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Old 07-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default F1 technology could help British troops in Afghanistan

BBC - Newsbeat - F1 technology could help British troops in Afghanistan

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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...and shave three seconds off of a Mastiff's lap time!
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #3
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If a vehicle is attacked or suffers a roadside bomb blast, the chip will be able to tell medics which part has been affected and what the likely injuries will be.
at this rate the battles will be commanded with a modified versino of command and conquer, healthbars and all :P


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Old 07-10-2010, 12:00 AM   #4
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That's pretty cool, though I have to say that it seems like just one more thing to break. However, if they can make it simple and reliable enough, I could see it being very useful.



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Old 07-10-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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Sounds like expensive electronics and sensors that take up weight and cost that could be used to make the vehicle capable of surviving the bomb instead of simply sending a signal to the base saying its been blown up.

I could see the usefulness of a small inexpensive system that would simply detect a bomb blast and signal base that the vehicle has been hit in the event that the crew is unable to call for help and that there are no other friendly units in the area to render immediate aid.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:31 PM   #6
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Sounds like expensive electronics and sensors that take up weight and cost that could be used to make the vehicle capable of surviving the bomb instead of simply sending a signal to the base saying its been blown up.

I could see the usefulness of a small inexpensive system that would simply detect a bomb blast and signal base that the vehicle has been hit in the event that the crew is unable to call for help and that there are no other friendly units in the area to render immediate aid.
I would've thought that electronics and sensors would be much cheaper and lighter than added armour would be. The main problem would revolve around maintenance I imagine, as well as training and integrating this form of system in a battleground situation.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:53 PM   #7
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I think some of you are looking at this in the wrong way :P

yeah I agree that this might be a superfluous piece of equipment

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"What we have to do is measure what happens to a vehicle when it gets hit and from that work out how to make it more survivable."
^ the data gathered from this equipment after being damaged by whatever is surely priceless for improving the vehicles in their next varients.


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Old 07-10-2010, 01:07 PM   #8
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More info on stuff = good thing. surely ?

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:03 AM   #9
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I think some of you are looking at this in the wrong way :P

yeah I agree that this might be a superfluous piece of equipment

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^ the data gathered from this equipment after being damaged by whatever is surely priceless for improving the vehicles in their next varients.
Surely they could gather a lot more useful data in a lab setting blowing the vehicle up themselves with high speed cameras and sensors everywhere though.

This sounds more like BMW wanting all their customers to keep a crash test dummy with them so that when they wreck their car BMW can learn how to make it safer.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:06 AM   #10
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Surely they could gather a lot more useful data in a lab setting blowing the vehicle up themselves with high speed cameras and sensors everywhere though.
laboratory experiments always have the risk of low ecological validity


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