Autonomous racing series Roborace, launched just a few months ago, presented its development prototype, the “DevBot”.
The black prototype still has a seat for a driver, if one would like to compare human vs. computer driving, but the ultimate Robocar will be bereft of humanity, a computer on wheels.
It could be an interesting experiment, and we are eager to see the final racing version Robocar. In total, 20 of these will race their own series alongside Formula E.
"Roborace unveils “DevBot” — an intelligent, robotic, driverless, electric development car.
The primary purpose of the DevBot is to allow teams to develop their software and experience the hardware that will be used on the “Robocar”.
Unlike the Robocar the DevBot has a cabin that can be driven by a human or a computer allowing teams to fully understand how the car thinks and feels on a racetrack alongside the comprehensive real-time data.
The DevBot is equipped with the same drivetrain, sensors, computation systems and communication technology as the Robocar designed by Daniel Simon which will be revealed later this year in 2016."
DevBot in action