NI's KX named official data partner for Alpine F1 team

  • Northern Ireland-grown data firm, KX has become the official supplier of real-time analytics software for the Alpine F1 Team, which secured a first-place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix this week.

    The KX technology enables real-time data capture and analysis of millions of data points across thousands of sensors for split-second decision-making during races, as well as for off-track operational improvements.

    The announcement comes after an 18-month project where the KX platform was deployed across the entire Alpine F1 Team organisation, in France for the power unit and in the UK for chassis and transmission.

    KX software is used to capture and analyse data across driver simulators, wind-tunnels, dynometers, telemetry instruments and sensors. 

    It can capture, analyse, model and visualise track data faster than a live video stream can be broadcast from a race.

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    Nathan Sykes, Business Systems and Data Science Director of IT Enstone within the Alpine F1 Team said: "In such a highly technical and highly regulated sport, the ability to make faster and better decisions is a game changer.

    "The relationship we have with KX has matured over the last few years and the power of their advanced sub-second analytics and maths engine running in our Azure cloud, has consolidated its position as our tool of choice for our holistic data science platform.

    "KX delivers true end-to-end real-time analytics with unrivalled speed of data ingestion and capture, advanced modelling and predictive analysis as well as visualisation of insights. This means we can spot and react to problems before they happen and identify opportunities to increase performance, all in milliseconds.

    "We're already seeing significant benefits from using the KX platform and we're looking forward to scaling up the deployment to continue driving the team forward."

    KX is part of Newry-based FD Technologies plc, previously known as First Derivatives. 

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