Ahead of the final race of the 2023 Hankook E-Prix in London this weekend, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Jaguar TCS Racing have announced the launch of a cloud-based platform for the racing team’s existing data analytics and software.
The new cloud platform increases the speed of data flow from the racetrack to the racing team base, and vice versa. This helps Jaguar TCS Racing unlock the potential of digital twin technology, as well as other performance insights.
The cloud platform, which runs on AWS, accelerates the racing team’s critical data analytics. To test and optimize the car’s setup and race strategy, Jaguar TCS Racing needs timely access to data, much of which is then tested using digital twin technology. During a race weekend, the Jaguar TCS Racing team collects approximately 3 terabytes (TB) of data. Analysis of this data informs the car’s setup, which includes the powertrain, suspension package, energy usage strategy and software.
Varun Kapur, vice president and senior managing partner for sustainable manufacturing, TCS, said: “An increasing number of companies are investing in a long-term cloud strategy to gain a competitive advantage and Jaguar TCS Racing is no exception.
“Formula E races are often won or lost by fractions of a second. Our cloud technology empowers Jaguar TCS Racing to make time-critical, data-driven decisions that optimize the performance of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6.”
James Barclay, team principal, Jaguar TCS Racing, said: “Cloud computing enables our team to drive operational efficiency when developing tools for deployment across racing activity.
“Race events require an increase in available compute power as our systems and engineers actively work to manage and analyze the influx of data being generated on track. The compressed nature of Formula E’s weekend format means that access to data is time critical, to provide insights on performance between sessions where available time can be just 45 minutes.”