Indy Autonomous Challenge

Our Indy Autonomous team is a collective of four universities - University of Hawaii, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley & Carnegie Mellon University. The race takes place all over the world with 9 international teams participating.
The team finished in 2nd place in November 22’ and in 3rd place in January 23’ at the Las Vegas Motor speedway

Team Lead

Gary Passon

The  AI Racing Tech  team lead is Gary Passon.

He brings not only significant technical and engineering background to the team but years of experience in racing having come up from go-kart through amateur road racing to professional road racing to professional oval racing. After college and his racing career he went on to help start, build, and run high-tech companies in Silicon Valley and Southern California before retiring to Maui.

Since returning to Maui he has been active in supporting local schools and their STEM programs as well as more recently helped establish theclass and helping to get the AI Racing Tech Team program underway. He is also the founder of the Maui Robotic Vehicle Association.

University Leads

John Dolan

Allen Yang

Jack Silberman


Zhuoyuan Song

Elisabeth Dubuit

Mark Hoffman

Robert Webber

Wade Koglin

Team Roster

Carl Gan

Vineet Tambe

Sid Gangadhar

Yunhao "Cookie" Cao

Xuishi Shen

Junjie Chen

Franco Huang

Jazzy Rao

Christian Falcon

Zhihao "Cake" Deng

Dvij Kalaria

Dominic Nightingale

Jose Olivas

Jad Yahya

Tianlun Zhang

Aman Saraf

C.K. Wolfe

Haoru Xue

Siddharth Saha

Past Members

Alexander Stone

Lillian Marie Shibata

Kevin Kurashewich

Daryll Suyat

Chris Battista

Max Wiemer