Technical data

building a connected future for sport and running


We’ve been racing since the late 1800s. The original Grand Prix races in France ran from town to town with cars going at a blazing average speed of… around 20 km / h. We have certainly come a long way since then.

From the big gasoline engines of the late 1900s to the hybrid and electric Formula cars we see today, motor racing has always been at the forefront of technological development and pushing the limits of what we can do in the world. name of the speed.

Airspeeder is the next evolution of that, promising flying electric cars with a revolutionary visual experience that we are incredibly proud to be a part of.

The racing series was created by the world’s only manufacturer of performance electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL), Alauda Aeronautics and the historic first flights took place near Adelaide in June.

Airspeeder’s vision for the world’s first electric flying car racing series has the underlying potential to transform the way we travel in cities, just as Formula 1 has fostered innovation for the cars we use today.

Whether pilots are on board or flying remotely, they will be able to fly and run up close and safely without physically touching with near real-time data and connectivity powering haptic alerts and proximity sensors.

Telstra Purple has developed a near real-time virtual race control system that provides essential technical condition information to ground crews throughout races and test flights, mirroring the approach used by major airlines. aviation systems to augment and monitor systems essential to aircraft safety.

Powering the future of motorsport entertainment with 5G

With our advanced 5G network, we’re also uniquely positioned to deliver a fully immersive 5G-powered spectator experience through augmented and virtual reality devices, signaling the dawn of a whole new way to live the next generation of sports experiences.

As sports like Airspeeder develop, combined with the power of 5G, camera angles from the driver’s cockpit will not just be a mere sight of what they see, but there is a future. with virtual reality where you could feel like you are inside the cockpit with the driver seeing everything he is doing, almost like you are racing those flying cars yourself.

Likewise, by watching a race live in person, 5G opens up the possibility of exploring what can be done with augmented reality – whether that is getting live data about the car and the driver in pointing your phone at it as it passes or overlaying race lines while pointing at the track.

There are going to be some amazing opportunities that we haven’t even thought of yet, but one thing is for sure, the way you watch racing is only going to get better with 5G.

Built by Telstra Violet

Telsta Purple brings together the combined power of a number of recent Telstra Enterprise acquisitions over the past few years and our existing technology services to create incredible technical solutions. It brings together more than 1,500 people working on more than 8,000 projects per year around the world.

By connecting terabytes of data for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, Telstra Purple will provide the near real-time virtual race control system required for large multi-vehicle circuit racing. speed and close format in the Airspeeder EXA series.

The race provides an important test bed for rapidly developing key safety, powertrain and engineering elements that will help drive a future of advanced air mobility. The technical partnership of Telstra Purple and Airspeeder will also provide the ideal proving ground for connectivity and data management technologies.

If there was one project that was really going to show its capabilities, Airspeeder builds the expertise, capabilities and partnerships of Telstra Purple, which drive cutting edge work to help all companies find innovative solutions to their problems, whatever that they are.

By Chris Smith

Executive – Telstra Violet

Chris heads the Network Applications and Services (NAS) business of Telstra and Telstra Purple, Australia’s largest technology services company. Telstra Purple operates globally, bringing together more than 1,500 certified experts in networking, security, cloud, collaboration, mobility, software, data and analytics, and design. Prior to joining Telstra, Chris held senior product management, sales and delivery positions at software and service companies in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.


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