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First-ever autonomous race to stream live this weekend

  • May 1, 2024
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First-ever autonomous race to stream live this weekend

The first ever autonomous race will be streaming live on 27th April. This race will be a historic occasion as eight teams compete in identical Dallara Super Formula SF23 cars with the same autonomous technology. What sets them apart is the coding skills, AI algorithms, and machine learning software that the teams will use to teach their car how to drive.

Competing with them will be Red Bull F1 driver Daniil Kvyat driving a similar car but without autonomous technology. During testing, Kvyat was much faster but the gap appears to have been shrinking.

The race will take place in Abu Dhabi and is being run by the Abu Dhabi Autonomous Racing League (A2RL). In addition to racing cars, it hopes to create a series of high-profile autonomous races for drones and dune buggies. Abu Dhabi is investing its money in the creation of a series of extreme sport that will be an economic investment. It hopes to also raise the standard for education by doing this.   Being the host of an annual grand prix, it has already seen what hosting a major sport can do for a country’s economy.

The inaugural A2RL race will give the world a chance to see the practical applications of AI, hoping to bridge the gap between virtual and real-life experiences. And because motorsport has been at the cutting edge of automotive technology, this could aid the development of autonomous cars for the future.

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