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Flagtronics is introducing a revolution in race flagging.


Our Race Flagging system is an inexpensive in-car, track wide wireless flagging system for racing series small to large.


The Flagtronics Race Flagging system is intended to increase safety, save lives and increase race awareness both inside and outside the vehicle. With rapid in car notification of changing course and sector conditions, safety officials ensure drivers have been notified of hazards on course.


See more at our website, www.flagtronics.com .

Flagtronics will be testing with ChampCar with increasing frequency in 2019 leading up to formal beta hardware. Once release and tested, Production hardware is expected for the 2019/2020 season.
 

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Pretty awesome!

It will be cool for Champcar to be one of the first series using this system.

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Bavarian Mustache Werks used it at VIR and after some initial teething pains on Saturday, it was just OUTSTANDING on Sunday.   I particularly liked it for when the green flags came out again.    I'm not so sure about "sector" awareness...we will see if that will come about, but it was fantastic for full course yellows and reds.

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Interested to see where this goes. It looks like a neat system, but I'm worried that there's so much function rolled in (GPS, CAN, data streaming, etc) that it's going to have a hard time meeting what most of us would consider "cheap" :(

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We used a prototype system at Charlotte earlier in the year and it was fantastic.

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A  friend  of mine developed  a yellow flag warning system for dirt track racing over 20 yrs ago.  Glad to see sports cars may get it now.  

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I really respect your technical talent and gumption to bring something like this to market James.  This is a nifty piece of kit for sure, and you and your team are definitely in a league of your own for electronic talent and execution.

 

Before I say this, I am sorry I can't be so quick to jump onto the bandwagon.

 

Pros:

Notification when flaggers are out of field of view

Notification when driver may miss a flag

 

Cons:

Cost

Reliability

Complexity

 

I just really hope this doesn't become "one more thing" we are required to buy.  I don't see these replacing flaggers in the future, so it is just one more thing to "go wrong". 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Huggy said:

I just really hope this doesn't become "one more thing" we are required to buy.  I don't see these replacing flaggers in the future, so it is just one more thing to "go wrong". 

 

 

 

this can never replace flaggers, ever.

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What a great example of situational awareness by the driver at VIR in the video 😄😄

 

 

Was definitely an awesome system, was glad I got to experience it over the summer.

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Not interested. Got enough new mandates that require an annual commitment of funds and planned obsolescence. This is BUDGET racing.

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I got some time in Tyler's car with this system at Nelson ledges.   It was awesome!

 

I can't wait for this to be used in champcar.

 

It was amazing.  

 

It actually seemed to go to be true when Tyler explained what it did.  It did it!

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41 minutes ago, JDChristianson said:

Maybe.  

 

 

 Try one, Your mind might change

 Don’t need it but you will want it.

 

Didn’t realize they were so far ahead, glad to see it near market.

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9 hours ago, Team Infiniti said:

 Try one, Your mind might change

 Don’t need it but you will want it.

 

Didn’t realize they were so far ahead, glad to see it near market.

I said maybe.   I don't really want to spend 100 bucks for something to tell me when there is a full course yellow.  I still have to watch the flag stands, right?    

Help me out with something more than "it was so wonderful that I danced in the streets"    Does it tell me about local yellows, standing local yellows, waving local yellow, ev on track.  Does it go  back to green after I've passed the incident.    Who pushes the button, the corner worker?  race control?  After the flag is waving and it gets called in?  I saw some video with it in a car, I guess it was ok once you've trained yourself to look at it all the time.  

 

If it stays optional and not something that every team has to buy, I'm all for it.  Our team could even end up with one, who knows.  

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 I asked the same questions in person when we tried one out, Yes, there is a human factor, but was satisfied with the answers given after seeing its potential. 

 

It would only be logical, the more sold, the better they will get at accuracy.

 

 

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