Motorsport events are popular all over the world, including rally style ones. Loyal fans know that there’s almost nothing more exciting to watch than a competing car or motorcycle navigating a tricky section of track, spewing gravel and dust in the process.
At the same time, tracking and monitoring relevant data to ensure the accuracy of the results, timely technical and medical assistance, and adequate security measures are crucial.
According to KTVN press releases, the revenue of the motorsport market was US$4,957 million in 2019 and will reach US$8,792 million in 2025.
At the same time, the increasing popularity inevitably leads to an increasing number of accidents, safety problems, challenges for event administrators, race team managers and so on. It is pushing national governments and event organizers not only to implement strict laws and regulations, but also to find up-to-date solutions.
To meet the challenges of motorsport, the variety of models manufactured by Teltonika can be used successfully depending on the specific motorsport specifics, terrain and meteorological conditions.
As an example, we choose the SPECIAL category vehicle GPS tracker FMB204 here .
Its distinguishing features – a compact, rugged, waterproof and dustproof housing with IP67 protection rating, with internal high-gain GNSS/GSM antennas and an internal high-capacity lithium-ion battery.
These characteristics ensure that the device can withstand the elements, driving on asphalt, gravel, mud, sand, puddles of water, slopes, pits, bumps, branches, leaves, grass, etc., in any weather – from the scorching sun to the torrential Rain . Also, the internal battery is very useful when the tracker is unplugged during a race.
- Precise tracking of race cars anytime, anywhere along the track
- Timely help and more security
- Value-added services on demand
- Improved management, administration and reputation of racing events
With extensive features, integrated accelerometer, internal flash memory and usage scenarios, the FMB204 tracks in real-time any motorsport vehicle of interest GNSS coordinates, its speed, battery voltage levels, accelerometer readings, ignition on/off events, overspeed, idling, crash events, etc.
All relevant data is sent over the GSM network to the main and backup servers for monitoring, analysis, making data-driven decisions, taking actions and generating reports via the dedicated race management software platform.