Note: To see all three videos, click on the headline.
Does your code go 218 m.p.h.?
The code on this project goes that fast and faster. In October we traveled to meet the Target Indy Race Team (Chip Ganassi Racing) to find out how the Target team uses the technology.
OK, OK, a Microsoft employee, Eric Maino got us tickets and introduced us to the team. We knew the Target team uses lots of Microsoft stuff, so we were very fortunate to get into the garage and other behind-the-scenes areas.
The interview starts in the garage. It got a bit noisy, sorry about that (keep watching, the interview starts at about 1:30 after we stop and start). You meet Brad who's an engineer on the team.
More than 30 sensors on each car spits out tons of data on each car on all sorts of things. How high the car is off the ground (all four wheels). Fuel flow. Speed. Temperatures of tires and brakes.
Oh, and show this one to your kids! This will get them to go to University. You don't get on this team without a technical college degree.
Later, at about 33:00 you'll meet the race engineer. He runs the entire team from a Tablet PC.
There's actually three videos in this series. This one, an interview with the driver, and a look at the equipment in the pits.
Sorry these took so long to get to you. We had some troubles encoding the video off of our new HD camcorder.
We want to thank the Target Race Team (Chip Ganassi Racing). They treated us very well and gave us access every kid dreams of.