Afar radios provide wireless data telemetry to enhance TV coverage of NASCAR and Indy 500 Racing events
Afar radios are now racing around the tracks at both the Indy 500 Racing League and the NASCAR events. The RACEf/x system developed by Sportvision provides visual enhancements for live TV coverage of the racing events. The system uses differential GPS to determine the exact location of every car which then allows the announcer to turn on one or more “pointers” to identify the various cars in the race. It also lets the TV broadcasters add, on the fly, virtual dashboards displaying a car’s vital statistics in real time.
The Sportvision RACEf/x system using the Afar radios to provide the wireless data telemetry was first introduced during the 2006 Indy 500 Racing League season, and is now also being used in the NASCAR Busch 2007 season.