BOSCH MOTORSPORT LTE60
us to do diagnosis when the car is on track.”
Better data doesn’t just help in improving
the car; it can help drivers as well, which
makes it a powerful tool not only for the
top echelons of motorsport, but also
entry level pros and even club racers, too.
“When you start to receive data every
30 milliseconds, you can look at things
in a different way,” says Anderson.
“That can aid in driver training. You get
a much better picture of when a driver
is letting off the throttle, or when they’re
getting on the brakes.”
Anderson also finds he can start
working on calibration for the Bosch M4
ABS system without having to download
data once the car comes to a stop. That
means when the car comes into the pits,
he can upload the new calibration and it
can head straight back out. “It can turn a
two-day test into a one-day test,” he says.
Another major benefit of the LTE60
system, according to many who’ve used it,
is its simplicity and user-friendly operation.
“The system is essentially plug and
play,” says Bosch engineer Erich Ohlde.
“With a traditional UHF or VHF telemetry
system, you have to go and set repeaters
up if there are geographical blockages
like hills or heavy trees. With this system,
you plug it in at the pit box and you start
receiving data from the car. That’s been
the number one thing of which engineers
on the teams have been appreciative.”
Telemetry may seem like the stuff of
science fiction to many amateur and entry
level pro racers, but a system like the
Bosch LTE60 brings its capabilities within
reach. And, bottom line, anything that
can help racers to improve their
performance goes beyond desirable and
into the realm of the essential.
The Bosch LTE60 is a 4G-LTE-based
telemetry system that can connect
to a variety of data acquisition units
from Bosch, Mo TeC and Cosworth and
send it to multiple receivers over an
LTE cellular data network. That means
a receiver anywhere within LTE
coverage can receive the data, and
no line-of-sight communication is
necessary. It also means that Bosch
engineers can update the system in
place, rather than removing it.
The LTE60 uses a standard RS232
connector, and transmits data every
30 milliseconds, compared with 100
or 150 milliseconds from traditional
UHF or VHF telemetry systems.
The receiver connects to a
computer via ethernet or serial.
AT A GLANCE
Learn more about Bosch Motorsport’s
4G-LTE-based LTE60 telemetry
system at bosch-motorsport.com
PRO TEAMS ENJOY BENEFITS OF LTE60
Several leading teams in the IMSA Weather Tech SportsCar
Championship use Bosch Motorsport’s 4G-LTE-based LTE60
telemetry system (BELOW). “To have real-time [data streaming]
plus full coverage is great in helping us to do diagnosis when the
car is on track,” says Ben Levite (LEFT), technical director for
the ViperExchange.com/TI Automotive/Riley Motorsports
Dodge Viper GT3-R team racing in the GT Daytona class.
“The system is essentially
plug and play. You plug it in
at the pit box and you start
receiving data from the car”
The LTE60 package consists of a
sender modem and a receiver modem
that are connected to each other via
a 4G-LTE cellular network.