The automotive industry’s future continues to head toward electric vehicles, but some will be more advanced than others. Racing car manufacturer Rimac may have created the next generation of electric vehicles, and theirs can even talk to drivers in Darth Vadar’s voice.
The upcoming Rimac C_Two is going to blow drivers away thanks to its 1,887 bhp and 0-62mph speed of 1.97 seconds. That’s not all, though, and this upcoming track-only car is going to help drivers hit faster laps. The car will come with an artificial intelligence coaching system that compares a driver’s lap to the computer’s calculated ‘perfect lap.’ It will then proceed to advise drivers on how to change their driving to go faster and faster.
Drive Like a Pro
Rimac acknowledges that not all of its drivers are going to be professional racers, but it wants them to feel like they are. That’s the idea behind the sophisticated coaching system, which includes a long list of amazing tech to help you. The car uses radar and ultrasonic sensors, LIDAR, a supercomputer, and nine onboard cameras to give drivers the edge. Rimac estimates the car collects six terabytes of data every hour it’s driving around the track.
The Best Bit
Much of the driving advice will be available on the instrument screen in the center of the car. However, this will prove distracting if drivers keep taking their eyes off the road, so there is also a vocal coach. Rimac explained to Top Gear that the voice coach could even be programmed to speak using Darth Vadar’s voice if that’s what people wanted.
The Rimac C_Two is going to be a thrill for anyone who gets behind the wheel of it. Not only will it help you drive as fast as humanly possible, but it will also be able to coach you through a lap using Darth Vadar’s voice.
Mick Schumacher Drove His Father’s Old Car At The 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix
Michael Schumacher drove one of the most legendary cars in Formula 1 history, the 2004 Ferrari. It is the car the iconic German won the world championship in, and at the 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix, his son, Mick Schumacher, drove his father’s old car.
An Iconic Car
Michael Schumacher is still recovering from the skiing accident that left him in a coma in 2013. Details on the racing legend’s condition have remained hard to come by as his family prefers to keep Schumacher’s medical information private. It’s understood Schumacher came out of the coma and now receives care from his family and nurses at his home.
The 2004 Ferrari is the car Schumacher sat in when he clinched the 2004 world championship, which was his seventh title. That record appeared to be out of reach for the rest of the field, but Lewis Hamilton looks almost certain to match the great German’s record this season.
Taking The Car Out For A Ride
The 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix marked Ferrari’s 1000th race in the sport, and with Schumacher being the team’s most successful driver, it was fitting his son was involved in the celebrations. Mick Schumacher took his father’s old F1 car for a trip around the Tuscany circuit, even wearing his dad’s famous red helmet for the occasion.
This proved to be an important week in the racing career of Mick Schumacher. Not only did he ride his dad’s most famous car, but he also reached the top of the F2 standings. With Mick Schumacher finding success in F2, speculation is mounting that the German star could be auditioning for a ride in a Formula 1 car next season.
The 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix was a special moment for Mick Schumacher as he drove his father’s F2004. It was the car his dad cemented his legacy in, and one that might help Mick launch his own F1 career.