The Bloodhound Project has partnered with Oracle to break ground speed record and inspire new generations of scientists and engineers. As a new Bloodhound partner cloud, Oracle will provide you with technology that will help you collect, analyze and output data from more than 500 sensors installed in the supersonic Bloodhound SSC (Super Sonic Car) vehicle to classrooms around the world. This information will give students a detailed view of how technology drives the world’s fastest land vehicle to 1000 mph (1609.34 kilometers per hour).
This engineering effort is a milestone that will help teachers inspire students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The project has already become a source related to these matters: more than one hundred thousand students perform activities related to Bloodhound in British educational centers each year and many more people are aware of it worldwide. It is expected that the figure will grow even more with the upcoming tests in circuit of the vehicle that will begin this year.
Bloodhound Project Director Richard Noble explains: ” In the 1960s space and aviation races inspired many young people to undertake professional studies in science and engineering . We hope that Bloodhound does the same at a time when there is a lack of technical skills in the market. We want students to feel that they are with us in our goal to reach 1000mph, and working with Oracle will be able to deliver on that promise . ”
Oracle technology is not only helping Bloodhound carry out its education program, it will also help the team’s engineers optimize the Bloodhound SSC in their attempt to break the record. With a real-time view of how the different components and technologies in the vehicle behave , the Bloodhound team will be able to quickly discover and address any technical issues in their career at 1000mph.
The first major trip of this technology will arrive in October, when the Bloodhound SSC is scheduled to pass its first test at 200mph in Newquay, Cornwall.
John Abel, head of Oracle’s Bloodhound project, says: ” This project is about moving quickly in more than one way. The team of engineers will need quick data and even faster information to fine-tune the details of this unique vehicle prototype that pushes the boundaries of computer design and technology. Our solutions will provide the basis for obtaining this knowledge over the next two years. We are looking forward to seeing Bloodhound establish new brands for human ingenuity, discovery and speed while enhancing science and technology education around the world . ”
Oracle joins other team partners including Castrol, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Nammo, MTN, Rolex, Rolls Royce and a large number of technical partners and suppliers.