Roborace: This car just cut 12 racing laps without a driver

If your a racing car driver planing on multi-decade career, it may be time reconsider your choice of employment. Less than a year since the announcement of Roborace, its...

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If your a racing car driver planing on multi-decade career, it may be time reconsider your choice of employment. Less than a year since the announcement of Roborace, its been demonstrated that technology can indeed drive a race car around a track at speed, without a driver behind the wheel.

At a recent round of the Formula E championship, and with the world watching, the Roborace crew brought DevBot 1. This car is an early prototype of what will become a brand new category where the celebrities are the software programmers.

This is the first time in the world that a race car has driven itself around a race circuit without the assistance of a driver. During a quick test lap the day before, there was a human in the seat, simply there in case of emergency. However in the full test, the time to prove the point had arrived and the car was completely driverless, nobody in the seat.

Now that its technically possible, the question quickly becomes, could a driverless car actually outperform and beat a human driver around the circuit.

Watch as the Roborace team make autonomous electric history.

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