'TRON: Legacy' designer creates new 'Roborace' car

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 6:52 PM

It'south a series -- contested by ten teams -- where programmers rather drivers are to the fore, given they'll be in charge of programming the artificial intelligence that drive the car.

'TRON: Legacy' designer creates new 'Roborace' car

It looks love something straight out of a sci-fi film -- and that'south probably because this new driverless car has been designed by the man who brought us the vehicles in the film "TRON: Legacy."

"TRON" was dubbed "the first film interior of a video game" and the upcoming Roborace events are being billed by organizers FIA Formula east and investment company Kinetik as the world'south first driverless car racing series.

It'south a series -- contested by ten teams -- where programmers rather drivers are to the fore, given they'll be in charge of programming the artificial intelligence that drive the car.

Roborace chief design officer Daniel Simon -- who also turned his talents to creations for the two thousand thirteen film "Oblivion" starring Tom Cruise -- said the futuristic world of the driver-free car had given him the opportunity to keep beauty at the top of his agenda.

"The Roborace is as much about contest as it's entertainment," Simon said in a statement. "Racing engineers and aerodynamicists have worked with me from the beginning to strike that balance.

'Pure intelligence'

"Roborace is by distant the largest step that the racing industry has taken into the world of technology, and it's unlike anything the sports universe in common has seen," wrote the Sport Techie website.

"Roborace is set to demonstrate that sports can be won on pure intelligence and brainpower -- a trend that'll certainly carry over into sports other than racing sooner than later.

"Seeing cars powered by nothing more than electricity and intellect race at one hundred-eightieth miles per hr will be amazing -- and will further showcase the impact that technology can have on sports."

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