Driverless race series set for 2016 debut

30 November 2015 A new driverless race series has been announced for 2016, which will see autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) compete using real-time algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). ROBORACE is a joint venture between electric driving series Formula E and investment company Kinetik, which recently acquired UK-based commercial EV manufacturer Charge. The series will form part of the support package for Formula E, taking place on the same circuits over the 2016/2017 season. Ten teams in total will compete, each with two driverless cars. “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,” said Denis Sverdlov, founder of Kinetik. “ROBORACE is a celebration of revolutionary technology and innovation that humanity has…


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