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Why the first autonomous overtake is so significant
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Why the first autonomous overtake is so significant

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Momentum is building towards Roborace's first season of competition in 2021, and Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi thinks there's a lot to get excited about

Staging a race between autonomous race cars was much harder than anyone thought, so it was exciting to see a first autonomous overtake on the racetrack at Monteblanco in April. But the hard work is only just starting.

Roborace is pretty much the only company in the world doing complex vehicle dynamics work with autonomous drivers above 200km/h (124mph), but we don't have a team of hundreds of people or a budget running into the billions of dollars that some global OEMs in the automotive and technology sectors - such as GM, Ford and Google - have.

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