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Self-Driving Racecars Are Edging Up Toward Human Records

A self-driving racecar league called the Roborace motorsport competition is in its first competitive season, and teams are already hot on the trail of human-set records. In a race last month, one team programmed the electric, self-driving car to handle an obstacle course so well that it finished just 12 seconds behind the current record for any driver, biological or robotic, according to BBC News. The competition — which challenges participants to write software for identical electric racecars — is a bold, high-speed way to push experimental autonomous vehicle technology to its limits.

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