Ep 77 Motorsport Safety Pt 2

Engineering News – Balance Beam Robot (5:10)

This week's engineering failure is the Motorsport Safety Pt 2 (7:55). In the second episode of this two part series, we discuss pitlane safety (15:00) and the HANS device (21:10).


Engineering News

Motorsport Safety

Head and Neck Support (HANS) Device:

Steel and Foam Energy Reducing (SAFER) Barrier:


Episode Summary

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Engineering News - Balance Beam Robot

Now on to this week’s engineering failure; the second of a two part episode on motorsport safety. As we talked about last time, NASCAR was the inspiration for this episode, but we’ll discuss other forms of racing as well. Disclaimer - not covering everything, just the stuff we find interesting.

SAFER Barriers (at Race Tracks)

Pitlane Safety – NASCAR

NASCAR Car Design


 So there you have it, Part 2 of our series on motorsport safety. Over the years, we’ve raced some cars, we’ve learned a lot, and hopefully we continue to adapt and improve the safety of motorsport.

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