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Formula 1 still relies extensively on real-time telemetry. Only two-way
telemetry was banned in 2003 (basically the pit wall, or bunker back at the
team's home remotely setting things on the car), but F1 wouldn't be what it is
today without streaming telemetry from the cars, which is critical to setting
up, tuning, and in some instances driving the car in race conditions.
Considering that weight penalties in F1 to carry that kind of equipment are
non-trivial, the fact that it is still ran tells me everything I need to know
about the value of telemetry data - provided it can be interpreted properly.
To me, the signal processing stack used to present such a simplified user
interface is really what SRAM is buying, although the IP related to packaging
accelerometers is also fairly useful. Practically speaking, the development
and API related to knowing how to output those simplified parameters is going
to be the most useful part, though further development is key… especially in
the context of E:I type systems where real-time changes, modulated through
user input can become relevant.
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