cooken wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:15 pm
They really should be able to do better to prevent these things. Are the bikes currently configured to have flag conditions displayed on the dash? There should be enough tech now that if a bike goes down, it can automatically sense and send a yellow flag signal to other riders. Maybe it's too difficult to achieve and riders are just too focused and would miss it, but worth a try surely.
They do have it possible for either team or race control to communicate with riders via text messages displayed on their dashboard. That has been the case for few years now. Usually it is used to let them know that they have been given track limits warning, or that they have penalty etc. Teams usually instruct their riders when their main opponent crashes/retires, which power mapping to use etc.
Although last year on few weekends (or was it in season testing, I am not sure) they had tested earphone system where race control could communicate via audio messages to riders (but riders wouldn't be able to talk back). Apparently they want it introduced within next few seasons with possibility of adding two-way communication at a later time. But they are really cautious about it because intention is for race control to be able to inform riders and not for their teams to coach them etc.