Formula One team McLaren Racing have partnered with DataRobot to implement the company's artificial intelligence (AI) cloud technology platform in a bid improve their on-track performances. As an official partner of the UK-based outfit, DataRobot's platform will be integrated into McLaren's existing technology infrastructure, providing AI-powered predictions and insights'to maximise performance and optimise simulations'. DataRobot branding will also be included on McLaren MCL35M race cars from this weekend's Qatar Grand Prix, as well as on the race suits of team drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. "DataRobot is a leader in its field, bringing its innovative technology and platform to top businesses around the globe," said Zak Brown, McLaren Racing's chief executive. "McLaren Racing continues to lead in innovation and technology, and partnerships with the likes of DataRobot allow us to progress, improve and support our team in our ongoing push for optimum performance."
Team news is starting heat up ahead Formula E's Gen3 debut next season, and today one of the bigger expected announcements was made official. Ahead of the Berlin E-Prix, McLaren Racing announced its move to Formula E for season nine, committing to fielding a team when the series' new spec makes its first competitive laps. Rumors began to swirl weeks ago that the company was coming to the all-electric racing series. True to the reports, McLaren will acquire the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team. Current team principal Ian James will remain to ensure "a smooth transition."
When McLaren Racing heads to the Bahrain Grand Prix next week, the constructor will take with it something the motorsport has not yet seen trackside: a 3D printer. The Formula One team has confirmed that as an expansion of its partnership with 3D printing specialist Stratasys, it will print "race-ready" parts for the new McLaren MCL32 car in order to quickly integrate design modifications and reduce its weight. The parts include carbon-fiber reinforced nylon material hydraulic line brackets, rubber-like flexible radio cables, brake cooling ducts and rear wing flaps, which help increase the rear downforce on the car during high speeds. In most cases, 3D printing has reduced manufacturing time from weeks to days or even hours, which helps the team during testing and when readying its cars for race days. "We are consistently modifying and improving our Formula 1 car designs, so the ability to test new designs quickly is critical to making the car lighter and more importantly increasing the number of tangible iterations in improved car performance," said Neil Oatley, McLaren Racing's Design and Development Director.
When HTC and McLaren announced their multi-year partnership back in May, the two had already teased an upcoming limited edition Vive headset along with some special VR content. Well, the wait is finally over for hardcore Formula One fans. As announced at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, said hardware turns out to be based on the Vive Pro full kit (not to be confused with the cheaper starter kit), which makes sense given that the Vive Pro is the official VR device for McLaren's eSports competition, Shadow Project. The Vive Pro McLaren Limited Edition is accented with the racing team's signature orange around the headset's front cameras, as well as on the menu button and strap on the controllers (2018 version, to go with the bundled Base Station 2.0 units). Naturally, this package comes with its very own box artwork.
New integration empowers teams working with the world's fastest time series database to deliver time-aware AI and machine learning initiatives at scale and speed. Milton Keynes, UK: DataRobot, an enterprise AI, has partnered with Kx to offer financial institutions and IoT-driven industries a comprehensive, scalable high-performance solution for applying AI to time series data. By integrating DataRobot's Enterprise AI Platform with the Kx database platform kdb --the world's fastest in-memory time series database--the partnership, which was unveiled during the Kx Innovation Day at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing headquarters, allows consumers of market data to quickly generate actionable insights for agile, strategic business decisions. "AI is rapidly reshaping all industries, but none more than financial institutions," said Rob Hegarty, General Manager of Financial Markets and Fintech at DataRobot. "So much of the world's market data is in kdb due to its powerful time series capabilities and performance. The integration with DataRobot--the world leaders in enterprise AI at scale--will accelerate ROI and separate financial markets institutions' performance from their peers."