The all-electric Robocar made virtually no sound during its run at Goodwood. Not that there was anyone inside the car to hear it, because the Robocar is a prototype autonomous racer that doesn’t carry passengers.
But the lack of seats didn’t mean that fans couldn’t experience a ride in the electric racer. Roborace provided a virtual reality simulator that let visitors feel what it would be like aboard the vehicle as it zoomed up Goodwood’s driveway.
“You know what it feels like to be that machine and really get the sensation that you are this robotic car flying up the hill,” says Bryn Balcombe, Roborace’s chief strategy officer. “We want this to feel as real as possible, and you can see by the reactions on peoples’ faces that it is.”