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(Some Guy)   Today at 1 PM ET, nine teams from 21 universities compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge, the world's first autonomous racecar event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I, for one, welcome our new robot racing overlords (live stream in link)   (indyautonomouschallenge.com) divider line
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2021-10-23 12:17:19 PM  
subby here. have to apologize - when they first announced this event a few years ago, they had planned to have all of the cars on track racing each other in a 20 lap event and I submitted it thinking that was the plan. as I read more about it, guess they scaled it back to each team will run basically a Indy 500-style four lap qualifying session with some obstacles to determine the winner.

still will be pretty neat to see how these teams do. and on the plus side - we'll still get more racing than what F1 could do in Belgium this summer

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2021-10-23 12:48:40 PM  
If they did them all at once it would end lap one with a massive full party wreck. Would have been fun to watch, but single car laps sounds wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy​yyyyyyyyyyyyyy boring
 
2021-10-23 1:14:36 PM  
I wonder how much variation there will be in the paths the cars take around the course. Less than 1%?
 
2021-10-23 1:28:21 PM  
Not to be annoying, but when do they start?
 
2021-10-23 1:37:02 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: Not to be annoying, but when do they start?


1 PM Eastern Standard time
 
2021-10-23 1:51:59 PM  
ok - not the most exciting thing I've ever watched. still better than a Cup race at Kansas though

the technology is amazing
 
2021-10-23 2:05:24 PM  

lifeslammer: If they did them all at once it would end lap one with a massive full party wreck. Would have been fun to watch, but single car laps sounds wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy​yyyyyyyyyyyyyy boring


Rather than Indy, they should have gone stock and risked it.
 
2021-10-23 2:24:59 PM  

lifeslammer: AnudderFreakinFarker: Not to be annoying, but when do they start?

1 PM Eastern Standard time


Geesh, yes I read the post, thank you. Nothing but talk for what, over 20 minutes.
 
2021-10-23 2:31:45 PM  
Wonderful that this is in the STEM tab!

Wonderfully farking stupid.
 
2021-10-23 2:32:53 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: lifeslammer: AnudderFreakinFarker: Not to be annoying, but when do they start?

1 PM Eastern Standard time

Geesh, yes I read the post, thank you. Nothing but talk for what, over 20 minutes.


The real trick is to come in a day late and read a summary or watch clips of the highlights.
 
2021-10-23 2:48:17 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Wonderful that this is in the STEM tab!

Wonderfully farking stupid.


why? besides the fact that it's literally a university STEM competition...
 
2021-10-23 3:06:19 PM  
I first read that as "21 universes". Now THAT'S a competition!
 
2021-10-23 4:17:04 PM  
thought it was an interesting competition. shame that the final team on the course could have won it but a programming error caused their car to slow down.
 
2021-10-23 5:40:57 PM  
Why are they showing the whole thing in slow motion? Oh, I see. Maybe I'll watch in a few years.
 
2021-10-24 12:11:55 PM  

monkeypapa: I wonder how much variation there will be in the paths the cars take around the course. Less than 1%?


As long as they cant leave the track im good
 
2021-10-24 12:12:45 PM  

poconojoe: ok - not the most exciting thing I've ever watched. still better than a Cup race at Kansas though

the technology is amazing


Until you are driving next to one on the interstate.....
 
2021-10-24 12:13:56 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: Not to be annoying, but when do they start?


So we can get off the road.
 
2021-10-24 12:15:17 PM  

poconojoe: thought it was an interesting competition. shame that the final team on the course could have won it but a programming error caused their car to slow down.


Windows will do that
 
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