We are starting an autonomous racing series. In the early days of racing, competitors first had to build their vehicles before they could race them. It was thus as much an engineering competition as it was a racing competition.
We want to rekindle that spirit of engineering and creativity.
To begin, the first event will be widely open to teams with any relevant mobility technologies. Sensor technology companies will record the data and post it publicly so that others can start to understand the data.
Later, we will add competition starting with time trials and narrow the focus. We can create several classes of competition to make some of the engineering challenges less difficult and less costly to implement, such as kart-like vehicles with only optical systems at the low end.
Please contact contact@selfracingcars if you have any questions.
Some coverage so far:
June 19 - Driverless Cars Are Hitting the Racetracks by Motherboard / Vice
June 16 - Driverless cars could be the future of racing by Autoblog / Translogic
June 15 - Going where Google Won’t at The Verge
June 7 - Makers Fuel World’s First Autonomous Car Track Day by Make
June 6 - An Amorphous Milestone: We Attend the First Autonomous Track Day by Car And Driver
June 3 - Self-Racing Cars Kick Off First Autonomous Vehicle Track Day by NVIDIA
June 2 - Humans ride shotgun in world's first autonomous car track day by TechRadar
June 1 - Testing the First DIY Self-Driving Car by The Drive
June 1 - Tested Attends Autonomous Track Day by Tested
May 28 - An Autonomous Racing Series Kicks Off In California by Forbes
May 24 - Self-Racing Cars From Nvidia, Comma.ai, and Yamaha Hit the Track This Weekend by Inverse
April 24 - The First Autonomous Car Track Day Will Push Driverless Cars To Their Limits by Jalopnik
April 22 - First Autonomous Car Track Day set for May by ReadWriteWeb
April 22 - The World's First Autonomous Car Track Day Is at Thunderhill Next Month by Road and Track
April 19 - A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is bootstrapping his own self-driving racing series by The Verge