Indiana is leading the charge towards the future – not only in EV, but also Formula E and autonomous technology. By working together with government, academia and industry partners, the state is sending a powerful message to the world: Indiana is where bold ideas become reality.

Indiana’s economy of the future is bright, and the path forward for many industries of the future are being shaped right here and right now in the heart of the Midwest.

Indiana’s reputation as a leader in advanced manufacturing is only growing stronger with the rise of autonomous technology. With the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) as an established force behind automotive innovation and the Indiana Autonomous Challenge (IAC) paving the way for the future of the industry, the state is solidifying its place on the global stage. Indiana Economic Development Corporation Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Small Business David Watkins joined the IAC podcast to discuss the rich motorsports heritage in Indiana and how that has laid the groundwork for cutting-edge advancements in technology.

From the early days of the IMS as a testing ground for automotive innovation to the present day, where companies like Dallara are partnering with IAC to create high-speed autonomous racing cars, Indiana has always been at the forefront of the industry. The IAC’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of autonomous technology is laying the foundation for the next generation of talent to revolutionize the way we think about transportation, developing technology that can save lives and offer new high-speed mobility options. By bringing together leading institutions, researchers and the brightest minds in the field, Indiana is establishing itself as a hub of global innovation.