Friday, October 14, 2016

Roborace shows how hard it is to make a self-driving racing series

About a year ago, the creator of the YotaPhone made a curious announcement: he was starting a new racing series comprised only of self-driving cars. The series, called Roborace, would act as an opening act for Formula E — the all-electric racing series started in 2014. The fantastic looking Roborace cars, which were showed off earlier this year, would race each other on the same street circuits that Formula E competes on. The only proof that any of this was happening, though, showed up in the form of a couple test runs across the last few months.

Today, the series released the first episode in what will be an ongoing documentary series that offers a behind the scenes look at the work going into making Roborace a reality. It’s the first...

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