Formula E, which announced last year that it will organise an automobile competition for unmanned machines, has presented Robocar, the first racing car controlled by artificial intelligence.
Ten teams, each with two cars, will compete in a series of races lasting an hour, starting with the second part of this year.
The cars are identical, the only main difference being the artificial intelligence that controls them. As stated by Formula E, this will be “a battle of the algorithms”.
The maximum speed that Robocar can achieve, being an electric car, is 300 km/h. The vehicle’s design was conceived by Daniel Simon, known for his work in the films “Tron: Legacy” and “Oblivion”.
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The races will be held in cities around the world, such as Paris, Berlin, Moscow, London, on existing circuits.
The Formula E competition is backed by the Kinetik investment fund, which promotes the development of electric cars.