Roborace, the world’s first driverless electric racing competition, will be featured at next month’s Autosport International show.
Visitors will have an opportunity to get close to Roborace’s autonomous ‘Robocar’ from Jan. 12-14.
“It’s a pleasure to bring Robocar to the Autosport Stage,” said Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi. “Roborace is the first and only competition series in the world for autonomous driver technologies and is therefore an important part of the motorsport world.
“Autosport International gives us the opportunity to meet visitors and introduce them to the incredible possibilities of autonomous technology and the very real application it will have to their own road cars in the coming years.”
Designed by the automotive futurist who designed the vehicles in Hollywood movies such as “Tron” and “Oblivion,” Roborace’s autonomous ‘Robocar’ is designed to show clearly that there is no human driver in the vehicle.
Weighing just over 1000kg, it boasts four 300kW motors – one at each wheel to allow torque vectoring, making the car capable of speeds of more than 200 mph.
Roborace will complement existing racing that uses human drivers, such as Formula E and provide an environment to develop AI technology for road vehicles at a faster rate than they can be developed on regular roads.
Autosport International Show Director Kate Woodley added: “Roborace’s 200 mph Robocar has turned heads from the second they launched the project and it will be very exciting for everyone visiting the show to see what is surely the pinnacle of AI driving capability.
“We love racing in all its forms and Roborace is a great example of how to push the limits of this new autonomous technology and make it relevant to the track and to the road.”