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Roborace

The Roborace is a fully-electric racing series, where every car is being driven by an artificial intelligence (AI). It is the first time that such a project is being tried to be implemented as a support for a global racing series.

The full grid will feature ten teams with each two cars. All cars will be equal. The teams will not have to implement the whole AI on their own, but they will be given a base for further development. There’s a reason why Denis Sverdlov, CEO of the Roborace, called this the “global championship of intelligence”.

Denis Sverdlov

Denis Sverdlov, CEO

Devbot

The so-called DevBot is the development car for the Roborace engineers. It is a rebuild Ginetta-LMP3 car and has a cabin for one driver, who is not required to run the car, but could help to get the car around the track, if any problems occur. And even if does not look like, the car already uses the final battery system, electric engines and electronics.

The DevBot is being used since the very beginning of the Roborace testing phase in 2016. Initially running on fenced off practice tracks, it finally made it’s way to the Formula E circuits. In Buenos Aires the team became the first ever to let two autonomous cars race against each other.

Roborace DevBot

Robocar

The actual Robocar was revealed on February 27th, 2017 in Barcelona. It was designed by Daniel Simon, who already created vehicles for movies like Tron Legacy. The car is predominantly made of carbon fibre. Michelin was already announced as the serie’s official tyre supplier.

Specifications

  • Weight: 975 kg
  • Length: 4.8 m
  • Width: 2m
  • Four 300 kW electric engines by Charge
  • Battery: 540 kW capacity
  • Maximum speed: over 320 kph
  • Computing unit: NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2

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