That's a pretty cool car and the author is correct about it being fast. I didn't see the article or BOM posted on the website. I'll be interested to see the circuit schematic diagram and Arduino sketch. Love to share it with my ITT Tech Microprocessor and Microcontroller students.
the next step is obviously for the vehicle to run based on a stored sequence of moves, followede by running moves dictated by sensor inputs. It could race against other vehicles on an oval track without needing to be super adaptive, so that would be a good choice of a starting point.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.