EM Motorsport is returning to Formula 1 for the 2014 season with its updated marshalling system. As well as the proven light panel and radio technology the system now using a new bespoke GPS and inertial positioning system that takes advantage of know-how first developed by EM’s sister company Temis for use in the Vega satellite launch programme in 2013. The introduction of the new GPS receiver and the new modelling algorithms further increased the performance of the Marshalling positioning system.
BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson: “The re-introduction of GPS this year is proving very useful for the teams. Every car is fitted with a transponder, which allows the teams to monitor the pace of their rivals. “It’s even possible for them to produce an overlay of another car’s fastest lap and work out where it’s faster or slower relative to theirs. Perhaps now, as we start to see some low-fuel runs this afternoon, this will take on even more significance.”
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