Roborace

January 29, 2016

 

The organiser of Formula E, an electric car race similar to #Formula 1 but for electric vehicles, has announced it will introduce a driverless #championship from next year.

 

The #Roborace "will provide a competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions being developed; it is a celebration of revolutionary technology and innovation that humanity has achieved in that area so far."

 

Formula E has been operating for two years, and for many fans it is what Formula 1 should be - futuristic, clean and interactive! The use of #revolutionary and continuously improved electric engines, and a boost decided by fans which the favourite driver can greatly benefit from during the race have been causing a welcome impact on the popularity of a type of competition that since the mid '90s has been losing public.

 

According to Denis Sverdlov, founder of Kinetik and a partner in the Roborace competition,"In the future, all of the world's vehicles will be assisted by AI and powered by electricity, thus improving the environment and road safety", and it seems that racing will be once again the proving ground for many future everyday car technologies.

 

Will this be the final step towards a human vs. robot racing #competition?

 

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