To get the series off the ground, Formula E teamed up with the company Kinetik, which specializes in developing new technologies. That's fitting, considering the winners in Roborace will be judged solely on their ability to make the most of existing technology -- specifically, write smarter algorithms. In particular, ten teams (including one crowd-sourced one), will be armed with two cars each, and they'll be using the same cars too. The key to success, then, won't come down to any advantage in automotive design, but rather, who can best teach artificially intelligent vehicles to drive like professionally trained humans.
Other than that, Formula E's statement on the matter was fairly brief, though a company spokesperson told Wired UK that Roborace cars would reach top speeds in excess of 300 kilometers per hour, or 186 mph. As The Verge notes, that would make it even faster than Audi's self-driving RS 7 race car, which is rated for up to 149 miles per hour. Other than that, Formula E says it will reveal more details about the races and makeup of the teams early next year.