BMW head-up display

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by BOBITRON, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Cool and interesting <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  2. cool, but i think it would take some getting use to.
     
  3. awesome. thanks man. it is really complicated but. imagine speeding down the straight at 250 kph plus and trying to sort out all that button config instead of givein the road ure 100% attention.
     
  4. Man...thats the view they have. pretty intimidating if you ask me.
     
  5. They have have to sort out 'button config' for the last few seasons.

    They will decide what they want to see during the race at the start, if they want to change it they will have pre-sets and most of it will probably be controlled from the pits. I doubt they will sit there fiddling with it during the race - but if you watch in car footage of current drivers they are constantly changing brake bias, diff settings etc during the race so this won't get in the way ...
     
  6. very cool..

    but in some ways another step forward in computers racing rather than drivers.
     
  7. This is so freaking old dude, it was from like 2 years ago and they never used it.
     
  8. Actually It's more like 10 years old. First ones using helmet mounted HUD were probably paraglider pilots using it with altimeter.
     
  9. No i mean this actual article. It was released by BMW in like 1999 or 2000.
     
  10. If I remember correctly, it was Ralf's helmet manufacturer who developed it, rather than Williams themselves - although they would obviously have been involved ...
     
  11. Yeah, the article stated that testing would be complete in 2002. Nothing new, but I thought it was interesting.
     
  12. no. Ralf was the only one testing it.
     
  13. And all of a sudden they hear that voice in their helmet "hi.. my name is Tina.."
     
  14. And when you crash the helmet tells you how hard you suck at racing.
     
  15. G A M E O V E R
     
  16. Thanks for the article Bob.
     
  17. so has RS been using it this year?
     

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