Digital Slot Car Race Sets
Digital slot car race sets aim to allow many independently controlled cars to drive on each lane and for the cars to be able to switch lanes and overtake. The different brands are incompatible with each other, but work on the same basic principles. Most of the systems use the same modular track pieces as their brand's analog counterparts, although the analog Powerbase and hand-controllers must be removed. In digital, the focus of the race becomes the other cars since multiple cars can race and overtake each other. It introduces the challenges and elements of real motor-racing -- such as blocking, passing and even refueling. You have to be aware of who is behind you and who is in front, whether there are slower cars ahead of you in your lane or faster ones behind.