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The future is here, and its name is Robocar

Roborace finally unveiled Robocar, the first electric autonomous race car, and it looks every bit as futuristic as one would imagine.

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This is the production version of Robocar, the first autonomous electric race car.

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It was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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It features 400-horsepower electric motors and a 540-kWh battery.

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It weighs less than a 2017 Mazda MX-5, and it'll hit over 200 mph.

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It will drive itself using five lidar emitters, two radar emitters, 18 ultrasonic sensors, six cameras and two optical speed sensors.

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Nvidia's Drive PX2 computer will be responsible for crunching all that data.

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Roborace will provide the cars themselves, but it will be up to each individual team to provide the software that will get the cars around the track.

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There's no space for a driver -- if the software doesn't work, the car won't compete.

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I don't believe it's capable of taking over humanity, which is nice.

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Roborace hopes to get off the ground this year.

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