At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha brought a robot driver, Motobot, that was built to race. The robot was quoted, "I was created to surpass you," challenging racer Valentino Rossi.
Currently Motobot is capable of hitting 62 mph in a straight line on a regular motorcycle. Yamaha plans to teach him to corner and run a slalom and he also learns as he races.
In response to Motobot's challenge, Formula E has announced an event called Roborace. It will have driverless vehicles and will race for one hour.
The end goal of could provide a platform for completely autonomous vehicles in the future.