The Goodwood Festival of Speed is set to run from July 12-15, and unlike previous years, Roborace’s autonomous “Robocar” will be the first autonomous race car to tackle the hill climb event, and without any human input. That’s right, the vehicle will attempt the 1.16-mile course using a host of sensors and systems. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The Robocar features four electric motors which each produce 181 hp (135 kW / 183 PS). This gives the car a combined maximum output in excess of 500 hp (372 kW / 507 PS). Of course, performance is only part of the story as the Robocar is equipped with LiDAR, radar and ultrasonic sensors as well as cameras and a GPS system. All this information is fed into a high-tech computer, with an AI driver algorithm, which enables the car to drive itself,” reports Car Scoops.