...are one step closer with ROBORACE. And yes, the FIA is involved.
The hour long driverless races will take place before the Formula E series races (E here stands for electric). 10 teams will hit the grid, each fielding two cars...
...and all of the cars will be identical. The only difference will be the software. The point is to develop driverless car technology further - much as auto racing in general has developed a lot of the safety technologies we now take for granted.
I'll just start to worry when they start taking each other out deliberately.