Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars (part 2)

 Roborace brand currently has two vehicles in its fleet namely the DevBot and Robocar. The company is development robot using a platform for testing new technology and software. Unlike Robocar, though, DevBot has room for a driver as well. “We’re focused now on DevBot and using that because the development platform, but the target is […]

Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars (Part 1)

Roborace is an all-electric autonomous-car racing series. Each racing team has programmers who are responsible for customizing the algorithms within the self-driving software that monitors these autonomous vehicles. Competitions within the series even allow self-driving cars versus human drivers. Organisers say the AI racers are about 5-10% away from getting to the human level of […]

Dominant teams of Formula One

McLaren and Williams continued to rule the race in the 1990s. In total, McLaren got 16 titles, including seven constructors’, nine drivers’ in that period, while Williams matched McLaren with 16 titles of their own, including nine constructors’, seven drivers’. But the competition between Prost and Senna ended in 1993 with Prost’s retirement and then […]

A brief history of Formula One (Part 3)

In the early 1970s Bernie Ecclestone reorganized the management of Formula One’s commercial rights, turning the sport into an international billion-dollar business. In 1971 he invested in the Brabham team and so gained a seat on the Formula One Constructors’ Association (FOCA) and in 1978 he was voted president. Until Ecclestone, circuit owners controlled many […]

A brief history of Formula One (Part 2)

The cars used considerable technological advances. The first seasons were organized using pre-war cars like Alfa’s 158, featuring front engined, narrow-treaded tyres and 4.5 litre normally aspirated engines or 1.5 litre supercharged. When Formula One regulations issued in 1954 engines were limited to 2.5 litres. Mercedes Benz made major upgrade until they withdrew from all […]