Palou, the Spanish racing driver, has finally scored his third win of the season by earning the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America. Since the debut of Alex Palou in the IndyCar series, he has proven to the world what a fantastic racer he is. There are still nine more races to go this season for Palou, making a total of seven wins in his IndyCar career.
Palou on Winning the Race
According to Palou, beating Colton Herta was extremely hard as he thought he would never be able to catch him. Palou ultimately won because of the last great pit stop to full throttle on Colton. He kept pushing and putting pressure on Colton, finally defeating him to the winning line. By winning the race, he even made a massive jump from 51 points to 74 in his point lead in standing.
Palou expressed how happy he was to see “Hello, Palou” flashing on the victory lane. He even mentioned that his team gave him that great pit stop and told him to keep going and going. It was an excellent win for the team owner Chip Ganassi as he stated that Palou is a phenomenal driver with a lot of heart and a lot of drive. However, Palou might soon leave the team after this season as he is going to shift to Team McLaren to possibly enter the big leagues of Formula 1.
Josef Newgarden finished second in the race behind Palou. Newgarden said he surely had a fair shot at winning the race, but Palou was simply amazing at the final stint and deserved the win. He also mentioned that coming in second place was a bit upsetting. Still, it was an incredible recovery drive to do better next time. Pato O’Ward finished third, followed by Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, Marcus Ericsson, Christian Lundgaard, Scott McLaughlin, Kylie Kirkwood, and Alexander Rossi.
Augmented reality (AR) has evolved quite a bit over the past several years, and it seems to be on its way to becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. So, it’s easy to see how this new technology will revolutionize the future of dealer technicians, and can lead to some significant changes soon. Keep reading to learn more about how you can use AR to empower your tech staff and make them more efficient at their jobs.
Ford and AR
Ford is the frontrunner when it comes to using AR. In the case of issues that a technician can’t solve when working on a Ford Mustang Mach-E in 2022, they call Detroit-based engineers for assistance. Augmented reality (AR) technology has advanced to the point where an AR headset with a small screen and camera allows a technician to see the same information simultaneously for improved communication.
Working of Ford’s AR
Ford is expanding a program called “See What I See”, or SWIS. The idea is really simple: The techie wears a headset that contains a camera and microphone, and that’s sent to Ford’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in Dearborn, MI. At the same time, the engineer at TAC can send images and speak to the tech, showing them enhanced images to help track down and solve issues during a diagnosis.
Advantages of AR
One of the largest draws for Ford in both cases is reduced travel costs. Another huge draw is that Ford guarantees that a customer’s vehicle is fixed and back to them quickly—saving them from having to wait, potentially with only their vehicle to transport them to and from work or family gatherings. The quicker the technician completes the repair, the more satisfied the customer, leading to a higher CSI score for the dealership. Similarly, Mercedes-Benz is also looking at using Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 to train and repair dealership technicians.