PARIS - Fifty years after Bruce McLaren launched his Formula One racing team, the McLaren Group revives the founder’s ideal of combining sportsmanship with strong engineering practice and technical expertise.
The 2013 F1 Season, which began on March 17 in Melbourne and ends on November 24 at Interlagos, will fuel your fascination and excitement.
The sound of F1 cars is iconic and contributes largely to the appeal, the atmosphere and even the perception of speed. A Grand Prix would not be as intense if there was no crescendo of engine sound before the red lights go out.
In sharp contrast, the McLaren Technology Center in Woking, UK spreads calm and serenity, exemplifying the quiet confidence gained throughout the years. Like McLaren’s cars, nothing at its technology center is coincidental. Precision is a key word.
The first part of this two-part series will guide you through this inspirational environment that delivers technological excellence.
The last slide is very interesting. I have learned that a race car requires quite a number of MCUs. What I didn't know is McLaren would have their own electronics and component manufacturing. Given so, I assume they have their R&D in control and algorithm development.
A very interesting article! Thanks Anne-Francoise.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.