The minds behind the unique Formula E racing series have announced a new category that will launch in the 2016/17 season: RoboRace.

Perhaps inspired by Audi’s track-attacking RS 7 autonomous car, the new series will focus on driverless electric race cars, allowing companies to further test and develop technologies in the field.

Racing at speeds up to 300km/h, vehicles in the RoboRace series will be mechanically identical, with teams expected to exploit their programming skills to develop driving software intelligent enough to beat their autonomous rivals.

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Huh? RoboRace Series To Pit Autonomous Car Against Each Other On The Track

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