Cosworth Electronics extends BTCC partnership

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Cosworth has announced it is to extended its supply of electronics hardware to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for a further six years, supporting the series with its latest generation Intelligent Colour Display (ICD) Dash Loggers and Intelligent Power Systems (IPS32) hardware to complement the existing supply of ECUs, complete car looms, sensor packages and aliveDRIVE video data system.

Cosworth’s ICD Dash Logger builds on the group’s Omega platform and features a full colour 6.2″ TFT display, powerful multi-core microprocessor, integrated graphics processor and configurable tri-colour LED arrays. 

The IPS32 Power Management System is the foundation of Cosworth’s third generation range of power management products, which has been extended to include an ultra-lightweight, 48 channel variant.

Cosworth’s provision of its ICD and IPS32 to BTCC competitors from 2016 will add the latest in chassis electronics alongside the group’s aliveDRIVE video-capture platform and scrutineering platform. Cosworth’s aliveDRIVE system records high definition in-car video, synchronised with on-car data to produce immersive content that bring fans closer to the action on track and enables championship officials to make informed scrutineering and stewarding decisions.

After each 2016 qualifying session, Cosworth’s aliveDRIVE platform will enable fans to view the pole-setting lap from inside the cockpit, complete with bespoke on-screen data overlays. These videos will be uploaded to BTCC’s social media channels and shared by Cosworth and other media, providing fans with the best insight to date into Britain’s premier motor racing series.

“Cosworth has played an important role in the BTCC over many years, and we are delighted to renew our collaboration in providing the latest hardware and software from our electronics team,” stated Thomas Buckler, commercial director, Cosworth. “The ICD Dash Logger and IPS32 systems have already proved a great success on the international stage but it is satisfying to provide support to a series so close to home, with the latest generations now offering more flexibility and reliability than ever before. This updated agreement is an extension to our existing relationship with BTCC and sees the series brought fully in line with Cosworth’s latest electronics offering. The growth of the BTCC in recent years has been impressive: technical credibility, increased coverage, fantastic racing and more manufacturer involvement.”

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