Magneti Marelli wins the “Motorsport Technology of the year” award
On the occasion of the eleventh edition of the Professional MotorSport World EXPO 2016, the main European event for all professionals in the motorsport competition sector, which took place in Cologne from 9 to 11 November, Magneti Marelli received the “Motorsport Technology of the year” award. The award was assigned to the High-Speed Camera by a jury composed of international sector experts, who underlined its important potential in terms of security and public involvement.
The High-Speed Camera is a front-mounted camera aimed at the driver’s helmet, which is capable of filming images with a frequency of 400 frames per second. This device has a crucial and completely new function in terms of safety: thanks to the elevated frame rate, it is capable of recording high-resolution and very detailed images of the movement of the driver’s neck and head, and, in the case of an accident, supplies potentially very important information for the reconstruction of the dynamics of traumatic events and aiding the interpretation of data provided by the other sensors positioned on the vehicle.
“We are honoured to have received such an important award – stated Roberto Dalla, Head of Magneti
Marelli Motorsport - also because it fully embodies the prime objectives of Magneti Marelli Motorsport in the competition field: to develop, through racing, new technology which we will see applied to our massproduced cars in the near future, and to place our know-how and abilities at the disposal of the FIA, in order to continuously improve the safety of racing and road-going cars”.