#2286: LapMap

Racing drivers already have a lot of information to cope with. Learning the many circuits adds to the burden, especially for neophytes to the business.

Today’s invention is an attempt to make the process of anticipation easier for rookie drivers.

lapmap

During testing on a particular circuit, some laps would be driven with the normal wheel replaced by a wheel-sized map of the track created as a 2D steel shape.

This would have a simple linear display inset into its front surface.

Lights would indicate the current position of the driver’s car, as well as the nearest few others -both behind and in front.

This would allow a driver as he turned the wheel to physically learn the circuit and anticipate which curves were coming up next more effectively.

It would also allow the occurrence of any accident to be indicated, thus improving track safety.