Mercedes Invites Fans to Develop VR or AR Solution to Help F1 Racing Team Collaborate Better

Published by , July 11, 2016 1:02 am

(EconomicTimesAuto) Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team has invited its fans worldwide to harness their technical know-how and passion for F1 racing to see how virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) technologies could be used to help the team collaborate more quickly and efficiently in the run-up to and during each Grand Prix. ¬†For a chance of winning the USD $50,000 Grand Prize, fans need to develop a solution that uses VR or AR to enable closer collaboration between the team of engineers trackside, and those working remotely at the team’s factory in the UK.
Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical) of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, and one of the judges of the 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, says, “There is great scope for us to use the latest VR and AR technologies to enhance and speed up both the remote team’s ability to analyse car data and suggest solutions to issues that may arise on the track, and the trackside team’s ability to harness the insights from the remote team. These ideas could give the team a new kind of competitive edge.”

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