Driverless Roborace car crashes at speed in Buenos Aires

A landmark race between two driverless electric cars has ended badly for one of the contestants, as stated by BBC.

The unfortunate Devbot vehicle crashed out of the Roborace competition after misjudging a corner while travelling at high speed.

The incident occurred ahead of the start of the latest Formula E electric car race in Buenos Aires.

The other vehicle managed to complete the course after achieving a top speed of 186km/h (116mph).

"One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier," Roborace's chief marketing officer Justin Cooke told the BBC.

"It's actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.

"The car was damaged, for sure, but it can be repaired. And the beauty is no drivers get harmed because... there is no-one in them."

Photos of the resulting damage have been published by an Argentinian blog. Roborace also plans to upload footage from the event onto its YouTube channel this Friday.

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