F1TENTH is an international community of researchers, engineers, and autonomous systems enthusiasts. It was originally founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 but has since spread to many other institutions worldwide. Our mission is to foster interest, excitement, and critical thinking about the increasingly ubiquitous field of autonomous systems. We fulfill this mission with four pillars:

1. Build - We designed and maintain the F1TENTH Autonomous Vehicle System, a powerful and versatile open-source platform for autonomous systems research and education.

2. Learn - We create courses that teach the foundations of autonomy but also emphasize the analytical skills to recognize and reason about situations with moral content in the design of autonomous.

3. Race - We bring our international community together by holding a number of autonomous race car competitions each year where teams from all around the world gather to compete.

4. Research - Our platform is powerful and versatile enough to be used for a variety of research that includes and is not limited to autonomous racing, reinforcement learning, robotics, communication systems, and much more.



Meet the Team

Billy Zheng

Johannes Betz

Jayanth Bhargav

Dr. Rahul Mangharam

Xinlong Zheng

Xiaozhou Zhang

Wesley Yee

Multi Vehicle Coordination for High-Speed Maneuvers

Lejun Jiang

Multi Vehicle Coordination for High-Speed Maneuvers

Ravi Konkimalla

Vision Based Navigation (Visual Slam)

Tom Jose

Vision Based Navigation (Visual Slam)

Malavika Manoj

Vision-based Navigation 1

Junfan Pan

Vision-based Navigation 1

Karel Smejkal

Object Detection

Roshan Benefo

Object Detection

Raymond Bjorkman

Overtaking and Improvisation

David DePauw

Overtaking and Improvisation

Tuan Nguyen

The F1Tenth Model Predictive Control Racing Stack

Nagarakshith Makam Sreenivasulu

The F1Tenth Model Predictive Control Racing Stack

Venkat Varun Velpula

The F1Tenth Model Predictive Control Racing Stack

Zhihao Ruan

F1Tenth CAD2CAV AutoMapper

Saurabh Kumthekar

F1Tenth CAD2CAV AutoMapper

Chris Kennedy

F1Tenth Virtual Frontend

Brandon McBride

Superoptimization Toolchain

Dayong Tong

F1Tenth Hardware 2.0 - 1000 F1Tenth race cars designed for manufacture

Joe Auckley

Planning & Controls Software Engineer, Zoox

Matthew Brady

HDE II Mechanical, Amazon Robotics

Jack Harkins

System Software Engineer, NVIDIA

Paril Jain

Senior Autopilot Software Engineer, Tesla

Christopher Kao

Software Engineer, WePay

Paritosh Kelkar

Autonomous Vehicle Research Engineer, Honda R&D

Thejas Kesari

Embedded Software Engineer, Rivian

Matthew Lebermann

Research Intern, University of Pennsylvania

Jalaj Maheshwari

Research Engineer, Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Nischal K N

Senior Autonomous Vehicle Software Engineer, NVIDIA

Trevor Pennypacker

Cofounder, Paladin Drones

Manas Shukla

Machine Learning Engineer, Universal Logic

Siddharth Singh

Software Engineer, Amazon

Kuk Jang

PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

Kaiying Guo

Software Enginner Intern, Facebook

Susan Xie

Tools Intern, Hi-Rez Studios

Nitesh Singh

Senior Embedded Software Engineer, Rivian

Varundev Sukhil

Product Engineer, Scanoptix

Dhruv Karthik

Software Enginner, Apple

Yash Pant

Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

Kim Luong

Education, University of Pennsylvania

Diana Hoang

Recruiting Support Staff, Oracle

Yuwei Wang

Applied Scientist, Amazon

Baihong Zeng

Vehicle Enginner, Nissan

Yash Trikannad

Software Enginner, Motional

Zirui Zang

Imaging Science, PerkinElmer

Saumya Shah

Autonomy Enginner, Skydio

Arnav Dhamija

Software Engineer, Jugaad Lab

Peter Werner

Robotics, Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control

Matthew O'Kelly

Mechanical & Embedded Systems Enginner, Priority Designs

Dr. Madhur Behl

Dr. Venkat Krovi

Dr. Houssam Abbas

Mike Coraluzzi

Dr. Rahul Mangharam

Dr. Marko Bertogna

Dr. Paolo Burgio

Francesco Gatti

Johannes Betz

Jayanth Bhargav

Xinlong Zheng

Xiaozhou Zhang

Yuwei Wang

Baihong Zeng

Yash Trikannad

Zirui Zang

Matthew O'Kelly

Billy Zheng

Kim Luong

Dhruv Karthik

Varundev Sukhil

Yuwei Wang

Diana Hoang

Nitesh Singh

Dr. Madhur Behl

Dr. Venkat Krovi

Dr. Houssam Abbas

Mike Coraluzzi

Dr. Rahul Mangharam

Dr. Marko Bertogna

Dr. Paolo Burgio

Francesco Gatti

Joe Auckley

Matthew Brady

Jack Harkins

Paril Jain

Christopher Kao

Paritosh Kelkar

Thejas Kesari

Matthew Lebermann

Jalaj Maheshwari

Nischal K N

Trevor Pennypacker

Manas Shukla

Siddharth Singh

Kuk Jin

Kaiying Guo

Susan Xie

Yash Pant

Website Map

Build contains all the information to get started with an F1TENTH vehicle.
Learn teaches the fundamentals of an autonomous vehicle system.
Race has details regarding upcoming as well as past races.
Research gives a glimpse of the different research areas that use F1TENTH.
Crew comprises of the core group of people who maintain all of the content on this website. Scroll down to see what F1TENTH alumni are up to now.
Partners is a list of the institutions that participate in F1TENTH.

For more information on how to join the F1TENTH community, email us.