Constructor University racing team enters AI-powered Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL)

Under the unified banner of innovation, Constructor Technology and Constructor University set to compete with one of the world’s best autonomous racing teams.


Bremen, Germany - March 22, 2024 – Constructor University racing team enters the Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL) with first race taking place 27th April. Previously Constructor Autonomous participated and won the Roborace Racing Series and is now making an entry in the Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL) on 27th April at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit.


This initiative highlights Constructor’s commitment to becoming a leader in autonomous racing, where their state-of-the-art AI model will go head-to-head against the top models in the world in one of the most prestigious autonomous racing events.


Organised by ASPIRE the business development and program management arm of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), the A2RL Championship is a global platform for the advancement of autonomous vehicle technology. It brings together the brightest minds to push the boundaries of what's possible in AI-driven mobility, and to make autonomous racing even more entertaining than live racing. Constructor’s involvement underlines its commitment to pioneering research and real-world applications.


All competing vehicles will race each other head-to-head on the racetrackUnlike other championships where the autonomous vehicles navigate the circuit one at a time, this one is a true test of the . These Super Formula cars of each competing team are all exactly the same - Dallara SF23 and are all equipped with the same sensor stack. The challenge for every competitor is to develop and fine-tune racing software that excels in control, path planning, and obstacle avoidance.


Quotes from the Field


Ilya Shimchik, Team Principal at Constructor stated, "This championship is the perfect arena to demonstrate our AI's capabilities. We are here not only to compete — we are racing to innovate and enhance the safety and proficiency of autonomous driving technology."


Dr. Stanislav Protasov, President / Chairman of the Executive Board of Constructor University, shared, "Our collaboration with Constructor Technology in this championship is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in education and research. It provides our students and faculty with new opportunities to engage with cutting-edge AI technologies that will shape the future."


Stephane Timpano, CEO of ASPIRE expressed, "We are thrilled to have Constructor, a powerhouse in the world of autonomous racing, join this year's championship. Their experience and expertise elevate the competition and underscore the significance of AI in advancing vehicle autonomy."



About Constructor

Constructor is an all-in-one platform for education and research. With machine intelligence and data science expertise, Constructor is built to cater to the needs of schools, higher education, corporate training, alternative credentials, and professional sports, offering solutions for teaching and administration, learning, and research. From infrastructure to applications, Constructor elevates learning experiences, empowers educators, and drives research breakthroughs. Constructor Platform for Sport helps sports teams improve performance and efficiency using the latest research and cutting-edge technologies. Learn more at


About Constructor University

Founded in 2001, Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-language, private university, with a campus in Bremen, Germany. With its interdisciplinary approach, advanced digital learning tools and accredited programs, it equips students with fundamental knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills to build their professional career and address the world’s most pressing challenges.


The University emphasizes a synergetic and entrepreneurial spirit, offering program mentoring from top-tier professors and industry experts. Partner collaborations include the Constructor Institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Carnegie Mellon, the National University of Singapore, the University of Geneva, and industry references such as JetBrains and ChemDiv.


Internationality and diversity lie at the heart of Constructor University, with more than 110 nations at its vibrant and close-knit campus community in Bremen. There, students enjoy active campus life, with access to clubs, professional networks and academic counselling, essential to their personal and academic growth.


Research-centric faculty projects at the University are funded by the German Research Foundation, the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, and globally leading companies.


The greater Constructor Knowledge ecosystem includes Constructor University in Bremen, Germany, and Constructor Institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. It is a provider of education services with education tools, worldwide traditional and online educational services, as well as advisory and strategic services to education customers in the fields of student recruitment, communications, and marketing support.


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About A2RL

The Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL) is a pioneering new motorsport that combines the push for artificial intelligence (AI) innovation with intense on-track action. Each year, engineers, programmers, and scientists will come together to develop leading-edge driving AI, ready to compete in a series of challenges and claim their stake in a multi-million-dollar prize pool.


Organized by ASPIRE, the business development and program management arm of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology and Research Council, A2RL aims to accelerate the global development of autonomous systems and technologies. It is also intended to help make Abu Dhabi a global R&D hub for autonomous vehicle technology while also inspiring the next generation of STEM talent.


The first-ever competition will be held at world-renowned Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 27 April 2024. For more information, visit