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 workers.