It emerged a few months ago the idea of a world championship for autonomous cars, a competition that will take place in parallel to Formula racing E. This should begin in the 2016-2017 season. Time is running out and Daniel Simon was appointed Chief Design Officer of the project. The brilliant designer has delivered the first images of the autonomous car that could animate the first races of autonomous cars. An extraordinary concept!
The designer who seduced Hollywood to head the design Robocar
It has already signed drones and vehicles from the movie Oblivion, the concept of Motorcycle Lotus C-01 or the limited edition Hermes of Bugatti Veyron FBG and although we recognize the Robocar leg of the designer. After various jobs for European car manufacturers, the publication of his book Cosmic Motors, a concept collection of science fiction vehicles opens Daniel Simon door of Hollywood studios. It will thus draw Oblivion vehicles, Tron Legacy, Prometheus, Captain America and various productions for Walt Disney. His passion for speed led him to the edge of the circuits with the delivered design for Lotus LMP Endurance Championship 2 and LMP 1 or that of the Spanish HRT F1.
Freed from the cockpit to the driver, the car designed by Daniel Simon is as much of the spacecraft, the fighter plane that the competition car. Robocar has hardly delivered any details about the technical characteristics of this car. The designer, however, evokes a 2m80 wheelbase can be a less than Formula 1. It will take some time to see the first prototype of the Robocar 001.
Source: “These are the crazy futuristic cars of Roborace, the world’s first driverless racing series “ TheVerge, March 30, 2016