The ‘DevBot’ developed by Roborace to test its upcoming autonomous racing car is set to make its public testing debut at Donington Park during this week’s Formula E tests.
The test mule differs from the radical Robocars as it takes the shape of a more traditional endurance prototype and therefore includes a cabin capable of supporting a driver. It’s been created in under nine months and is capable of driving itself without any human intervention and therefore allows teams to learn from it.
Underpinning the DevBot are the same selection of sensors, communication systems, computers and drivetrain as what will control and power the Robocars.
In the coming six months, registered teams for the Roborace series will be able to experience the DevBot before the world’s first all-autonomous racing series kicks off early next year.
As previously reported, the championship will act as the supporting series for Formula E and promises to be unlike any other form of motorsport before it. To say we’re intrigued would be an understatement.