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2018 ushered in a new era for the IndyCar Series with an all-new technical package that included a substantial upgrade to our performance electronics solutions, and the 2019 season will see further significant software developments delivered with the release of Toolbox v10.
The season gets underway at the popular St. Petersburg circuit in Florida on March 10. It promises to be the biggest season to date as the NTT IndyCar Series is set for broadcast to 100 nations around the world, including Canada, the UK, Japan, Spain, Sweden, France, New Zealand and Brazil.
On the back of a working relationship that dates back over two decades, we enhanced our support to the IndyCar series last season with renewed investment into our suite of electronics. Drivers and teams up and down the grid reaped the rewards, with the ability to collect and analyse track data faster and more accurately than ever before in a streamlined, higher performing system.
“The level of information we can provide to the driver through our solutions is fantastic,” said a leading IndyCar team. “The telemetry service allows us to plan for changes in the pits before the car has even radioed he is coming in. The support team do an excellent job of getting us up to speed with the Cosworth system.”
One of the main talking points has been the CCW MkII steering wheel, featuring an integrated full colour, fully customisable display unit for the first time. Drivers and engineers can choose the information they find most useful and customise the pages of the dash accordingly, using the data to maximise their performance from the season opener at St. Pete, to the prestigious Indy500 and beyond. Alternatively, teams integrate our CDU 4.3 into custom wheels to display information more clearly to the drivers – and of course, the fans watching at home.
To analyse the data captured by our CLU, SJU and IPS32, new for 2019 is Toolbox v10, the latest update to our market leading analysis software enabling faster and more efficient data processing and delivering numerous feature updates benefiting the engineers in pit-road.
Our ethos has always been to take technology from race to road. As our expertise and knowledge of IndyCar has grown, so too have our technologies. All of this has culminated in the most advanced electronics solution IndyCar has run, while evolving our business in motorsport, automotive, aerospace and marine.