The results are pretty impressive. This car is able to complete a lap on Monza pretty much mistake free. It misses the odd apex here and there, but it keeps it clean with all four wheels remaining very much on the track throughout.
There’s clearly some margin for error programmed in here, because it’s not pushing the limit like you might expect a real racing driver to. Regardless, this is a real car, driving itself around a race track, which is extremely cool, and slightly unnerving.
The IAC is clear in its mission statement, too. This is not necessarily about creating a sporting spectacle, while there will no doubt be people interested from that perspective. This project is more about putting this tech into practice, solving problems, and growing awareness of just how these autonomous cars work.
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