Amazon has announced a fully autonomous scale race car to help developers with automotive ML.

The announcement states “AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car which offers an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL). RL is an advanced ML technique which takes a very different approach to training models than other machine learning methods. Its super power is that it learns very complex behaviors without requiring any labeled training data, and can make short term decisions while optimizing for a longer term goal.

“With AWS DeepRacer, you now have a way to get hands-on with RL, experiment, and learn through autonomous driving. You can get started with the virtual car and tracks in the cloud-based 3D racing simulator, and for a real-world experience, you can deploy your trained models onto AWS DeepRacer and race your friends, or take part in the global AWS DeepRacer League. Developers, the race is on.”