rotating laterally through 360 degrees,
as well as up and down. That rotating
camera can be joystick-operated by
Veizon IndyCar Series race director Brian
Barnhart to survey the whole scene. This
allows him to not only see exactly where
any of the Safety Trucks are, but also to
judge when an area has been cleared of
debris and damaged cars, and when all
personnel are back in position and safely
clear of the track surface. Thus Barnhart
can estimate more accurately when the
race can return to green-flag conditions.
“As well as giving Race Control a chance
to have more eyes on the track in more
areas than ever before, there are other
major benefits,” says Clark. “The four
Safety Team members in one truck can
see what’s going on with another of the
trucks, because each one comes with
a tablet that allows them to view in
real-time what’s going on.
“So take Long Beach, for example.
If Safety Truck 1 is parked at Turn 2 and
there’s a big incident in Turn 3, they will
obviously be the first responders. Well if
Safety Trucks 2 and 3 are at Turn 5 and
Turn 9, for example, they’re a mile or more
away, but the three guys in each of those
trucks who aren’t driving see on their
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“Each truck has a tablet so
safety Team members know
what’s going on with their
colleagues in another truck”
VERIZON AT THE TRACK
Verizon technology is enhancing the race track
experience in a variety of ways.
For 2015, Verizon has more than doubled – and in
some cases quadrupled – 4G LTE network capacity
at cell sites serving race tracks across the country.
More race fans than ever before can surf the web,
check email, and interact with their social feeds.
Pit lane monitors give race fans, pit crews
and media members access to features on the
INDYCAR 15 app, including the live leaderboard,
in-car cameras, and 3D Live View right on pit
lane. The pit lane monitors are also equipped with
charging stations for mobile devices.
For some lucky fans, Verizon Pit View (BELOW)
gives an unmissable close-up view of the pit lane.
in racing there’s no such thing
as too much information, hence
the popularity of Verizon’s pit
lane monitors. (LeFT) On-the-
spot mobile device charging is
a much-used feature, too.
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