Many important automotive technologies were first perfected for use in motor racing, and autonomous driving systems can learn a lot from the rigours of competition. Leading the pack in this field is Robocar, a futuristic self-driving vehicle from British start-up Roborace, currently being tested around the world.
Robocar replaces a human driver with an AI that runs on its built-in NVIDIA Drive PX2 computer. The robot’s decisions are based on data from an array of sensors, including radar, LIDAR cameras and GPS. At the moment, the car is still a little slower than professional human drivers, but its times are improving steadily. On 21 March 2019, Roborace demonstrated its robot's impressive pace by taking the car to 282.42 km/h (175.49 mph) – an average confirmed by the UK Timing Association – at Elvington in Yorkshire, UK, claiming the record for fastest autonomous car.
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We are running a competition that will give one lucky family the chance to visit the Roborace factory to see how the cars are developed and watch them running in testing. They will also receive a family pass for next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed - where Robocar became the first ever vehicle to complete the iconic hillclimb fully autonomously in 2017 - to see Roborace’s vehicles wowing the crowds once again.
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Win a family ticket to see Robocar, the world's fastest autonomous car, in action