Marelli and 1NCE to develop telemetry solutions for motorsport

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 24 Jun 2021


Marelli Motorsport, the motorsport business unit of global automotive supplier Marelli, and 1NCE, the world's first full-fledged operator of IoT network services, are joining forces to develop new real-time tracking solutions in the world of motorsport.

Marelli Motorsport develops electronic and electro-mechanical systems for two- and four-wheel racing vehicles, supplying all the top teams in all the most important motorsport world championships such as Formula 1, Formula E, the World Endurance Championship, MotoGP and many others. The company is a leader in motorsport telemetry and delivers connected track technologies.

Marelli Motorsport is currently engaged in cellular connectivity use-case trials,developing new telemetry systems to collect real-time car and engine data, such as acceleration, g-force, speed, motor temperature, rpm, alarms, or remaining fuel.

Unlike other connectivity solutions, cellular connectivity doesn’t require the setup of individual local network infrastructures,with related costs. Standardized cellular connectivity networks already exist worldwide and can easily be utilized for device communication of sensors in a racing environment.

Standardised IoT connectivity solution
What has been missing so far was a globally standardised offering, giving customers the ease to implement cellular connectivity into their products. As a technology partner of Deutsche Telekom and with its own cloud native IoT platform, 1NCE represents the link between cellular telecommunication networks and modern cloud applications.

1NCE’s offering is available in over 100 countries worldwide at a fixed priced over all possible bearer technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. All this in combination with a powerful management platform that helps to automise device onboarding and management with leading cloud applications. To date, 1NCE has more than 4,000 customers with over 5 million active connections worldwide.

“By offering globally available and easy to implement cellular connectivity, we found 1NCE to be the perfect partner for our needs”, says Riccardo De Filippi, Senior Vice President and CEO of Marelli Motorsport. “Combining a worldwide presence and a simple pricing structure, 1NCE delivers the ideal connectivity solution for our upcoming telemetry products. Once setup, we can start using them immediately on any of our motorsports locations around the world.”

“Considering myself a big racing fan, I'm all the more pleased about the partnership with Marelli Motorsport”, comments Alexander P. Sator, CEO of 1NCE on the deal. “I’m sure we are the perfect match for Marelli Motorsport, not only when it comes to speedby bringing new solutions to life, but also in terms ofminimizing operational costs for connectivity andease of use.”