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New on board GPS data for TV graphics

New on board GPS data for TV graphics

New on board GPS data for TV graphics

A new feature in the TV graphics for the MotoGP broadcasts is being introduced this weekend during the Alice Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, showing riders' precise situation on the track in real time. The system, based on GPS technology, has been jointly developed by the teams, motorcycle manufacturers, leather suit manufacturers and Dorna Sports engineers.

A transmitter-receiver, mounted either on the bike (GPS Data Bike) or inside the back protector of the rider's leather (GPS Data Rider), sends real time information to the TV International Program Feed unit, where it is converted into graphics and is inserted in the final television signal. This data is transmitted thanks to the On Board system installed on the bike.

In the case of the experimental system installed inside the leather's back protection, a new radio-frequency tool has been developed to transmit data from the rider to the bike via bluetooth technology, avoiding cables or hard connections between the rider and the bike. This will allow the introduction of extended information in the future, such as rider body temperature, heartbeat, etc.

> Riders carrying GPS systems at Sachsenring:

GPS Data Rider:
Byrne - Proton KTM - Alpinestars

GPS Data Bike:
Rossi - Yamaha
Edwards - Yamaha
Hayden – Honda.


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