Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League in UAE | A2RL
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TUM emerges victorious at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League.

TUM emerges victorious at ASPIRE's inaugural Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL), securing a dramatic last-lap overtake. Over 10,000 spectators and 600,000 online viewers witnessed history as eight AI-powered cars battled for a $2.25M prize pot. The success of A2RL's maiden event sets the stage for accelerated adoption and development of autonomous technology.
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Autonomous Vehicles

What is A2RL?

The world’s leading extreme autonomous racing series.

A2RL is an all-new extreme racing series that is pushing the envelope of autonomous technology. Conceived by ASPIRE and brought together by the tireless efforts of engineers, scientists, and programmers, it is a STEM-fueled race and global autonomous showcase.

Each year, teams from educational and technological institutions from around the world compete to develop the fastest, most capable racing AI. The reward? A stake in a multi-million-dollar prize pool. For the 2024 season, $2.25 million is up for grabs.

The series aims to accelerate the development of advanced autonomous systems while inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders. A2RL is also playing a role in making Abu Dhabi a world-leading city for autonomous technology development and deployment.

ASPIRE is part of the UAE’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC)

Autonomous car racing is a rapidly advancing field that combines cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), fast mobility stacks, innovative sensor technologies and edge computing to create high-performance vehicles that can perceive their surroundings, make decisions, and race competitively without human intervention.

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous racing is not only a new sport, but it is a platform for research and development in the field of autonomous vehicle technology.
By competing in these events, researchers and engineers can test and refine their algorithms and systems in situations otherwise impossible to reproduce, helping to advance autonomy.

keeps us revving

We’re convening talent, teams and technologies to transform the future of mobility through extreme sports, while building the economy of tomorrow.

THE MISSION we are driven by

Pioneering the
Future of Transport

We push the boundaries at A2RL, stress-testing autonomous vehicles on the racetrack for safety on our roads.

Inspiring NextGen
STEM Talent

Our programming is driven by talented teams - the workforce of the future. Join us in embracing curiosity, reimagining possibilities, reinventing ideas, and re-engineering a brighter tomorrow.

Accelerating Abu Dhabi’s Knowledge Economy

A2RL propels Abu Dhabi into the future, serving as a dynamic R&D hub. We offer an immersive experience into the world of AI, leapfrogging progress and driving the knowledge economy forward.

Creating Impact
Beyond the Tracks

Autonomy is just the beginning of advanced tech exploration. Through research and development, we venture into uncharted territories, with applications spanning across diverse sectors. Join us on this journey to shape the future.


Taking place at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this event marks the beginning of a series of autonomous vehicle races. The A2RL car race, will showcase the impressive Dallara-built Super Formula cars. Japan Racing Promotion (JRP) has enabled to use of SF23 models for our autonomous race, currently the fastest open-wheel race car in the world after Formula One.

The A2RL car race will showcase the impressive Dallara-built Super Formula Cars.
Prize Money – up to USD 2.25 million
  • 1st
    up to USD 1.5 million
  • 2nd
    up to USD 500,000
  • 3rd
    up to USD 250,000
Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi


With exclusive access to Dallara Super Formula car, Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League will be using one of the world's most advanced racing cars that will enable us to push the limits and high speeds of autonomous driving.
The Car


Dallara’s EAV24
  • Chassis is designed to accommodate the autonomous stack (sensors, actuators, computers, etc.)
  • Manufactured from sustainable bio-composite materials


4 Piston Racing K20C1 (based on Honda 2.0l)
  • 4 cylinder, inline
  • Direct injection
  • Turbocharged with intercooler


  • 3MO, 6 speed


  • Front: pushrod type, torsion bar spring, adjustable dampers, third element
  • Rear: pushrod type, torsion bar, coil springs, adjustable dampers, third element


  • Front: Brembo calipers, Brembo carbon discs, electro-hydraulically activated
  • Rear: Brembo calipers, Brembo carbon discs, electro-hydraulically activated


Yokohama Advan


  • Cameras: Sony IMX728, 7 per car, 360° coverage
  • Radars: ZF ProWave, 4 per car
  • Lidars: Seyond Falcon Kinetic FK1, 3 per car
  • Computer (high level): Neousys RGS-8805GC

A2RL 2024


30 MAY 2023
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Autonoumous Car racing Competition

Meet Our Experts

With decades of combined experience, our judges bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every race. From vehicle engineering and design to driving technique and safety, our panel evaluates every aspect of a race to ensure the fairest, most accurate results possible.
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Judge 3

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Ready to put your skills to the test? Register for our next race and see how you measure up against the best in the business. With our expert judge panel and world-class facilities, there's never been a better time to join the action.

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Autonomous Vehicles Virtual Reality (VR)

VR Experience

The Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League is revolutionizing the sports viewing experience with the incorporation of state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) technology during its inaugural race on the 27th of April, 2024.

The ‘A2RL VR’ experience goes far beyond simply replicating a trackside view. Utilizing high-resolution, low-latency immersive video technology, the VR experience will transport spectators into the heart of the action – like never before. The experience allows the projection of a living 3D representation of the Yas Marina Circuit directly into viewers' environments. This innovative technology enables fans to place the track anywhere in their environment, automatically synchronizing with live broadcasts to provide real-time virtual updates alongside the race.


If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us via this email address. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.