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Self-driving race cars zip into history at CES

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Las Vegas (AFP) – A racecar with nobody at the wheel snaked around another to snatch the lead on an oval track at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday in an unprecedented high-speed match between self-driving vehicles. Members of Italian-American team PoliMOVE cheered as their Formula 1 racecar, nicknamed “Minerva,” repeatedly passed a rival entered by South Korean team Kaist. Minerva was doing nearly 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) when it blew past the Kaist car, easily beating  the top speed hoped for by race organizers. But every racer was deemed a winner by organ…

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