DevBot 2.0 set new autonomous record time at Goodwood Festival of Speeds

07/13/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Adeniji

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Roborace DevBot 2.0, an artificial intelligence and a self-driving car is now officially the fastest autonomous car in the world at 1.87 km hillclimb. Click here for more info!

Officially, the driverless Roborace DevBot 2.0 AI car is now the fastest autonomous car with top speed of 162.8 km/hr and official time of 66.96s, at the historic Goodwood Hillclimb.

At 1.15 mile, the AI car drove itself on similar track that was used for Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV few days ago – with the combination of GPS and LiDAR, and absence of anyone in the cockpit.

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Driverless Roborace DevBot 2.0 AI is now officially the fastest autonomous car in the world

Lucas Di Grass, CEO of the company, who happens to be Formula R and Formula 1 racer, is ambitious enough to ensure his AI car is quicker than the likes of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

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He boasted last year that:

“We’re going to call it a singularity event when an autonomous racing car is faster than any racing driver.

“We started the year 20% slower and we are now 6% slower (than human drivers)”

“We think when the car reaches a level that is better than any human this will create a layer of trust on the roads.”

Roborace's Devbot's amazing first autonomous Goodwood hillclimb

Recently, Romain Dumas, French racing driver, drove an all-electric Volkswagen IDR to a new record time of 41.18 secs, hereby breaking his set time last year and a twenty year-old time set in a McLaren MP4/13 Formula 1 car by Nick Heidfeld.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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