By Preston LernerPosted 09.26.2004 at 9:20 pm 0 Comments
When racecar engineers dream of a perfect world, they don’t imagine Britney Spears disrobing from a Sparco fire suit. What they fantasize about is a universe without the prima donnas behind the steering wheels. "The driver is not your friend," says Kia Cammaerts, who creates racing simulations."Because unless he's [world champion] Michael Schumacher, all he's doing is slowing the car down." So would engineers ever attempt an automotive version of Deep Blue, the supercomputer that in 1997 humbled chess champ Garry Kasparov?