OPTIMAL CONNECTIVITY at Gulf 12H Race
Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi
16th – 17th December 2016
The team of OPTIMAL CONNECTIVITY provided mission critical cable harnesses and connectors to one of the teams.
Our solutions “Made in U.A.E.” helped to have seamless data and video communication from the car to the team at the pit. All telemetric data and streams from different on-board cameras were streamed to a server which fed these data directly&life to You-tube.
Harnesses for Race Cars
Our harnesses are used in telemetry applications in car racing. Extremely robust, high temperature coaxial, signaling and electrical cables together with active devices LTE- and WiFi-transceivers allow to monitor all data provided by the race car in order to assist the team and the driver.
Therefore we decided to use in the car special Push-Pull RF connectors (QMA-Type) and specially double-screened cables to avoid signal loss and signal interference. Previously, the communication team used screw-type connectors which tend to open or even disintegrate due to constant vibration, acceleration and braking force up to 6G.
Our design proved that sometimes “small” things can make the “big” difference thanks to Push-Pull connectors. A Push-Pull connector provides defined connectivity by mating within a click of a second. It opens only when a ring is pulled back. Ideal, when you need to rely on fast releasing and mating during e.g. pit-stop breaks.
- About the event:
The sixth edition of the Gulf 12 Hours, the most glamorous – Le Mans Style – endurance race in the region was hosted at Yas Marina Circuit.
25 cars from 18 teams lined up on the grid and went head to head on one of the world’s most challenging circuits. The race is split into two rounds of six hours’ racing each, in true endurance style the race will consist of elements that run in daylight and under floodlights. The championship featured a range of luxurious cars including GT3 cars, Lamborghini SuperTrofeo, GTX (Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Maserati Grantursimo MC and Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport) and Ligier JSP3 Prototypesbest GT.