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Daily Archives: January 29th, 2017

I recently watched an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, in which the larger-than-life and famously wealthy American talk show host visited a race track with Audi, who brought along two identical cars, except that one was driven entirely by an on-board computer. The autonomous Audi was lapping only 0.2 seconds per lap slower than the human-controlled car. It occurs to me that the computer will just get better with  time, until a human cannot match it.

If motorsport is all about the skills of one driver beating the skills of another, does this mean that motorsport will be limited to historic cars only, or at least to cars which are forced by regulation to have old-fashioned, manual controls? Read More »

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