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Formula E and Kinetik just announced to launch a global race series for driverless electric cars.

The new championship called ‘ROBORACE,’ will use the platform for the autonomous driving cars that are now being developed by many large industrial automotive industries.



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ROBORACE is aimed to take place prior to each Formula E race, using the same circuits in major cities across the world.

Ten teams, each with two driverless cars, will compete in one-hour races over the full championship season. All the teams will have the same cars however will compete using real-time computing algorithms and AI technologies.

Denis Sverdlov, Founder of Kinetik and ROBORACE, said:



“We passionately believe that, in the future, all of the world’s vehicles will be assisted by AI and powered by electricity, thus improving the environment and road safety. ROBORACE is a celebration of revolutionary technology and innovation that humanity has achieved in that area so far. It’s a global platform to show that robotic technologies and AI can co-exist with us in real life. Thus, anyone who is at the edge of this transformation now has a platform to show the advantages of their driverless solutions and this shall push the development of the technology.”

ROBORACE

via theverge

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