Engineering the perfect balance of technology and speed
In the world of Supercars, where every second counts, technology and speed are vital. The telemetry from Supercar to Engineering Crew has to be immediate, accurate and reliable. Using the measurements of car performance the engineers work closely with the drivers for that extra edge. Communicating seamlessly is a key factor which iseek manages on and off the track.
Supercar racer, Todd Hazelwood, says he relies on a lot of information “that gets fed live from the telemetry that we collect in the Supercar all the way back to our data management platform. That’s all provided from iseek.”
“There’s 160 sensors in the Supercar that collects data and it all gets transferred live,” explains Todd.
Wes McDougall, Racing Engineer says the telemetry “gives us all the information we need to know about Todd’s car when he’s out on the racetrack.” It’s beamed back to us so we can see live what’s happening.
“We’ve got over 70 channels of information being fed back in real time. We can see every movement that Todd makes—including the steering wheel, brake pedal, throttle… As well as things like tyre pressures, engine temperatures, and critical information like fuel numbers which comes in handy during the races.”
Jason Gomersall, iseek Founder & CEO says racing is “about technology and it’s about speed—which is what iseek is about.” There’s a lot of iseek technology in the race team. “We use the iseek Cloud and a lot of technology we use at the racetrack is supported and built by iseek.”