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Hot Wheels Releases Robocar

By Jason Catullo

Robocar VRThe fullsize Robocar is an autonomous electric race car.
Hot Wheels RobocarThe Hot Wheels Robocar.

Popular maker of mini motor vehicles, Hot Wheels, officially introduced its latest creation, the Robocar, based on the Roborace autonomous electric race car. The Roborace company is devoted to creating a completely driverless racing series by 2021. The Roborace Robocar, launched in 2017, is crafted with an innovative, futuristic design dedicated to driving cleaner and safer.

Robocar VRGuests of the Hot Wheels Robocar launch event were invited to drive the Robocar in a VR simulation.

That design now has a pint-sized partner in the form of the new Hot Wheels Robocar, a 1:64 scale die-cast version of the visionary fullsize race car. The Robocar die-cast was launched during a special event held in the Hot Wheels garage in Los Angeles, where guests were invited to interact with Hot Wheels “Challenger” tracks, and drive the Robocar in a VR simulation.

The event also featured a panel discussion with Hot Wheels and Robocar designers sharing their experiences on the quest to creating the die-cast and offered insight on the future of autonomous, green racing.

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