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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).


Watch a Roborace's driverless car zooming around a track

Daily Mail - Science & tech

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).


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.