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  • Back to Basics with the LED pannels.

    https://www.indycar.com/News/2019/02...anels-for-2019

    Among the items that the LEDs can display during any NTT IndyCar Series session are:
    • A car’s running position on the leaderboard in a session, updated each time it crosses a timing loop and signified by a red number;
    • When the driver has engaged the push-to-pass overtake assist button, signified by a flashing green “PP”;
    • A clock timing a car’s pit stop, shown in red numbers counting up by tenths of a second until a pit stop reaches double-digit seconds, then in each increasing second;
    • The ability to show whether a disabled car’s engine is running, allowing the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team to more quickly respond to, restart and release the car back into competition. If the car’s engine is running, the left-side LED will display a green “snake” moving from bottom to top and the right-side display will show what gear the engine is in (including a “0” if in neutral). If the engine is not running, the left-side LED will display horizontal red bars climbing from bottom to top and the right-side LED will display the gear the engine is in.

    First time I have ever seen the safety crew diagnostic readings spelled out.

    Definitely a very basic "panel"
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    Glad they are fixed, and back

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    • #3
      definitely good news, going back to what works
      Some fans claim one series or another runs "real race cars." What's everybody else running, fake race cars? :confused:

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      • #4
        Great news, helps the fans in the grandstands with the running order
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        • #5
          Racer says they are the IMSA panels with small mods.
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          • #6
            IIRC, the last generation of LED panels did have an engine running/not running display as well, but no gear indicator.
            I think SPA005 made them.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by PaddockMoose View Post
              Racer says they are the IMSA panels with small mods.
              If that's the case they were pretty hard to read at RA last year.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jakester View Post
                IIRC, the last generation of LED panels did have an engine running/not running display as well, but no gear indicator.
                I think SPA005 made them.
                Yes the previous gen panels had the modes with out the gear indicators for the safety crew, but they never explained what they did for us mere mortals.

                Wasn't hard to figure out, but it is still nice to see it publicly published.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pole Day View Post
                  If that's the case they were pretty hard to read at RA last year.
                  The ones that were in service previously were VERY easy to read at Mid-Ohio. Hopefully this is still the case with this improved version.

                  I love these panels for at track viewing. They do wonders when they work for everybody.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cornys View Post
                    The ones that were in service previously were VERY easy to read at Mid-Ohio. Hopefully this is still the case with this improved version.

                    I love these panels for at track viewing. They do wonders when they work for everybody.
                    They worked very well at Sebring as well.
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                    • #11
                      They were a great addition to the series and I'm glad they found a solution. IMHO, they are almost better than a leader board.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nigel Red5 View Post
                        They were a great addition to the series and I'm glad they found a solution. IMHO, they are almost better than a leader board.
                        In my opinion, they remove the need for one. You never have to look away from the track and the action.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cornys View Post
                          In my opinion, they remove the need for one. You never have to look away from the track and the action.
                          This will certainly cut down on the leaderboard complaints after the 500 this year (specifically for the north carousel leaderboard being inadequate)
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cornys View Post
                            In my opinion, they remove the need for one. You never have to look away from the track and the action.
                            Agreed. It's nice to be able to see the entire running order at a glance, but as far as following the on track action, they are awesome. more time watching the track and less staring at the app on my phone.

                            Unfortunately I've only seen them at Pocono, but I had zero problem seeing them from the top of the grandstands in bright light. A+addition to the series.

                            often simple is better.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by indyfan320i View Post
                              This will certainly cut down on the leaderboard complaints after the 500 this year (specifically for the north carousel leaderboard being inadequate)
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