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January 12, 2024
Supercar maker Lamborghini has floored the throttle on car connectivity with innovative new tech aimed at improving drivers’ skills on race tracks.
Making a rare appearance at CES in Las Vegas, the Italian company presented a prototype version of its Telemetry X system.
The concept will be applied to the brand’s future models with the intent of delivering “the ultimate track driving experience.”
While Lamborghini has experimented with telemetry before, on its Huracan STO, the new tech, developed in tandem with Accenture, goes beyond anything it has provided before.
Telemetry X comprises three systems.
Firstly, there’s Remote Garage, an app that uses 5G to have real-time video of on-track performance and telemetry data beamed anywhere in the world.
The idea here is that the feed and data can be monitored and analyzed by a coach, who can provide feedback and advice, even while the car is still being driven.
This, it is claimed, will provide a more engaging experience while enhancing a driver’s performance.
Complementing this is a Biometric Data System, which is claimed to be capable of capturing a driver’s heart rate and stress level, although Lamborghini did not provide specifics on how this would be achieved.
The theory behind this is that the data can potentially assist in revising training regimes to help improve performance.
These two systems work in tandem with Digital Co-Pilot, which assesses both the biometric data and vehicle data to offer advice while on track via voice assistance tech.
This could be as specific as providing pointers as to where racing lines could be improved, or where the optimum braking points are.
There was no indication of when Telemetry X will become officially available – or how much it will cost – but it was demonstrated at CES on the brand’s electrified V12 supercar, the Revuelto.
“Innovation is at the core of our DNA, as we have recently demonstrated with the Revuelto, a super sports car that is groundbreaking in every way,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini chairman and CEO.
“In the near future, our supercars will increasingly offer not just thrills but truly immersive driving experiences. Telemetry X is a perfect preview of the connected services our customers will be able to experience in the coming years.”
Read more about:CES 2024
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