Toyota turns to technology to gain edge in NASCAR

(Photo: Toyota)

(Photo: Toyota)

Toyota Racing Development worked with Microsoft to develop and deploy a new application that will aid Toyota’s NASCAR teams. TRD and Microsoft unveiled the new system Saturday at Daytona International Speedway site of Sunday’s Daytona 500.

The touch enabled app was designed to be a mobile computing platform to aid crew chiefs and drivers monitor real time data.

“The Trackside app for Windows 8 on Surface Pro allows Toyota teams to spend more time driving and less time in the garage reviewing performance data,” said Jason Campbell, group product marketing manager at Microsoft. “With a touch-based mobile tablet that can go from portable note taker to a high-performance monitor in less time than it takes to change even one tire.” MORE>>>

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