Marelli will supply all IAC fully autonomous racecars with technologies to ensure vehicle connection, race control, and data analysis, the company said, and will also provide technical support. The announcement precedes the next IAC exhibition, scheduled for June 16-18, at the Monza F1 circuit during the Milan Monza Motor Show (MIMO).
The IAC is a series of competitions among full-scale autonomous racecars, driven by software programmed by engineering and technology university teams from around the world to advance technology for fully autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), event officials said.
Marelli will provide technologies to all competing racecars through one of its advanced connectivity systems, the Smart Antenna LTE. This compact device, installed on the vehicles, ensures communication between autonomous cars and control systems, leveraging the public mobile network provided by a global telecommunications operator, the company said.
Marelli has also developed a race control software for the IAC that will be used for monitoring and managing the races. The system enables supervision of autonomous racecars during competitions, ensuring maximum safety and performance optimization.
Marelli will also provide its WinTAX data analysis system package, offering support for interpreting and processing data collected during the races, and will offer specialized training sessions to university teams for a full understanding of the features and potential of Marelli systems for the IAC.