Autonomous Racing

The Udacity Self-Driving Car team celebrated a company award with a team outing to the NASCAR race at Sonoma Raceway yesterday.

It was our first NASCAR race and it was an experience.

Kevin Harvick won, but I couldn’t help but thinking of a future when autonomous cars can outrace humans. We’re not there yet, but it’s coming.

Here’s the NIO EP9, arguably the world’s fastest autonomous race car:

Here’s the Formula E autonomous series, Roborace:

And here’s a montage of the Self-Racing Cars homebrew event, with a cameo from my now-colleague, Anthony Navarro:

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