Above — the enemy of all petrol heads. It’s not this driverless Roboracer, but its ‘brain’ — a Nvidia Drive PX 2 super computer — that is currently learning how to drive, fast.
The metered taxi drivers in Johannesburg who stoned the cars of Uber drivers were totally misguided. For it won’t be Uber’s lowly paid informal drivers who will make official taxis redundant, but the ‘brain’ in this robot race car, called Roborace. The brain is a Nvidia Drive PX 2 super computer, which can process a tsunami of raw data from the sensors, cameras and lasers mounted around the car at lightning speed. The huge scoops in the nose collect air just to cool this computer. Roborace will next be tested in the current Formula E season around the world. It is still in the Beta phase and is not expected to win a race … yet. But as soon as it does, the Nvidia can and will take over the taxi drivers’ jobs too.