21 racecars culminating in a championship round.
All CES attendees are welcome to attend the race event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and experience infield festivities with the challenge, including a WatchZone with trackside viewing, concession areas, a DJ and more. For admission to the event and access to infield festivities, attendees will need to present their CES badge.

Event Schedule

Saturday, January 7
Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • 10 AM PST: Time trials and elimination rounds begin
  • 1–3 PM PST: Live broadcast of semi and final competition rounds

Who's Participating

Nine university teams are seeking to compete in the Autonomous Challenge @ CES 2023, including:

  • AI Racing Tech - University of Hawai'i (Hawai’i), University of California San Diego (California), Carnegie Mellon University, and University of California, Berkeley
  • Autonomous Tiger Racing (ATR) – Auburn University (Alabama)
  • Black & Gold Racing – Purdue University (Indiana)
  • Cavalier Autonomous Racing (CAR) – University of Virginia (Virginia)
  • KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
  • MIT-PITT-RW - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Rochester Institute of Technology (New York), University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • PoliMOVE - Politecnico di Milano (Italy), University of Alabama (Alabama) 
  • TII EuroRacing - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), Technology Innovation Institute (United Arab Emirates) 
  • TUM Autonomous Motorsport - Technische Universität München (Germany) 


  • The Las Vegas Motor Speedway offers rideshare pickup/drop off, as well as free parking onsite.
  • Bus service will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Shuttles will depart from the LVCC, West Hall to/from the LV Motor Speedway every 30 minutes 11 AM-1:30 PM. Return service from the LV Motor Speedway will run every 20 minutes beginning 2:45 PM.
More information on the event and the Indy Autonomous Challenge can be found at