Bosch and Pratt & Miller - Forward Focus Collision Avoidance
A Pratt & Miller Engineering and Bosch Motorsports partnership is taking
steps toward making the world of motorsports safer through an award-winning
radar system. The Collision Avoidance System, which tracks cars and
distances, works as an "extra set of eyes," as Corvette racer Richard
Westbrook described. Track images are captured and overlaid with radar data
on the rear view display. This allows for at-a-glance driver recognition,
even at night and in the rain.
This integration of multiple hardware and software components started
gaining a great deal of attention last March, with its debut at the 12
Hours of Sebring. Within a year's time, the system has received two awards
in the motorsports community, is now in its production ready version and is
about to be shipped across the world to teams in need.
The new version totes some serious improvements: 50% thinner, 30% lighter
and streamlined internal hardware components for improved reliability and
manufacturability. This has been the result of intense collaboration with
Bosch Motorsports and their production expertise over the last two months.
One of the advantages of this system is that the driver doesn't need to
take their eyes off the road; they can utilize it with just their
peripheral vision due to how the interface is designed. "This has kind of
been the goal all along," says Chris Hammond, the Lead Radar System
Engineer at Pratt & Miller. "It's funny that we are developing this product
and putting so much time into how it looks and functions, to have the end
goal of making it so the driver never has to look directly at it."
While the Corvette C7.R is one of the fastest GT cars, they aren't the
fastest overall on the track. With two other faster classes that run at the same time,
being able to see those cars as they are approaching creates a safer
environment for overtaking and provides teams and fans with what they
wantâ€” more green-flag racing.
Motus - Birthplace of Speed
The Motus MST prototypes in Daytona for Bike Week 2011. The bikes are seen
here on Ormond Beach, the birthplace where speed and motorcycles were
forever linked in 1904 thanks to Glenn Curtiss.
This video marks the end of our week-long "officially official" prototype
unveiling, and the beginning of our American Sport Tour. Follow the Motus
Facebook page for the latest updates on our whereabouts throughout 2011.
Special thanks to our Pratt & Miller Support Crew and for their incredible
dedication and expertise.
Directed by Jason Ruha. Photography and art direction by Neale Bayly.
"Fire in the Belly" performed for Motus by Steve Gorman and Patrick Keeler
of The Hurt Report.
2006 Corvette Pratt & Miller Carbon Fiber Body "C6RS" Lingenfelter Collection
A 2006 Corvette built by Pratt & Miller...8.2L...all Carbon Fiber
body...only nine ever built....this one is part of the Lingenfelter
Collection....one cool car...check it out!!!...Make sure you follow me so
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Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS Review
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch and
Switchcars.com to test out the baddest street Corvette ever, the Pratt &
Miller Corvette C6RS. For more information about the C6RS, visit
Pratt & Miller Restorations Overview - August 2011
Here is what is currently happeneing in the Restoration Dept. at Pratt &
Miller Engineering. This video gives you a behind the scenes look at the
current projects and happenings.
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R - Build and Development
See what it takes to build and develop the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in time
for its inaugural race at the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, in the newly
formed, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo! - Head 2 Head Ep. 62
On this episode of Head 2 Head presented by Tire Rack, it's a clash between
the two most capable cars from the USA and Japan: the Chevrolet Corvette
Z06 and the Nissan GT-R Nismo. Both of these juggernauts pack massive horsepower, from 600
to 650 hp, and incredible racetrack capabilities with wide and sticky
tires, but which one is the top performer? Through Motor Trend's standard
gamut of tests, a drive on the road, and a day at the racetrack with Randy
Pobst, we find out.
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