Red Bull Cheever Racing handled its two entries into Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 in part with wireless technology from Cisco.
Cisco provided Eddie Cheever Jr., the team owner, and race crews for drivers Alex Barron and Patrick Carpentier with wireless data over Cisco Aironet access points, a mobile access router and Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol phones.
The teams used the Cisco gear for real-time information and statistical updates.
Barron finished 13th and Carpentier 21st.
“Cisco is changing the way our team communicates and analyzes data,” Cheever said before the race. “For example, using the Cisco solution, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in a single-lap around the track, we get nearly double the amount of coverage, in the transmission of data from car to engineers, than any other team. This complete footprint of the track means we get crucial information when it happens, without delay. This is the wave of the future and we are extremely excited to partner with Cisco in this project.”