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TELEMETRIC: O2 supports BMW Motorsport at the 24hrs Race
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 08.05.05 - 17:08:38 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 7828x
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This years technology partner of BMW at the 24hrs race on the Nürburgring (Germany) was O2 Germany who provided the used Xda III and network infrastructure.
Based on infoware's GPRS and GPS tracking solution, the BMW mechanics crew got the current vehicle position as well as telemetric data on their Xda III Pocket PCs.
These data also included vital values like engine speed, mileage, speed information and the overal telemetric monitoring of the engine and car.

Even Dr. Mario Theissen, head of BMW Motorsport Group, used an Xda III while he was in Barcelona today for the Formula 1 Grand Pix race and he stood connected with his engineers in Germany via GPRS and the used Xda III!

Another great example how Pocket PCs, GSM/GPRS and GPS can used in serious cases to make the motor-sport even more successful.
I should also mention that BMW won the 24hrs. Thanks to the used Pocket PCs? Not sure but at least it helped - I'm sure.

Well done O2 and congratulations BMW!

Cheers ~ Arne

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