Self Racing Cars Competition to Join 2022 Velocity Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this October
Larkspur, Calif., August 3, 2022 – Velocity Invitational, a motorsports and lifestyle event, returns to Monterey, California, this fall with a lineup of the world’s best cars competing on the track at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. Among the highlights will be a special self racing cars day showcasing some of the latest breakthroughs in autonomous vehicle racing.
Autonomous vehicle racing is an evolving sector of the sport of racing. In the early days of racing, competitors first had to build their vehicles before they could race them. It was thus as much an engineering competition as it was a racing competition. Self Racing Cars (SRC) wants to rekindle that spirit of engineering and creativity.
SRC is an autonomous vehicle racing event. The competition will consist of running time and scoring for best autonomous laps on the full-sized 2.1-mile track at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Any autonomous vehicle that can make the two-mile lap is welcome to attempt. Awards will be given for top performers in each class, with competition classes to be finalized closer to the event. This event is a prelude to the motorsports and lifestyle event, Velocity International, which takes place October 14-16.
NVIDIA (self-driving car platforms), Point One Navigation (spatial localization for autonomous cars), Qibus (remote vehicle control), and Faction (affordable driverless electric vehicles) are currently confirmed and will be testing/demonstrating various autonomous vehicle technologies.
If you have any of the following to test or demo, this event is for you: autonomous vehicles, drivetrain innovation (electric or otherwise), simulation, sensors and cameras, software and algorithms, teleoperation, connected cars (v2v or v2i). The SRC team can help match you with a driver and vehicle if you are testing systems, especially sensors.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Thursday, October 13, 2022
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy
Salinas, CA 93908