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Red Bull Drift Shifters

When Red Bull asked us to turn Fanshawe street into an automated scoring system for drift cars we got right onto it. Using industrial sensors on an Ethernet backbone, with a custom-coded software scoring engine running outputs to lighting effects, sound effects and display for the OB vans the system was a world first.

Drift Shifters is the brainchild of Mike Whiddett, arguably New Zealand’s best known and most talented drift driver. In his professional career Mike has travelled the world, racing in many top motorsport locations, but nothing that will come close to Red Bull Drift Shifters.

Two automation associates technicians put the finishing touches on the under truck sensors. Pinball like obstacles was located around the track with radio transmitters to link them to the scoring network.

Point to point laser beams were used to provide a start, stop and timing signals as well and as speed readout on the giant LED screen. Despite the punishing motorsport environment, our system maintained 100% uptime, a good thing when your feeds are going out to a live international TV audience.

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When Red Bull asked us to turn Fanshawe street into an automated scoring system for drift cars we got right onto it. Using industrial sensors on an Ethernet backbone, with a custom-coded software scoring engine running outputs to lighting effects, sound effects and display for the OB vans the system was a world first.

Drift Shifters is the brainchild of Mike Whiddett, arguably New Zealand’s best known and most talented drift driver. In his professional career Mike has travelled the world, racing in many top motorsport locations, but nothing that will come close to Red Bull Drift Shifters.

Two automation associates technicians put the finishing touches on the under truck sensors. Pinball like obstacles was located around the track with radio transmitters to link them to the scoring network.

Point to point laser beams were used to provide a start, stop and timing signals as well and as speed readout on the giant LED screen. Despite the punishing motorsport environment, our system maintained 100% uptime, a good thing when your feeds are going out to a live international TV audience.

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When Red Bull asked us to turn Fanshawe street into an automated scoring system for drift cars we got right onto it. Using industrial sensors on an Ethernet backbone, with a custom-coded software scoring engine running outputs to lighting effects, sound effects and display for the OB vans the system was a world first.

Drift Shifters is the brainchild of Mike Whiddett, arguably New Zealand’s best known and most talented drift driver. In his professional career Mike has travelled the world, racing in many top motorsport locations, but nothing that will come close to Red Bull Drift Shifters.

Two automation associates technicians put the finishing touches on the under truck sensors. Pinball like obstacles was located around the track with radio transmitters to link them to the scoring network.

Point to point laser beams were used to provide a start, stop and timing signals as well and as speed readout on the giant LED screen. Despite the punishing motorsport environment, our system maintained 100% uptime, a good thing when your feeds are going out to a live international TV audience.

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