When Roborace showcased its plans for driverless track cars, a question arose, can its technology outpace a human? For now, there is a definite answer and that is a solid NO. Roborace used the recent Formula E race in Rome to race against pro drifter Ryan Tuerck with its DevBot prototype car. The human-driven car was clearly the front-runner with a 26-second lead and the victory was caught on tape too. This win was expected from a human being but after this performance, sponsorships wouldn’t line up to get in the action.
But it will not be wise to get overconfident about humanity’s motorsport prowess. Roborace announced that by the end of 2018 with the combination of computer vision and LiDAR it will be able to outperform a human. You should not feel insulted by it anyway because, The company’s goal is to advance autonomous driving through motorsport, and any victory on the track might translate to improvements on the road.