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Who are CarWow? YouTube’s most-watched car channel

Published: 8/Sep/2020 16:21

by Kieran Bicknell

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Car reviews, drag racing, and consumer buying advice can all be found on CarWow’s YouTube channel. Having broken their own view records time and again, CarWow is now officially the most-watched YouTube car channel of all time.

Fresh off the back of celebrating their best-ever month of viewing numbers and new subscribers in August, CarWow has now been officially named the most-watched automotive YouTube channel of all time.

Launched in 2014 as a car-buying comparison channel; CarWow has now expanded its YouTube channel to incorporate supercar tests, drag races, and head-to-head challenges with great success.

Having accrued over 700,000 new subscribers in less than six months, CarWow recorded a massive 75m views in the month of August alone. Since April 1 2020, they have recorded over 227.1 views, equivalent to over 21.5m hours of viewing time or 895,833.33 days.

Their off-roader tug-of-war video has achieved an astonishing 5.46m views:

Showing no signs of slowing down

With the introduction of more entertainment-focused videos, these have performed the best on the CarWow channel and have helped to boost their viewing figures to where they are today.

From pitting six-figure supercars against each other to playing automotive tug-of-war, their videos have proven to be a hit in recent months and show no sign of slowing down.

With the majority of CarWow’s subscribers being under 35 (70% to be precise) the shift towards entertainment-focused videos has been a landmark pillar in the channels rise to prominence.

Not only is the CarWow channel available in English, but there are also dedicated sub-channels for various languages, ensuring that viewers across the planet are able to access and enjoy the content they produce.

Racing supercars and hypercars has become staple content for CarWow.

Featuring regular collaborations with the likes of famed car wrapper Yiannimize, editorial director Mat Watson heads up the CarWow YouTube team, presenting everything from their challenge videos to consumer-focused car reviews.

Speaking about being crowned the ‘most-watched automotive YouTube channel’ Mat had the following to say:

“We have had an incredible year with the channel. Having a world record-breaking month would be reason to celebrate under any circumstances but it’s a particularly amazing achievement [with everything going on] We will strive to ensure the highest quality of videos for our global audience and are looking forward to the next milestone.”

With their almost daily content uploads, a mixture of consumer and entertainment-focused videos, and snappy presenting style, the CarWow channel looks set to continue its incredible growth for the foreseeable future.

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Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.