The world’s first drone racing car from the company Roborace – called Robocar took part in the famous festival of speed at Goodwood – Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, according to the Chronicle.info with reference on the center.
Note that the route to the festival traditionally has a complex topography with changes in elevation 94 m (average gradient of 4.6%), the participants thus need thus to make the race on a kind of hill.
Roboсar designed by chief designer Roborace Daniel Simon, the automotive futurist who creates a vehicle for Hollywood.
Drone Robocar length 4.8 m and width 2 m is carbon fibre and weighs 975 kg. the Machine is equipped with four electric motors for 135 kW each, which produce a total capacity of more than 500 HP
For unmanned control uses advanced technical solutions. 5 is a lidar, 2 radar, 18 ultrasonic sensors, 2 optical speed sensor, 6 AI cameras and satellite navigation system GNSS. And all of this is managed by superprocessor Nvidia Drive PX2, able to perform up to 24 trillion operations per second.
Note that the journalist of “auto center” was able personally to see the unique machine at the exhibition Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2017.