Nvidia to Supply Robocar Brains for Roborace Formula E Series

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

When the original developer's kit was released a year ago, Michael Houston, the technical lead for the project, told IEEE Spectrum that the system could accommodate knowledge gleaned from deep learning, a method that uses reiterative analysis to discover patterns in masses of data. "Deep learning has different applications," he said. However, in a test drive he conducted last year, Spectrum's Lawrence Ulrich was able to beat Audi's robotic RS7 racecar on a racetrack near Barcelona, in southern Spain. Heaven smiled on him: Ulrich beat the robot car by 4 seconds.