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 the state of the art in autonomy.
THE VISION that
keeps us reviving
We’re convening talent, teams and technologies to transform the future of mobility through extreme sports. We’re building the economy of tomorrow through advanced technology R&D.
THE MISSION we are driven by
Future of Transport
We push the boundaries at A2RL, stress-testing autonomous vehicles on the racetrack for safety on our roads.
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.
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.
THE RACE, PRIZE
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, featuring a substantial prize pool of up to USD $ 2.25 million, will showcase the impressive Dallara-built Super Formula cars. Japan Racing Promotion (JRP) has enabled the use of SF23 models for our autonomous race, currently the fastest in the world after Formula 1 cars.
Teams from universities worldwide are invited to participate, and both public and private research institutes are encouraged to join this pioneering journey.
1stup to USD 1.5 million
2ndup to USD 500,000
3rdup to USD 250,000
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.
- Super Formula Dallara SF23
- Custom-built AUTONOMOUS STACK
- DRIVE-BY-WIRE throttle control
- Advanced Braking Capabilities
- Pushrod with torsion bar
- Manufactured from bio-composite materials
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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.
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.
Japan Race Promotion is an organization that promotes motorsports in Japan. It has been a leading force in the promotion of motorsports in the country for more than three decades. The organization is known for organizing some of the most exciting and challenging motorsport events in Japan, including the Super Formula championship, Japan's top-level single-seater racing series.
JRP will enable ASPIRE to leverage one of the world’s most advanced racing cars in order to push the limits and high speeds of autonomous driving by providing the Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League with exclusive access to the Dallara Super Formula car. Key members of JRP will also share their significant expertise in race management accumulated for over 50 years since 1973.
For over 40 years, Dallara has been designing and manufacturing some of the safest and fastest racing and road cars in the world.
The Italian company is one of the most well-known race car manufacturers in the world, currently present in numerous racing championships from top-class Formula One and IndyCar Series to many other international and national motorsport competitions.
Set to take place at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the autonomous car race will be the first in a series of autonomous vehicle races. The Yas Marina Circuit is also the permanent venue for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is situated on Yas Island, near Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Yas Marina Circuit is the UAE's most epic motorsports venue and host of the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Adrenaline runs high around the 5.281-kilometre-long track, with super-fast straights, and a swooping 16 corners that wind their way around the beautiful Yas Marina.