Motorsport may have once been a technological wellspring from which road car tech could sometimes be skimmed, but today, the link between race and road cars is tenuous at best. If it's a relationship the racing world wants to rebuild, it will have to turn its attention to new technological frontiers, like electric drive or vehicular autonomy—both already the subject of dedicated race series. The latter in particular is about to get another boost from the realm of racing, as Indianapolis Motor Speedway has confirmed that it will host a sprint race for driverless open-wheelers on Oct. 23, 2021.

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Who Will Watch? Series Devoted To Open Wheel Autonomous Racing Debuts Next Year

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