Aprilia Racing mechanics are now wearing DAQRI smart helmets to speed up the motorcycles repair. Realmore’s experts are developing this new technology. Augmented reality is the computer-assisted expansion of reality perception. In most cases, the extended reality is only understood as the visual representation of information. For example, in the event of TV broadcasts in football, the expanded reality helps by showing distances in case of free kicks through a circle or a line.
Aprilia Racing and Realmore
Aprilia Racing has commissioned Realmore, an Italian company, to develop a software package that is tailor-made for a DAQRI Smart Helmet. It helps mechanics because of the helmet’s visor shows information useful to them during the preparation or motorcycles repair. This technology was first tested at the Misano-GP. The infographics react to the user’s needs in real time.
The mechanics can also see models of electronic interfaces and view each connection individually. It speeds up the process of correct cabling and reduces the risk of errors. A 3D hologram of the entire machine enables mechanics to view data such as the temperature of water, oil, and tires in real time. A checklist of wear parts on the machine with the right time for replacement is also available.
Also, the crew chief can communicate with the mechanics from a certain distance via the display and communicate strategic information such as the tires to be fitted or the extent of the tank filling on the helmet’s visor. Aprilia Racing and Realmore are hoping that this technology will lead to a fruitful and long-term collaboration.