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Las Vegas, NV: 08 January 2024

AVI technology hits the racetrack as the new IAC AV-24 Autonomous Indy Car was unveiled today at CES 2024 in Las Vegas.

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), the global innovator in high-speed autonomy, today announced at CES®2024 the launch of its Next Gen Autonomous Vehicle Platform, the IAC AV-24. This cutting-edge platform represents a significant leap forward in autonomous hardware and software technology, propelling the performance of the world’s fastest autonomous racecars to new heights. The IAC AV-24 platform and related simulation tools will accelerate the development of AI Drivers capable of operating vehicles safely at speeds greater than 190 mph.

The IAC engineering team has collaborated with leading autonomous hardware and software providers to develop this state-of-the-art robotics system.

After three years and more than 7,000 miles of high-speed racing, the IAC and its industry partners have evolved the robot inside the IAC AV-24 to become smarter and more capable, providing the world’s fastest autonomous racecar with increased functionality that will enable AI Drivers to reach new levels of performance. Moreover, the robot is now vehicle chassis agnostic, capable of operating in multiple vehicle platforms, further expanding its versatility.

“More than three years ago the IAC took on the challenge of proving that autonomous vehicles could race head-to-head at high speeds,” said Paul Mitchell, president, Indy Autonomous Challenge. “After setting every autonomous racing speed record with the AV-21, our University Teams AI Drivers have found the limits of that system. Our next generation robot, the IAC AV-24, will unleash the full potential of AI Drivers to push limits that have not been attempted by man or machine with the goal of developing technology that can save lives and offer new high-speed mobility options.”

Looking ahead, the IAC announced its current schedule for 2024, which includes a return to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 6, 2024. IAC will again partner with the Milan Monza Motor Show (MIMO) and return to the Monza F1 Circuit in Italy. Building on the success of bringing six autonomous racecars to MIMO in 2023 for a time trial competition, the IAC will return to the legendary Monza F1 Circuit, the oldest racing circuit in Europe, to push the boundaries of head-to-head autonomous racing in 2024.

For more information, head to the Indy Autonomous Challenge website: https://www.indyautonomouschallenge.com

To read the full release, click here

(Friday, October 26th, 2018)

Autonomous Haulage Systems have had significant uptake in the mining industry, with all major manufacturers offering platforms as autonomous either from the factory or upgrade paths for existing fleets. Communications infrastructure providers have also grown to support these operations, saturating mine sites with a new level of network speed and coverage.

This leads into the other opportunities to improve operations now that sites have been delivered higher performing networks. In response, AVI has designed and developed software defined networking systems that will manage and deliver your site data, allowing you to connect, inspect and configure devices that were difficult to do previously.

Some examples of this include bore water pumps or dewatering applications, where an AVI device such as the AVI 9111 LTE Modem can be connected to these stations and information regarding flow rates can be accessed via your existing network. Or even HUMS (Health and Usage Monitoring Systems) data that exists on generators or fixed plant can now be routed via your LTE or Wi-Fi network in real-time. This huge amount of data can be accessed across site functional groups allowing issues to diagnosed before sending out a technician – or team of them.

Issues often encountered when employing a new fleet of sensor equipment across the vast areas often covered by Australian sites is the ability to transport that data across multiple networks, for example, if you have water pumps in a Wi-Fi area of the mine and some located in the LTE area, a single monitoring application could not handle the network translation changes for both those pumps without assistance. Here AVI is ready to help, our LANpipe technology suite seamlessly directs those data packets (and the application won’t even know it’s happening), reducing network design costs and overheads. Contact our AVI team for more information about how you can leverage your existing network.

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