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Roborace reveals driverless car concept

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Thursday 31st March, 2016 - 2:39pm

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The first image of the new driverless car to run in the Roborace category

The first image of the new driverless car to run in the Roborace category

Roborace, a series designed for driverless cars, has released official images of its proposed racing car.

The category, launched earlier this year, plans to run all-electric cars which are powered solely by computer algorithms programmed by engineers.

Set to join the FIA Formula E Championship support bill for the 2016/2017 campaign, the series aims to attract 10 teams which will each run two cars.

“We’re living in a time where the once separated worlds of the automobile and artificial intelligence collide with unstoppable force,” said Roborace’s chief designer Daniel Simon.

“My goal was to create a vehicle that takes full advantage of the unusual opportunities of having no driver without ever compromising on beauty.

“Racing engineers and aerodynamicists have worked with me from the beginning to strike that balance. The Roborace is as much about competition as it is entertainment.

“Therefore – and quite unusual in today’s racing world – beauty was very high on our agenda and we work hard to merge the best performance with stunning styling.

“It was important to us that we generate substantial downforce without unnecessary parts cluttering the car to maintain a clean and iconic look.

“This is largely made possible by using the floor as the main aerodynamic device and we are currently developing active body parts that are more organic and seamless than solutions today.”

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