Qualcomm Ties With Formula One Team On Wireless Data Effort

San Diego-based Qualcomm said late last week that it has linked up with a Formula One Team, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, to power racecar telemetry data collection efforts. According to Qualcomm, its technology will be used for wireless download of racecar telemetry data using 5Ghz spectrum, during the team's practice sessions. Qualcomm said the system is powered by its Snapdragon 805 processors and the Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac Wi-Fi products and multiple access points. Qualcomm and Mercedes AMG Petronas are calling the team's vehicle the "world's most connected car" due to the high level of instrumentation tied into their wireless system.