Auto racing follows the trends of the auto industry, for better or worse, and that includes self-driving tech. But the world’s first major self-driving racing series won’t go full computer right away—its inaugural 2019 season will have humans behind the wheel, tag teaming races with the artificial intelligence in the…
The car from Roborace, an upcoming autonomous, electric series, successfully ran the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb without ramming nearby objects. The same cannot be said for the autonomous 1965 Ford Mustang that attempted Goodwood, perhaps scientifically proving that Mustangs will be Mustangs.
With an incredibly bumpy Rome Formula E street circuit laid out in front of him, pro-drifter Ryan Tuerck takes the Roborace ‘DevBot’ racing car, essentially a closed cockpit prototype with an electric motor at each of the four wheels and a combined 550 horsepower, out to set a lap representative of the human ability.…
The people behind Roborace, as the name suggests, plan for it to be the world’s first driverless, electric racing series. They brought on a Tron designer to create a futuristic dog bone of a car, they’ve tested autonomous prototypes countless times and they’re expecting to get racing underway in the next few years.
Autonomous car racing is real and happening soon. From a technological standpoint it’s all quite impressive, but there’s one big problem: it sounds boring as all shit to watch. How do you make autonomous racing interesting? The answer is pretty clear: they need to blow each other up.
Autonomous racing series Roborace finally showed off its first racing car—the appropriately named Robocar—at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We’ve seen the design in renders before, but they finally built a working car to behold. It’s looks a bit sharper all around than the renders and—dare I say it—much…
For a lot of people, riding in a car that has even partial control over its actions is difficult enough in slow traffic—just ask the 70-year-old lady who thoroughly freaked out while using Tesla’s Autopilot. But letting a race car take full control? That’s a whole new level of “No, thanks.”
The team behind Roborace, the planned support series for the FIA Formula E Championship that’ll race electric self-driving cars, scheduled its car’s debut for Formula E’s season opener in Hong Kong last weekend. But the car didn’t make it to the track, and the team documented all of its struggles on video.
Lest we mistake them for vaporware, autonomous racing series Roborace has a “DevBot” that looks suspiciously like a real car. It has a standardized safety cell for a driver and all. Only that cell isn’t there for what is likely that most terrifying joyride on the planet—it’s for testing and development.
You’ve probably seen the driverless race car that’s set to compete in a new series called “Roborace.” Come later this year, teams will do battle on city streets and purpose-built racetracks in what is being dubbed the “battle of algorithms.” The consensus among race fans remains that this is an awful idea. But I’m not…
Roborace, the new autonomous racing series set to run alongside Formula E, has just released the final design for its unbelievably cool race car designed by the guy who created the Tron: Legacy Light Cycle, and it’s both a beautiful design achievement and an engineering breakthrough.
Roborace, the new autonomous racing series that will run alongside Formula E, will surely be a masterful technical exercise that showcases the bleeding edge of modern artificial intelligence technology. Will it be any fun to watch? Given that most of what I love about racing involves a human element, I’m not sold yet.
Roborace, the autonomous racing series that will run alongside Formula E, hired Tron: Legacy lightcycle designer Daniel Simon to create its four-wheeled racers for competition. The Verge reports that these wild dog-bone-shaped creations are packed full of sensors to keep them from Maldonado-ing into each other.
If you ever had worries about a future that features autonomous cars taking away the appeal of car races, never fear—the ROBORACE is here. No, seriously. This is a real thing.