The Chief Champion Officer of Roborace in partnership with Prof. Daniel Watzenig (Global Chair of IEEE ICCVE 2019) from TU Graz, Austria, will provide a tutorial with the title:
Design of a purely electric autonomous racecar – autonomy at the edge
Autonomous racing is an evolving new sport of racing and is an emerging technology that is rapidly increasing. Several events and series have been launched, including the first international autonomous racing series Roborace (already launched in 2015), the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) 2021 as well as student competitions such as Formula Student Driverless. The spirit of autonomous racing is to push the limits of autonomy in terms of performance and precision. By demonstrating safety, security, and reliability of connected and automated vehicles at the edge, i.e., at high speeds, high dynamics, and adverse weather conditions, a huge long-term impact on passenger car autonomy is expected. The mission of autonomous racing is to build trust on this exciting technology. While others focus on autonomy only, Roborace had a clear vision right from the start: Pioneering racing sports by building fully electric, zero-emission, high-performance autonomous racecars while bringing together the traditional racing fanbase, technical nerds, and digital natives.
Check out this video with Chip and what he has to say about how Roborace could make an impact on AV safety related research: https://ne-np.facebook.com/GMISummit/videos/chip-pankow-chief-championship-officer-roborace-shed-light-on-how-autonomous-dri/993204814887906/?__so__=permalink&__rv__=related_videos