Race Series often choose a car suitable for security types for race cars that will be setting the pace. So you might find a Mercedes SLS pace of Formula One Grand Prix, for example,and is more likely to find a BMW M4 guard on a DTM race and a Chevy Camaro SS or a racing oval track for a career NASCAR or Indy.It would only be reasonable, then, that the FIA Formula E Championship kicking off next month in Beijing would push a plug-in service as your car safety. But organizers do not go for your run-of-the-mill Nissan Leaf or Toyota Prius.
No, the safety car for Formula BMW i8 E be a specially modified for the occasion. As you can see in the video below, the hybrid sports car features a full roll cage, racing buckets with harnesses, special communication systems and fire extinguishers on board. But that’s not all.
In collaboration with technology partner Qualcomm, fleet support E Formula - including two examples of each of the i3 and i8 - will feature the inductive load. So while you’re on the track, or at least sitting at the end of pit road waiting to be deployed - the other is charging wirelessly. Vehicles that are still pending approval from the FIA, and only one has been equipped with wireless charging system Qualcomm Halo (with others to be adapted later), but all were on hand to test recent training in Donnington Park.
The safety car Qualcomm, as it is officially known, will be conducted by the Safety Car driver lifelong WTCC Bruno Correia of Portugal. Although mentioned in the press release or the video presentation below is not done, it is not hard to imagine the Formula E series would try to adopt this technology for runners and in the near future.
The BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The BMW i8 2015 years model has a lithium ion battery 7.1 kWh featuring an electric range of 37 km (23 miles) under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)Latest BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car Upcoming 2015 Race Series often choose a car suitable for security types for race cars that will be setting the pace.