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their performance. Seeing how all of this comes together in the heat of the race provides a fascinating look at this industry as a harbinger for smart manufacturing in Indiana. Long gone are the days of a pit crew changing tires after a set number of laps, and the driver getting a squirt of water. Today, car and driver are equipped with over 200 sensors that feed real time data to engineers and data scientists, allowing them to make

informed decisions about the race when it is needed. So where does all this data come from? The first place to look is no further than the drivers own earpiece. Housed in this tiny communication device is a collection site for enormous amounts of data. The sensor system uses accelerometers to measure changes in linear force. It sends out voltages and measures the amplitude to collect valuable data. This information is used primarily to study crashes and make the driver and car safer. McLaren Electronics


has developed the TAG-320 as a device to log analytics gathered from several sensors on the car. This processing unit monitors the powertrain of the car, as well as high-speed telemetry control, and provides real time data associated with the throttle, clutch, and engine. Indy car teams also use technology that allows them to predict different outcomes based on track conditions and driver behaviors. MATLAB (Simulink), provides a history of tendencies and results that assists teams in preparing

2015-2016 DCMME Annual Report  
2015-2016 DCMME Annual Report