There are a lot of grassroots motorsports racers who like to take their GoPro shotgun so they can analyze the data of their run. But, if you are an advanced video surveillance company, how about showing off your wares on the racetrack to show what you can do?
IC Realtime has developed a remote-viewing platform that captures 720-degree video with no blind spots or moving parts.
According to Ivan Onuchin, Head of R&D for IC Realtime “Pulling from experience in having brought to market our single-lens Immersive-360 camera line, our R&D division has pioneered a remote viewing platform comprised of proprietary software- leveraging gyroscopic movement technology- and a dual-lens 720-degree camera system. By incorporating many software sensors and synchronizing both front and rear spheres (camera lenses) together, we’re able to capture 360 degree x 360 degree video to create a 3D-like experience that puts the viewer completely in the center of the action.”
So, when you invent such a camera system, where do you bolt it? On a Ferrari, of course.
“We originally spec’d the technology for auto racing as it’s one of the most extreme testing grounds we can get our hands on. Its first application is in Scuderia Corsa’s Ferrari 458 Italia No. 63- a car that is currently competing on the US circuit, and won the championship last year.”
It sounds like really cool tech, especially when combined with something like Google Glass for an immersive experience. In the meantime, any technology that can potentially capture accidents caused by asshat drivers rank high in our book. This technology could be coupled with the next generation of Blind Spot Detection Systems.