McLaren Applied has joined forces with E1 to provide telemetry and data viewing software to the engineers running the electric RaceBird boats in the UIM E1 World Championship.
The data analysis tools – which include ATLAS, System Monitor, and McLaren Control Toolbox – supplied by McLaren Applied will allow the engineers from E1 and SeaBird Technologies to view and analyse live and recorded data from the raceboats.
The data viewing software from McLaren Applied will also be made available to all the teams competing in the championship.
The E1 teams will utilise the data viewing software at test sessions and race events to analyse the performance of the RaceBird boat. The software will be used alongside a configuration tool which allows teams to alter the set-up of the Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) also supplied by McLaren Applied, giving teams influence over elements of the boat control, such as throttle mapping.
McLaren Applied has driven innovation in Formula 1 and global top-level motorsport series for over three decades, which has led to engineering solutions being adapted and deployed across other industries, including automotive and transport.
The partnership with E1 will see McLaren Applied expand its portfolio into the marine sector as Official Data Viewing Software Supplier for the championship.
Josh Wesley, Head of Engineering at SeaBird Technologies, commented: “From an engineering perspective, it’s important that we can access and view data in real-time coming from the boats. With more testing planned in the coming months, we will rely on using this type of powerful software to record data and review it immediately after each run. We will use the learnings from this analysis to fine-tune the performance of the RaceBird prototype ready to hand it over to the teams.”