NETWORK TAKES INDY AHEAD

Delco Electronics and Mercedes Benz have teamed to produce what’s hailed as a new generation of race car electronics. Their GenV, now running in an Indy, covers engine management, data acquisition, chassis control, driver information, telemetry and alternator controls. With GenV, all functions are integrated on what appears to users as a single system. It’s […]

Delco Electronics and Mercedes Benz have teamed to produce what’s hailed as a new generation of race car electronics. Their GenV, now running in an Indy, covers engine management, data acquisition, chassis control, driver information, telemetry and alternator controls.

With GenV, all functions are integrated on what appears to users as a single system. It’s based on an in-car digital comms network operating at 20Mbps. It’s physically compact, robust and light weight, using magnesium housings. And, it links all the processing units distributed around the car, providing a throughput of some 150 million instructions per second.

All data is available at all points around the car, so all sorts of multi-variable control schemes can be tested without the old problem of an explosion of wiring and installation and set-up times. Race engineers can add or remove logging functions at will, making their own changes to software as they go.

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