AMERICAN ENDURANCE RACING TO USE FLAGGER IN-CAR ALERT SYSTEM

AMERICAN ENDURANCE RACING TO USE FLAGGER IN-CAR ALERT SYSTEM

American Endurance Racing is happy to announce they will be using the Flagger In-Car System, developed by East Coast Racing Technologies, Inc. at all of their 2021 events.  

Flagger sends drivers instantaneous notifications when dangerous situations arise on track through the Flagger In-Car using a custom LCD screen and bright LED lights. Utilizing a combination of GPS technology and secure radio telemetry, the Flagger In-Car provides location-specific alerts to drivers. The device is in the driver’s line of sight on the dashboard and can signal to the driver at any point on the track. Since drivers are more alert to potentially dangerous situations around them at all times, fewer accidents occur, creating a cleaner, more enjoyable race for everyone involved.

Every corner worker is equipped with a portable wireless FlagStation Controller that allows them to electronically set flags which are instantly received in vehicles on the Flagger In-Car. In the control tower, the status of each corner marshal is displayed on a screen with a large track map, allowing the race director to see exactly what is happening everywhere on track.  Track Control can also send car specific flags like mechanical and black flags as well as messages to all vehicles or specific groups of cars.  

Taking track awareness a step further, the Flagger In-Car also notifies track control if a vehicle has stopped on track, spun, or experienced an impact.  This aids in quicker response time from track marshals when it matters most.

The Flagger In-Car needs no connection to the car or permanent installation, making it suitable for everything from a brand new sports car to a fully developed race car. 

On July 15, 2021 AER will mandate the Flagger In-Car for all cars racing in the series.  Some rental units will be available from AER but it is strongly urged that each team gets their own Flagger In-Car.  

AER has followed the development of this exciting new technology since seeing it at the 2017 Performance Racing Industries trade show and shares Flagger’s enthusiasm for more alert drivers, informed track control personnel and empowered corner worke

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 Corner marshals are empowered with a portable wireless FlagStation device that allows them to electronically set flags which are instantly received in vehicles on a compact Flagger In-Car mobile device. Using a combination of GPS technology and secure radio telemetry, the Flagger In-Car device provides location-specific alerts to drivers using a custom LCD screen and bright LED lights. In race control, the status of each corner marshal is displayed with a large track map on screen allowing the race director to see exactly what is happening everywhere on track.

The Flagger In-Car Mobile Device is impossible to miss when mounted on a car’s dash or windscreen. Bright LED lights will flash making the driver very aware of flags set by corner workers. The in-car alert system greatly reduces the chance of secondary impacts with stopped or slow moving cars, debris on track, or with a faster overtaking vehicle.

Taking safety a step further, the Flagger In-Car Mobile Device can also notify track control if a vehicle has stopped on track, spun, or experienced an impact, providing crucial information about the driver’s condition. This aids in quicker response time from track marshals and keeps drivers safer when it matters most.

The Flagger System, created by East Coast Racing Technologies, Inc., was developed and tested at Atlanta Motorsports Park by AMP founding member Glenn Stephens. The in-car Flagger Mobile needs no connection to the car or permanent installation, making it suitable for everything from a brand new sports car to a fully developed race car. In addition to critical flag information, the track operator can send flags and messages to all vehicles, specific groups of cars or individual drivers.

Glenn from Flagger said, “As a founding member of the track, it’s great to work with AMP to develop Flagger. We’re pleased that AMP will adopt the technology to improve safety.”

Atlanta Motorsports Park is the perfect place for Flagger to implement this revolutionary new technology thanks to the track’s drastic changes in elevation. The AMP main circuit is FIA grade two certified which will help Flagger as they continue to expand to tracks and racing series across the country.

Starting in 2021, the Flagger System will be used in all AMP Racing Series events. Drivers who opt-in will have the option to either Buy or Rent an Alert System to make their racing safer!

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