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Crash Recorders in Racing - An Overview

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3995, e-ISSN: 1946-4002
Published December 02, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Crash Recorders in Racing - An Overview
Citation: Gideon, T. and Melvin, J., "Crash Recorders in Racing - An Overview," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech. Syst. 1(1):1334-1348, 2009,
Language: English


The crash recorder is an important data gathering device in motorsports. Since the introduction of crash recording in Indy Cars in 1993, the data gathered has been critical in developing improvements in race car structures and driver protection systems. This report will examine which sanctioning bodies use recorders, what type of data is gathered, and how that data is used to improve driver's safety in racing.