Already more entertaining than Formula One!
It would seem that autonomous racing is still a way off from taking the motorsport world by storm. In a move that fits the theme of the train-wreck year of 2020 so well, one of the Roborace cars decided, autonomously, to drive head-first into a wall. Can you blame it?
Roborace is the world’s first driverless motorsports league and in one of their very first live broadcasts, this unfortunate error occured.
Fortunately, Roborace already have a very good sense of humour regarding just how spectacularly their robotic cars can fail from time to time. They know it’s a brand new type of racing and understand that the technology is bound to fail at times.
They tweeted out, laughing at the mishap themselves.
Also, in their promo video, they even joke that Roborace will either ‘be a glimpse into the future’ or ‘a spectacular failure’.
Roborace Season Beta kicked off on September 21 and continues through to May 7, ending with Round 12. Each round can be watched live on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/roborace and we would highly recommend you check it out if you’re fatigued with the same F1 races.
At the end of the day, 2020 has been a stressful year and we can’t blame the little car for having a bit of a hard time keeping it together. And if anyone has any experience in programming then they’ll know that writing code that does something similar to crashing into a wall is just all part of the learning process.
For anyone not privy with programming, just look at Grosjean. Then perhaps we won’t be so hard on the robot!
Let us know your thoughts, in the comments!
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