Roborace Tests Top Speed Of Autonomous Electric Race Car: Video

DEC 29 2018 BY MARK KANE 4

Robocar does quite well on the straights…

Roborace is the Formula E’s sister series, the world’s first competition for self-driving cars. Recently, the development team took one of the prototypes for a top speed test.

As it turns out, the Robocar was able to achieve 299.60 km/h (187.41 miles). Not bad, but also not that high for a racing car without a driver (less drag and weight to speed up on the straight), but overall it needs to start at some point. Moreover, the most important part of the Robocar will be the ability to drive itself.

“Calculated performance is one thing, testing the physical limitations of new technology in the real world is another. Recently, the Roborace team decided to find out just how fast its autonomous race car could go in a straight line. Robocar has the power, the aerodynamics, and it certainly looks fast, but how does that translate on a test track when there’s nothing but raw computing power keeping it all together at the very limits of performance?

Let’s find out. “

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It’s still a bandwidth issue. More processing speed makes higher actual speed. With a couple more gens they will crack the code.

Racing is a closed track. Much less corner/edge situations to train than open roads.

If you train alone yes, but when otehr cars are speeding around you then the perfect track line can’t be used unless all the robots are following it without trying to get the first place.

Autonomous Vehicular Racing is one of the aspects of the future racing competitions which should be given incentives, as it is a driver of Innovation.

So glad AVs are bad enough, versus humans, that comparative lap times seem a ways off and we’re stuck with silly straight line videos. Why not launch it from a catapult?

The unique intelligence to appropriately respond to defensive safety situations is a yet a higher league above the eventual “race track”.

When can we move on with sober focus on electrifying transportation, instead of automating EVs into some doom’fully un-fun package?? I don’t think this stuff is helping adoption.