Watch Roborace Complete Autonomous Run At Goodwood

JUL 12 2018 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 7

Roborace completes its first autonomous hillclimb run during Goodwood test session

During the week of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, Roborace completed the vaunted hillclimb during an early morning test session with Robocar, the world’s first autonomous race car. This accomplishment was made without the assistance of a safety driver.

This feat in combination with the runs over race weekend marks a milestone moment at Goodwood, making Roborace the first-ever autonomous race car to complete the hillclimb at the Festival of Speed.

“Roborace plays an important role in the future of mobility, challenging public perceptions and providing a platform to advance new technologies,” said Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Duke of Richmond and Founder of the Festival of Speed. “This makes them the perfect partner to undertake this significant feat.”

To commemorate the historic accomplishment, the entire run was recorded with a 360 camera system mounted on the fuselage of Robocar. The content was captured for Robocar VR, a custom virtual reality experience debuting inside the Future Lab at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018.

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During the week of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, Roborace completed the vaunted hillclimb during an early morning test session with Robocar, the world’s first autonomous race car. This accomplishment was made without the assistance of a safety driver.

This feat in combination with the runs over race weekend marks a milestone moment at Goodwood, making Roborace the first-ever autonomous race car to complete the hillclimb at the Festival of Speed.

“Roborace plays an important role in the future of mobility, challenging public perceptions and providing a platform to advance new technologies,” said Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Duke of Richmond and Founder of the Festival of Speed. “This makes them the perfect partner to undertake this significant feat.”

To commemorate the historic accomplishment, the entire run was recorded with a 360 camera system mounted on the fuselage of Robocar. The content was captured for Robocar VR, a custom virtual reality experience debuting inside the Future Lab at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018, and made available for your viewing pleasure here.

Roborace is the world’s first competition for human + machine teams, using both self-driving and manually-controlled cars. Race formats will feature new forms of immersive entertainment to engage the next generation of racing fans. Through sport, innovations in machine-driven technologies will be accelerated. Roborace will redefine the way you think about autonomous technology.

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7 Comments on "Watch Roborace Complete Autonomous Run At Goodwood"

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Adam

Holy oscillation on the steering Batman! They need to work on the PID tuning on the steering in a bad way, hunting like that at high speeds could cause the car to crash or spin out. Steering is really hard to tune as well because of the dynamic friction. As speed increases the friction on the ground decreases.

Jack B Alberts

You are OK up until your last statement. On today”s high performance race cars higher speeds equal more downforce equals better road grip due to the sophisticated aerodynamic features and added airfoils.

Dave100e

This is correct. Any serious performance car now generates negative lift, some super cars are making half their body weight in down force and for decades racing cars have been making 2 or 3 times their weight in down force.

Check out Group C racing or the turbo F1 era for a good example.

Miggy

Yes all good, but can it tow a trailer or caravan ?

Will

Relevant how? It’s a race car.

Mr. M

hahaha

John M

Very slow for racing, it doesn’t use a racing line (always in the middle of the track) and brakes way too much for the corners.