Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is used to help regulate Formula Ford

Formula Ford is the entry-level when it comes to racing and offers a chance for those with ambitions of making it big in the single seat to go against one another. To ensure each race is fair and vehicles abide by technical regulations, officials utilize special hardware to check numerous components. The interesting part is how they use a rigid Windows 8 tablet, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 to perform said tests.

This device is also used to connect to on-board systems to perform technical checks. It's noted how the battery lasts through the day and both the design and build of the tablet enables the team to use the tablet in the rain and other conditions without the fear of damage. The video is worth the quick run through to see how they use the tablet, especially if you're a fan of the races.

via: Panasonic (Twitter)

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