Automatic Safety System (AMS)
Solution To Safety Problems in Motorsport
The delay of communication with race control or the human error of a driver not seeing a flag or a Marshall external to the vehicle can be life changing, or even result in death… this is why F1 and other big budget motorsport events have invested in systems to aid, by flashing lights or messages direct to the driver… here at AIM we want to bring this safety feature to everyone, why should this safety feature only be available to the top 1% of motorsport… is your life worth less….
Drivers going at speed and concentrating on the track can potentially miss the warning given by a Marshall, however with the new AMS system, this is no longer a problem…drivers are unable to miss the display and sound of an alert within their vehicle, resulting in a quicker implementation of a flag condition on track.
The time taken for a Marshall to identify and confirm an incident manually will delay the awareness and notification to drivers that there is a hazard and this can extend into minutes being lost, if a vehicle is approaching an incident at high speed, time is crucial to prevent an accident or impact, whereas the system is accurate to 1/10th of a second in notifying all drivers on the circuit immediately.
What is Active Marshalling System (AMS) ?
Active Marshalling System (AMS) is a Motorsport Safety circuit management platform, developed by Aim Technologies to enhance the safety of every competitor, official and spectator involved in Motorsport.
The AMS System tracks, times and monitors all competition vehicles on and off the circuit in real-time. AMS also allows in-vehicle flagging with vehicle proximity warnings for accurate and instant safety notifications:
- Second by second vehicle tracking
- Automatic safety notifications
- Stopped , slowed or impacted vehicle proximity warnings by in-vehicle flagging
- GNSS high precision lap and sector timing
- Race control management software
- Integrated helmet impact sensor
How AMS Works
AMS uses its revolutionary localised radio network to transmit safety, tracking and timing information to race control and other vehicles in real time.
All competition and circuit support vehicles are fitted with a small AMS unit. The unit notifies race control with the vehicle location, G-force, orientation and accident type. Approaching vehicles’ units display automatic proximity flagging using their driver/rider interface.
The AMS Safety System is a robust and fail safe accident prevention with a range of state of the art and highly functional features.
Real Time Status Awareness
Our vehicle tracking technology allows race control to view the location of any competitor or service vehicle
Flags can be generated by artificial intelligence or race control, race control can then alter or cancel flag conditions.
Automated Penalty Systems
The AMS system uses tracking and timing to deliver automated penalty and limit enforcement technology.
Post Incident Analysis
Highly accurate race data is logged for use post-race, this allows the corroboration and analysis of data relating to accidents.
Real Time Communication Between Officials and Drivers
AMS allows communication directly between every vehicle to give officials instant real-time information. The system has been designed to automate warnings to the competitor (and anyone else who has the system fitted) relating to any incident.
Who Benefits From AMS System?
AMS can collaborate with circuits, championships and organisations to provide products and services to meet improved safety objectives.
Drivers and teams are able to reap the benefits of safer racing conditions and fewer accidents to ensure more optimised track time when competing.
Using the Aim Marshall system championships, manufacturers, teams and drivers can benefit from:
- Superior data to support driver performance.
- The prevention of accidents, reducing injury and death.
- Post incident medical and impact data.
- Highly accurate post-race data.
- Instant and fully automated driver alerts.
- Optimised driver, team and spectator safety.
- Proactive post-incident medical treatment plans.
- Faster and more accurate incident evaluation.
- Safer racing conditions.
Why AMS is so important?
AMS improves circuit safety and race control decisions by allowing one individual to oversee and control the entire race circuit.
Furthermore, AMS’s revolutionary automated proximity flagging means that approaching vehicles are notified of incidents instantaneously and without human interaction, cutting down incident flagging response time to zero.
AMS’s GNSS high precision timing does not require any timing markers or loops to be embedded into the track, meaning no modifications to the track are required.