MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and Autonomy today announced that the team will use Autonomy’s revolutionary technology, Virage, from the beginning of the 2012 Formula One season.
Virage is a world-leading Rich Media Management and Intelligent Video Analytics technology capable of processing unstructured data. The system will be used by the team’s engineers at the track to analyse and process racing footage, allowing them to gain precious time when it comes to relaying key pieces of information to Michael and Nico. Powered by Autonomy’s Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), Virage is capable of spotting patterns in rich media information, and is used in various applications, such as for making television content fully searchable and managing complex security systems.
This new application of Virage, specifically tailored by Autonomy for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, will provide our trackside engineers with a dynamic and strategic advantage in real time at the circuit. It will be used by the team to improve performance by reviewing how other cars have raced, allowing the team to sort, index and provide key information for each corner or section of the track – live and quicker than ever before.
“Formula One is a technology-driven industry, and our partnership with Autonomy allows us to lead the pack in this field, by doing it better and faster.” commented Nick Fry, the team’s CEO. “The ability to analyse video to this level, in real time, is game-changing for the team and will become important to our on-track strategy”.
For more information about Autonomy Virage, please visit Autonomy’s website.