May 1, 2014
Providing immersive real-time data to INDYCAR 14 app users, the Cosworth Live On Air system has been launched just in time for the Month of May action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Cosworth technology already plays a role in the Verizon IndyCar Series as electronics are fitted on all cars to enable series officials to monitor data and ensure compliance to regulations. The new Live on Air solution will use that existing infrastructure to take the racing experience to a new level for fans, teams and partners.
Car data is streamed to the pit complex, where it is used for timing and scoring and also fed to teams and into the INDYCAR14 app. This data will be used to generate new, engaging content.
“We believe that this new technology has the potential to truly change how fans can interact and engage with motorsport,” said Hal Reisiger, CEO of Cosworth Group Holdings. “As social media and multi-screening becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives, Cosworth Live on Air feeds into the technology that Verizon has been building to immerse fans fully into the race weekend experience.”
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The event weekend also features a craft beer festival, food trucks and gourmet food vendors, alongside numerous interactive games and activities.
Team Penske’s Will Power, who followed a victory in the Verizon IndyCar Series opener at St. Petersburg with second- and fifth-place finishes, was second in voting to Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the quarterly Driver of the Year Foundation Award. … General Motors began construction May 1 on a facility in Wixom, Mich., for race engine design and development, as well as an electric motor laboratory and gear center. ... Verizon IndyCar Series team owner/driver Ed Carpenter on May 1 served as City of Indianapolis “Public Safety Director for a Day.” Among the demonstrations that Carpenter watched were an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course on a driving simulator and a bomb squad robot in action.