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CORVETTE TODAY #129 - Corvette News and Headlines, Early October 2022

Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger team up once again to bring you the most current and up-to-date information on Corvette. It’s the CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines show to start off October! https://youtu.be/NG7JwFGJf04; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...lUqQwp7DeopRJV
Here are some of the topics Steve and Keith will cover next week....
—The Bowling Green Assembly Plant ran a rare “2 shift Saturday” last weekend
--C8 Z06 embargo on driving impression ended last week
--Corvette’s average sale price is almost 20% over MRSP
--The 1st customer ordered Z06 was built last week
--Is Ford benchmarking the C8 Z06?
--Road & Track magazine is now testing the C8 Z06
--Detroit News readers name the C8 Corvette “Best in Show” at Detroit Auto Show
--The new “Driven By Design” exhibit opens at the NCM
CORVETTE TODAY is the only current podcast on Corvette! And our News & Headlines show continues to be your best source of Corvette news in the industry.
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Z06 Auto-Media Testing Results & Impressions

This is our one thread: Thanks for putting all your posts within it: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eviews-results
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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Robo Car Races Up Goodwood Hill Climb

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  • Robo Car Races Up Goodwood Hill Climb

    A race car without a driver? Yes, it just ran today at Goodwin. Video and article below:

    Originally posted by MotorAuthority
    Enjoy this 360-degree video of Roborace’s autonomous run up Goodwood hill climb.

    By Sean Szymkowski
    2Jul 12, 2018

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is well known for courting some of the world's finest automobiles and high-performance machines. This year, something very different was in attendance.

    Roborace on Thursday tackled Goodwood's famous hill climb with its self-driving electric race car, known as the Robocar.

    The Robocar is different from the DevBot prototype we've seen in the past; Robocar is closer to a finished product and bears the design shown in the Robocar concept vehicle unveiled in 2017.

    To maneuver the 1.16-mile course and make its way through hay bales, flint walls, and forests found on the Goodwood estate, the Robocar relies on an assortment of lidar, radar, GPS, ultrasonic, and camera sensors. An Nvidia Drive PX 2 computer processes all of the data collected and then specific algorithms calculate the correct steering, acceleration and braking steps—all within the fraction of a second.


    Roborace autonomous race car

    As we see in the video of the test session (the final run is shown below), the Robocar doesn't simply crawl up the hill. Onboard are four electric motors working to deliver over 500 horsepower. Roborace itself simply provides the Robocar as an API (application programming interface) and then hands off the self-driving car to whomever to install their own driving algorithms. That honor this time went to Arrival, another automotive technology company.

    Roborace has big plans for the future with its self-driving racer. Eventually, the company will spawn a race series expected to coincide with Formula E. The cars will all feature identical hardware and electric powertrains, but teams will duke it out via algorithms to see who can create the quickest self-driving racer. It's unclear when the inaugural race will take place.

    The Robocar wasn't the only self-driving car to take the hill climb this year. A 1965 Ford Mustang with self-driving technology from Siemens and Cranfield University was also present, though the run was hardly what you'd call successful. It's pace was more of a crawl and a human driver behind the wheel needed to make numerous corrections. In the Robocar, there is no one onboard.



    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...ood-hill-climb

    Last edited by John; 07-13-2018, 01:10 PM.
    2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.



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    There's that annoying whine sound again.
    2017 TR GS 2LT

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      You got that right. That is am extremely irritating sound.
      2023 Z06: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, PBC, E60, and with every visible carbon fiber option including wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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