By: KDKA-TV News Staff
INDIANAPOLIS (KDKA) - Pittsburgh has become a hub for autonomous vehicle research in the past few years and now a team at Pitt is taking the next step.
The team has a self-driving Indy Car that will be competing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next weekend.
That car is one of nine finalists competing for $1 million.
It's also the only team with a woman and student leading it - Team Captain Nayana Suvarna.
"I think that overall it's been a really great experience to have an opportunity like this because I know that a lot of women aren't afforded the same opportunities in terms of getting to a leadership position at this level," she said. "It's been a really great experience. and I have a really supportive team who helps me every step of the way."
Here's the other thing about Suvarna - she doesn't have her driver's license yet but in autonomous racing, you don't need one.
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