Michelin becomes tire supplier for Roborace series

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Michelin has been named as the official tire supplier for Roborace, the upcoming Formula E support series that features driverless electric cars.

Formula E announced in November 2015 that it would be launching the new series, designed to push the boundaries of autonomous vehicle technology, to support races during its third season.

Roborace is yet to hold its first race despite season three of Formula E starting in Hong Kong two months ago, but has been testing a ‘DevBot’ driverless car at events.

While a timeframe for the first full Roborace event is still unclear, the series announced the arrival of French company Michelin as its tire supplier on Thursday.