Roborace: the Formula One for self-driving cars

 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 …

Updated: 2020 Formula 1 calendar (Part 2)

Formula 1 has announced that three more rounds of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak: the Dutch and Spanish Grand Prix have been postponed, the Monaco Grand Prix has been cancelled. The first race of 2020, then, will be in Baku on June 7th. The official statement from …

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 …

2020 Formula 1 calendar Update (Part 1)

Formula 1 has announced that the French Grand Prix is the latest event to be outright cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement came after the French government confirmed it would be extending lockdown measures for an additional month to combat the spread of Covid-19. This extension, to “mid-July” means the June 28th event …

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 …