Artificial intelligence is getting big these days, they are set to takeovers our road, and now the race tracks. Formula E, the electric car equivalent to the Formula One racing series, has released the first concept images of the car for its new Roborace driverless racing series. This new racing series category for autonomous vehicles will join the Formula E bill for the third season in 2016 and 2017.
In the Roborace racing series, Ten teams, each with two driverless vehicles, will compete in a one-hour race. All teams competing in the series will have identical cars but they will be able to modify the software or build their own real-time computing algorithms and artificial intelligence technologies. In addition, Roborace will also allow one crowd-sourced team to enter in the new series.
Here, the vehicle movement around the race track will be completely autonomous via computing algorithms and AI technologies developed by engineers.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E series, said that eRobocare is an open challenge to the most innovative scientific and technology-focused companies in the world.
To speed up development, Roborace has appointed former Bugatti designer Daniel Simon. Best known for his work designing futuristic car concepts for Hollywood movies.
“We’re living in a time where the once separated worlds of the automobile and artificial intelligence collide with unstoppable force,” said Simon said in a statement, via the Autosport.
“It’s fantastic to be part of this journey; it triggers all my big passions – motor racing, design and advanced technologies,” added by Simon, via the Autosport.
“Its gaming, motorsport, technology and entertainment all rolled into one. I passionately believe that the future of cars is about software; driverless, electric and connected and Roborace will help to make that a reality,” Denis Sverdlov, Roborace CEO said in a statement, via the Motorsport.com.
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