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Formula E Roborace – The First Driverless Electric Race Car Does A Full-Speed Race Lap At 124mph

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Formula E Roborace – The First Driverless Electric Race Car Does A Full-Speed Race Lap At 124mph

Roborace have gotten a step closer to their goal of a self driving car racing championship with their driverless Formula E Roborace electric race car. The company are working their way towards creating an autonomous ePrix motorsport and recently released a video showing a self driving car completing a full-speed lap of their Formula-E track in Berlin, Germany. The Formula E Roborace with its NVIDIA-powered brain should be able to achieve a top speed of around 199 miles per hour once development is finished.

The Formula E Roborace championship was first announced back in 2015 and since then has been working towards creating the necessary autonomous vehicles. While it hasn’t yet got the point of having its first proper race event, the video above marks an important milestone and shows that progress is being made. In May 2017 in Paris Robocar made history when it completed a lap of the Formula E Paris ePrix all on its own

The electric self driving car in the video above is called DevBot and was tested at various speeds as it completed the laps. The highest speed it achieved was 124mph (the highest Formula-E speed achieved has been 140mph) and that’s with no human driver in the vehicle. Previous demos have seen crashes on the same track at similar speeds, so a lot has been achieved since then.

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