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Using Vehicle Tracker Systems in Motorsport

By Edited Jun 18, 2015 0 0

Using Vehicle Tracker Systems in Motorsport

Motorsports are constantly pushing the boundaries of what human engineering can achieve, and they are now using state of the art vehicle tracker systems to help them. In sports where everyone 100th of a second matters, tracker systems are giving engineers and trainers incredible insight into how their vehicles, and their drivers, perform under pressure. The data provided by the vehicle tracker units can help to cut out small inefficiencies, and improve the way drivers handle their cars in order to strike a balance between efficiency and lap time. As well as that, they are helping to give spectators and engineers alike a fuller understanding of races.

Why are Trackers Important in Sport?

In order to be the best at a motorsport, you need to combine a quality driver with an ultra-efficient machine. Vehicle tracker systems allow the engineers to monitor the engine as it flies around the track at high speeds. The vehicle tracker also, crucially, allows them to monitor how the driver controls the car. By recording and providing feedback regarding the drivers' acceleration and braking patterns, training can be focused on improving fuel efficiency - a key aspect of modern motor racing. By analysing whether the driver should brake early or late on a tough corner - or whether extra acceleration is needed on a certain part of the track - minor adjustments can be made that often mean the difference between a win and a loss in these incredibly competitive sports.

Use of a Vehicle Tracker in Formula One Racing

Formula One is the most lucrative of all Motorsports and is hugely popular across the globe. The teams do everything in their power to get the most out of their vehicles, and huge amounts of money are spent on improving the final product. A good vehicle tracker system can give the F1 cars a performance boost, but they are also increasingly useful for spectators who are trying to keep track of all of the happenings during a race. As the sport is heavily reliant on pit stops, and the speed of these often decided who the overall winner is, spectators can use the technology to gain an overview of the whole race, and see how the pit stops affect the overall standings. Broadcasters use the vehicle tracker technology to provide live, real time placing information for viewers. This is an important feature as, otherwise, viewers would only be able to focus on the racers who the broadcasters decide to showcase. Introducing a vehicle tracker system to the sport has heightened the excitement for many off of Formula One’s fans, and ensured that the sport continues to innovate.




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