RARS is the Robot Auto Racing Simulation,  in which the drivers are robot programs. It is intended as a competition among programmers. The host software with source for it can be downloaded from rars.sourceforge.net. Current version is 0.91.

The competition for programmers and an on-going challenge for practicioners of Artificial Intelligence and real-time adaptive optimal control. It consists of a simulation of the physics of cars racing on a track, a graphic display of the race, and a separate control program (robot "driver") for each car. All RARS software and activities are free and open to the public. It runs on DOS, Windows, OS/2, UNIX, Linux, and several other platforms.


If you want to have documentation. How to write a robot ? What are the new features of the new version.? The bugs ? An applet showing all the tracks ? How to compile ... What are the parameters to run Rars ...

Look the documentation


If you want to see some images, click on one of the both image below.

ImagesOpenGL - Linux

Grand Prix of Suzuka on Windows
Car models
A car seen with OpenGL on Linux


We have also an active mailing list : rars-races@lists.sourceforge.net
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The race are now runned by Dennis Lew <dennis_l76@yahoo.ca> To participate, send you car/code to Dennis and subscribe to the mailing list to see your result. Good luck !