Featured in June’s edition of Racecar Engineering, you can now download your own copy of the special technology report featuring Control – Race Winning Telemetry.

Bentley GT3 Telemetry

Focused on telemetry networking, reporter Stewart Mitchell met with our Technical Director and founder Nathan Sanders to discuss how telemetry systems have evolved to work effectively and reliably in Motorsport.

Covering everything from the evolution of Motorsport telemetry, to handling coverage challenges at some of the toughest racetracks around the world, this is one to read for anyone who wants to understand how improving their telemetry can improve their race strategy.

“Networking: How data transmitting services have evolved to work effectively and reliably in today’s congested airwaves.

By Stewart Mitchell

Racecar telemetry and data transmitting systems have come a long way since the days of huge data logging boxes mounted inside the cockpit collecting analogue sensor input data at low resolution. The information back then was crude and challenging for engineers to decipher after the car came back to the pit lane.

Data logging technology’s evolution saw it move to digital sensors and smaller data storage boxes uploaded to static computers in the pit lane when the car came back to the garage.

Then came radiotelemetry, which could transfer data from the car wirelessly to the pit lane. This was a true revolution for the racecar engineer. Radiotelemetry is still used extensively today, but has its limitations – fundamentally, coverage and bandwidth.

The challenges of coverage are a function of the distance over which radio transmitters can transfer signals and data. Radio doesn’t go very far and causes major signal issues at large circuits, especially those with significant gradient changes such as the Nürburgring or Spa Francorchamps…”

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