After an admittedly sketchy start to life (in which the autonomous car turned up at Donington Park and Hong Kong Formula E events and failed to impress), the DevBot Roborace car finally put on a good showing in Marrakesh.
The driverless development mule put in some laps between track sessions on race day, gradually getting faster and faster. Roborace has also been breeding, with two of the black, skeletal machines pitching up in the Morocco paddock.
We admire the tenacity and determination of the Roborace enterprise and sincerely look foward to when the cars are running at full pelt around the tracks. We can’t help being a little British in our attitude towards the rather hype-driven marketing surrounding the new tech-slash-demo-slash-sport but the idea has certainly generated a lot of headlines already.
Roborace’s aim is to have development vehicles testing at Formula E through season three; we understand that the hope is to have a race of sorts by the end of the season, which ends in July 2017.
Anyway, we caught some of the action on the screens in the media centre; you can see it below.
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