1NCE lets Marelli track motorsport data

  • June 9, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Marelli Motorsport, the motorsport business unit of Italian automotive supplier Marelli, and IoT network services company 1NCE are jointly developing real-time tracking for motorsports.

Marelli Motorsport develops electronic and electro-mechanical systems for two and four-wheel racing vehicles, supplying the top teams in motorsport world championships such as Formula One, Formula E, World Endurance Championship and Moto GP. The company is a specialist in motorsport telemetry and delivers connected track technologies.

In line with its long-standing expertise in this field, Marelli Motorsport is engaged in cellular connectivity use-case trials, developing telemetry to collect real-time car and engine data, such as acceleration, g-force, speed and motor temperature.

Unlike other connectivity options, cellular does not require the setup of individual network infrastructures, with related costs. Standardised cellular connectivity networks already exist worldwide and can easily be used for device communication of sensors in a racing environment.

What has been missing so far was a globally standardised offering, giving users the ease to implement cellular connectivity into their products.

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

1NCE’s offering is available in more than 100 countries worldwide at a fixed price over all possible bearer technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. It has more than 4000 customers with over five million active connections worldwide.

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