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World's first DRIVERLESS race car Roborace hits the track

Daily Mail - Science & tech

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).


Roborace reveals the world's first DRIVERLESS racing car

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The world of car racing is set to get a futuristic update with the unveiling of the world's first driverless electric race car. Roborace revealed the stunning vehicle, dubbed'Robocar' today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Two of the Robocars will go head to head in a race later this year, setting up the potential for a race series dedicated to driverless cars. Roborace revealed the stunning vehicle, dubbed'Robocar' today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona The Robocar weighs 975 kilograms, and measures 4.8 metres long and two metres wide. Four motors, each with 300kW and a 540kW battery allow the car to reach dizzy speeds of over 320kph (200mph).


These 200 Mile-Per-Hour Race Cars Are Driven By Computers

TIME - Tech

Roborace, the driverless car championship that has been under development for more than a year, unveiled its vision for the future on stage Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For the startup, that future is an electric race car that can reach a top speed of 199 miles per hour that's driven by software, not humans. The car was revealed by Roborace CEO Denis Sverdlov and the company's chief design officer Daniel Simon during a keynote address on the evolution of autonomous vehicles. Simon, who designed the car, is an automotive futurist responsible for creating vehicles for movies, including the cycles in Tron: Legacy. "Roborace opens a new dimension where motorsport as we know it meets the unstoppable rise of artificial intelligence," Simon said Monday.


Self driving robot race car set to take on Goodwood Festival of Speed's notorious hill climb

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A self driving robotic racing car is set to take on the world's best human drivers at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Roborace car, which is powered by four 135kW electric motors and uses an artificial intelligence driver, will drive up the event's 1.16-mile hillclimb course, famed for its tight turns, hay bales, flint walls and forests. It has previously raced city circuits around the world as part of the Formula E race series. The Roborace car, which is powered by four 135kW electric motors and uses an artificial intelligence driver, will drive up the event's 1.16-mile hillclimb course, the first time an autonomous vehicle has been allowed to compete'We are excited that the Duke of Richmond [FoS founder] has invited us to make history at Goodwood as we attempt the first ever fully - and truly - autonomous uphill climb using only artificial intelligence,' said Lucas di Grassi, Roborace CEO. The automated driving system the Roborace car will use at Goodwood has been developed by automotive technology company Arrival.


Roborace showed off its electric, self-driving race car in the middle of Times Square

Mashable

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.