The dog bone-looking thing you see above is the self-driving race car from Roborace, the world's first driverless racing series. It is bringing the Robocar to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed to attempt the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb.
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Autonomous car racing is real, and happening soon. From a technological standpoint it's all quite impressive, but there's one big problem: it sounds boring as all shit to watch. How do you make autonomous racing interesting? The answer is pretty clear: they need to blow each other up.
Those in attendance at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix witnessed history yesterday. Roborace debuted what's being billed as the first competitive race between self-driving cars on a professional Formula E track. How'd it go? Great! Or, it was at least great for the winning car.