February 18, 2017
Driverless Roborace car crashes during Buenos Aires 0
The unfortunate vehicle misjudged a corner and crashed at high speed.
Its competitor meanwhile successfully completed the race and clocked an impressive average speed of 116mph.
“One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier,” Roborace’s chief marketing officer Justin Cooke told the BBC.
“It’s actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.
“The car was damaged, for sure, but it can be repaired. And the beauty is no drivers get harmed because… there is no-one in them.”