Autonomous Racing is Here with ROBORACE
Jan 12, 2022 | By Velodyne Lidar

One way to increase public understanding – and support – for autonomous vehicles is to make it easy for the people to see them in action. ROBORACE takes this concept to the max – with its championship series for autonomous racing cars.

Next-gen self-driving ROBORACE vehicle equipped with Velodyne Lidar

In this video, Chip Pankow, Chief Championship Officer at ROBORACE, explains how his company provides an opportunity for the public to see the superhuman things that autonomous racing cars can do on the track while driving at high speed in close proximity. It also provides a learning opportunity for AV developers to see their technologies deployed in automated driving.

ROBORACE provides the platform, organization and support while racing teams are responsible for their own code and strategy. Season One of the ROBORACE Championship will feature multi-agent racing and Metaverse elements with each competition designed to provide a variety of challenges.

For the upcoming Season One, ROBORACE will unveil next generation, electric-powered autonomous race cars equipped with our solid-state Velarray H800 sensors.

Watch Chip’s video to learn how ROBORACE is providing a proving ground for the next generation of mobility. The video can be accessed here:

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Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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