Human racecar drivers might soon become a thing of the past as robot racing events are being scheduled for as early as next year. Formula E, the FIA-sanctioned, exclusively-electric racing championship, has just recently revealed that driverless races will be starting in 2016. The event itself will suitably be named Roborace and could be the start of a whole new world of sports that don’t actually involve direct human participation. Robot racing is certainly an interesting idea and huge numbers of fans from all across the world will gather in their masses to witness this historic event. Formula 1 is already one of the biggest sports in the world, boasting some of the biggest prizes and highest attendance ratings in the business. Formula E will surely be hoping that Roborace can, in some way, emulate the enormous success of human race events.
Roborace will be a global event, featuring ten different teams from various countries. As is customary in auto racing events, each team will enter two cars into the race. These cars will then partake in hour-long events. The races themselves will take place on some of the most celebrated courses around the globe that are also regularly used for other Formula E events. The grand finale of the 2016 season will be held in the summer at Battersea Park in London, which will surely be a fine stage to finish an exciting year of electronic racing. Fans will have to wait and see which other courses will be involved when the full schedule is released in the near future.
Driverless cars are clearly becoming a bigger part of modern life. Various companies around the globe are all trying to develop the perfect vehicle; a car that drives itself safely and effectively, allowing human passengers to simply sit back and enjoy the ride, without running the risk of having any accidents. Someday, these types of cars could be on every road and in every garage. That was the thinking of Denis Sverdlov, the man who developed the Roborace program. Sverdlov revealed that the Formula E team working on this event has plenty of faith in driverless cars. He added that the Roborace event would be a celebration of mankind’s developing union with robotic technology.
Sverdlov clearly hopes and believes that robot racing will be an exciting way for the typical person to get in touch with the beating heart of technology. These races will allow millions of spectators to witness the power of robotics and perhaps the dawning of a new sporting age. It’s certainly safe to say that the event will be an interesting one. Each and every one of the participating teams will be working hard and pushing their scientific and technical knowledge to the limit in order to develop the perfect driverless machine. All we have to do now is wait and see what sort of electronic marvels they are able to create.