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July 20, 2016, 12:01 p.m. -  Tehllama42

#!markdown 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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