Formula E announces the world’s first driverless car racing series

Formula E, the global all-electric racing series, has partnered with a company called Kinetik to form the world’s first driverless car racing series. The new support series, called Roborace, will run its races before each scheduled Formula E event starting next season.

Roborace will pit ten teams — each armed with two cars — against each other in hour-long races on the same street circuits that the Formula E cars compete on. Each one of the 20 autonomous electric cars will be the same as the next, so teams will have to focus on developing better algorithms and artificial intelligence to win. It’s similar strategy to how Formula E teams were made to run the same cars in the electric series’ debut season, which helped place an emphasis on…

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