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Mclaren Betters Its Formula 1 Performance Via Digital Twins

 - Apr 10, 2018
References: mclaren & hannovermesse.de
McLaren uses virtually representational race car technology to support its drivers on race day. The Formula 1 British racing cars have a built-in artificial intelligence unit that sends massive amounts of sensor-collected data directly to McLaren's mainframe computer. This allows for better visualization in real time,a safer experience for drivers, as well as the ability to identify mechanical problems faster and with greater accuracy.

The race car technology creates a digital twin of the vehicle that "runs the racecourse virtually." Among the mechanical and vehicle-specific information, the computer collects other sensory data such as weather, temperature and soil conditions. By taking all of those factors and the way they interact with one another into consideration, McLaren is able to create a better and safer experience for its drivers and race cars.