But while both firms will be hoping to take the'car of the future' title, that seemingly belongs to this beast of a vehicle from Roborace. Called Robocar, the racer was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, by Denis Sverdlov, CEO of Roborace and Charge, and Daniel Simon, the car's designer. Sverdlov emphasised that the development of autonomous racing vehicles was a way to create "an emotional connection to driverless cars and bring humans and robots closer together to define our future." Robocar was developed in a little under a year but has an array of impressive technological features that take advantage of the Nvidia's Drive PX2 brain - the open AI car computing platform capable of 24 trillion AI operations per second. The car is powered by five LiDAR sensors; 18 ultrasonic sensors; six AI cameras and GNSS positioning, and it reaches speeds of 199mph (320kph).
The Argentinian summer Sun beat down on the Buenos Aires city circuit as the cars approached the penultimate turn. It was February 18, 2017, the Saturday of Formula E's South American weekend, and two cars jostled for first place. The second car, though, was being too aggressive. Nearing the corner's apex, the vehicle misjudged its position and speed. The vehicle slammed into the blue safety walls surrounding the track. As the wreckage crumpled to a stop, a detached wheel rolled freely across the hot asphalt.
Roborace, the firm hoping to kick-start the future of driverless racing, has released incredible footage taken inside one of its self-driving vehicles while in action. The cockpit footage was taken during the first full-speed, self-driven lap of the Formula E track in Berlin earlier this month. The car is seen hitting speeds of 124mph (200 km/h), and avoids colliding with the track walls. The Robocar weighs almost 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lbs), and measures 4.8 metres long (15.7 ft) and two metres wide (6.5 ft). Four motors, each with 300kW of power and a 540kW battery, allow the car to reach dizzying speeds of over 320kph (200mph).
The robotic racing series Roborace is still somewhat of a pipe dream that aims to become the "world's first self-driving racing series." On Friday, we got our first in-person look at the 200-mph vehicle that will eventually race itself around the track: the Robocar. The sleek, brightly colored racer was plopped down in New York City's Times Square, attracting the attention of NYC locals and tourists who just didn't know what to make of the thing. Its creators believe those questions will soon be answered, adding to the larger conversation about autonomous driving development. The race car, which doesn't need a human driver, will continue its U.S. debut at Formula E's New York City ePrix event this weekend.
Roborace, the firm hoping to kick-start the future of driverless racing, has demonstrated its electric, 200-mile-per-hour (320km/h) self-driving car on a public track for the first time. The futuristic vehicle completed a lap of the Paris ePrix circuit ahead of the city's 2017 Formula E race, which took place on Saturday. The demonstration saw the car complete 14 turns of the almost 2 kilometre (1.2 mile) track while driven entirely by AI and sensors. The Robocar weighs almost 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lbs), and measures 4.8 metres long (15.7 ft) and two metres wide (6.5 ft). Four motors, each with 300kW of power and a 540kW battery, allow the car to reach dizzying speeds of over 320kph (200mph).