Autotalks and the Israeli startup Griiip have demonstrated the world’s first motorsport Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) application on a racetrack.
As part of the demonstration, which took place on March 15, 2018 in a new motorsport park in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Griiip equipped all their G1 racecars on the track with Autotalks’ V2X solution, based on the CRATON2 chipset. According to the companies, the newly demonstrated motorsport V2V solution is set to eliminate a significant number of racecar accidents and casualties in professional and amateur racing.
Autotalks and Griiip motorsport V2V solution understands when a racecar seriously endangers the safety of other drivers – for example when a driver loses control of the car and stops in a dangerous place on the track or when a car slows down unexpectedly.
In such scenarios, an alert is immediately sent to all the drivers approaching the danger, in order to prevent a crash. The alert is flashing yellow lights and a buzzersound which increases in intensity as the car gets closer to the danger area. By providing an instant, clear warning, rather than waiting for the yellow flag, horrific on-track accidents can be avoided, which often become chain accidents due to the high speeds involved.