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Autonomous Racing Leagues

Roborace Hopes to Normalize Autonomous Vehicles Through Racing Sports

— November 12, 2018 — Autos
Roborace is hoping to further spread awareness around autonomous cars by launching the world's first race series using only self-driving cars. To launch this new racing series, Roborace unveiled its latest prototype, the DevBot 2.0, which still features a cockpit for a human driver. The inclusion of a driver is not final for the series but a human is still being included in this prototype to ensure vehicle failure does not occur.

The first season of Roborace will be dubbed Season Alpha and will feature humans and machines working together. The races will be run using lap times, set by both the human driver and autonomous car. The cars will not race wheel to wheel, as they do in conventional races, in an attempt to ensure driver and vehicle safety.
Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Racing Leagues - Autonomous racing leagues are becoming more popular and could potentially disrupt traditional racing sports.
2. Self-driving Prototype Vehicles - The development and implementation of self-driving prototype vehicles are becoming increasingly important due to the rising demand for autonomous technology.
3. Collaboration Between Humans and Machines - Collaboration between humans and machines could potentially lead to new innovations in various industries such as automotive and robotics.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - The automotive industry could benefit greatly from the development of autonomous racing leagues through the advancement of self-driving technology and increased safety measures.
2. Sports and Entertainment - The sports and entertainment industry could potentially see a disruption in traditional racing sports with the introduction of autonomous racing leagues.
3. Robotics - The robotics industry could benefit from the collaboration between humans and machines in the development of autonomous racing technology, which could be applied to other areas of robotics.
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