Racing Cars set to fly? You’ve got to be kidding!
The racing cars of the future will be able to fly, change colour on the go and drive equally as fast on snow or ice…or at least according to the children of today.
A group of 6,000 kids from around the world, aged 6 to 10, were asked what they think motorsport vehicles will look like in 2043 - when some of them might even be behind the wheel - with some even believing the high-tech vehicles will be able to leap over other cars to avoid crashes.
Meanwhile, over three quarters (76%) of youngsters think that robots will take over the world and eventually replace humans behind the wheel – a rather concerning prediction!
The research was carried out by One Poll to launch Nissan's EV School – a new series in which Nissan Formula E Team drivers, Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz, lend a hand to educate the kids of today on the wonderful world of electric vehicles. This was a dream come true for some of them, given over two thirds (66%) of youngsters said they would love to meet a real-life racing driver.
During the series, the pair were grilled about their own experiences behind the wheel, as well as their views on electric vehicles and what the future of motorsport could look like, before putting the children through their paces in mini electric cars.
Norman Nato said: "It's important to teach kids about the future and all of them will be driving electric vehicles when they grow up. Everything we develop in our Formula E cars is designed to make a better tomorrow. We work hard on creating technology that becomes available in electric road cars and it's exciting for me to be at the forefront of innovation.''
Sacha Fenestraz said: "The future of Formula E is going to be extremely exciting and it's great to hear what the next generation of drivers think it will look like. I don't know what's going to happen in the next 20 to 30 years, maybe we'll be able to race in flying cars, but I hope robot drivers don't replace us!"