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Roborace Autonomous Race Car

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What you are looking at here, friends, is the most pointless awesome thing ever. It is called the Roborace Robocar, and it’s an autonomous race car. So it goes out and races other autonomous race cars on its own. And we’re supposed to like that? Is this an April Fools’ Joke?

Mind you, this is not a real thing yet. The Roborace Robocar is a design study by Daniel Simon who is a sci-fi power geek who’s worked on films such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, and has also a stint as senior designer at Bugatti in his resume. The guy is completely nuts for anything futuristic looking, but as we mentioned he may have got it a bit wrong with this Roborace thingy.

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They are trying to get humans off the wheel of the road cars, fair enough, but what the hell is the point of autonomous racing? We already have that, anyway. It’s called Formula One. Still, let’s give this Simon dude a chance to explain himself:

“We’re living in a time where the once separated worlds of the automobile and artificial intelligence collide with unstoppable force. It’s fantastic to be part of this journey; it triggers all my big passions – motor racing, design and advanced technologies. 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. I am excited to be part of the daring team of people who are making this happen.”

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