Formula 1 Racetrack Tech Infiltrates Our World

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Formula 1 Racetrack Tech Infiltrates Our World

Formula 1’s technology goes beyond the race track. This talk will go into how Formula 1 technology makes the world a better place. Technology developed in Formula 1 is now used by air traffic controllers to predict which departures and arrivals are most likely to happen out of schedule at an airport by running thousands of simulations every second giving real time data. Hospitals use McLaren F1’s data systems to continuously monitor patients in intensive care wards, not only helping doctors care better for their patients but find trends and conduct vital research. Pushing the limits of engineering to gain hundredths of a second over the competition makes for a spectacular sport, and the innovations born out of F1 are shaping the world in so many – often unseen – ways.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Beginner