As a donnor car they have used a classic Ford Mustang 1965.
Tomorrow we mark the beginning of one of the biggest annual car events in Great Britain, Festival of Speed in Goodwood and one of the most exciting part of it is hill climb race. Although this year's edition is about to go down in history as the first on which there will be an autonomous race car on the start lane. This is all thanks to Siemens, Cranfield University and 1965 Ford Mustang.
"To help celebrate Goodwood's 25th year anniversary, we've partnered with Cranfield University to bridge the gap between the legacy of the automotive industry while pointing to the future of autonomy in terms of both motoring and wider industrial applications," said Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK and Ireland.
The plan for both sides was to present the cutting edge technology within a classic car, that would attract as much attention as possible, which on the other hand brought particular challenges for team of Siemens' engineers, when installing a delicate handling control, required to navigate the course. To be as successful as possible they have developed 3-Dimensional scan of the track to create connected awareness of the car's own position. After all the work on technical side has been done, the car was painted in silver color to commemorate Festival's silver anniversary and then detailed with racing stripes in trademark Siemens turquoise.