Artificial intelligence meets human ingenuity

What happens when the boss of a trail-blazing global racing series teams up with a tech entrepreneur with $500million burning a hole in his back pocket? Driverless car racing. Obviously. “For me, the motor industry is going in three directions: electric, connected and driverless,” says Formula E chief Alejandro Agag, when we ask him about the future of the sport and the headline-grabbing Roborace initiative. “We are already electric. Fine. We have to be more connected. We’re working on it. And then – driverless. We announced Roborace, which is a great addition to our package. It puts us where the future is going, where the industry is investing billions.” Autonomous vehicle technology and motor racing don’t immediately sound like natural bedfellows. Top level motorsport generally tries to outlaw any really…


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