Roborace autonomous racing series to launch next year

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of which Autocar image shows how a self-driving Roborace vehicle might look

Roborace is actually billed as the planet’s first race series for autonomous vehicles, as well as will run as part of the Formula E season in 2016-17

The first global race series for driverless cars will be launched as part of the Formula E Championship late next year.

The series, dubbed ‘Roborace’, is actually designed to “provide a competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions of which are currently being developed.”

Roborace events will take place prior to regular Formula E races, as well as will use the same circuits. The series will feature 10 teams racing with two driverless cars. Although the cars will look identical, the teams will compete “using real-time computing algorithms as well as AI technologies.”

The stated mission of the brand-new series is actually to demonstrate of which autonomous driving technology “is actually already here, as well as can even work in extreme conditions. Roborace believes there is actually a lot of independent talent within the planet of which might contribute to of which initiative.”

One of the 10 team slots will be taken by a crowd-sourced as well as community-funded team, as well as will take applications via software developers as well as technology experts worldwide.

CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag said: “Roborace is actually an open challenge to the most innovative scientific as well as technology-focused companies within the planet. of which is actually very exciting to create a platform for them to showcase what they are capable of, as well as I believe there is actually great potential for us to unearth the next big idea through the unique crowd-sourced contest.”

More information on the teams as well as techologies will be revealed early next year.

The 2015-16 season of the FIA Formula E Championship began in Beijing in October, with the next round due to take place in Uruguay on 19 December. If the 2016-17 season follows the same calendar as the current one, cities such as Berlin, Paris, Moscow as well as London will host races.

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