NASCAR Replaces Manual, Pen-And-Paper Based Car Inspection Process With A New Windows 8.1 App

NASCAR was using the old school way of pen and paper for its pre-race safety inspection process, but they decided to improve efficiency and make data more broadly and immediately available. Working with Microsoft, NASCAR developed a Mobile Inspection App that also incorporates many functions such as scanning and reference documentation that used to require multiple devices or paper notebooks. Also, this new process aligns with NASCAR’s commitment to sustainability and Green Innovation. NASCAR estimates the app will eliminate approximately 23,000 sheets of paper each race season.

NASCAR is showcasing its need for speed this weekend at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where new software technology developed in collaboration with Microsoft has revolutionized the car inspection process.

Before each national series race, all cars go through a multi-step inspection process overseen by NASCAR Officials. The goal is to ensure the safety of the drivers and a competitive balance among the cars on the track. Until recently, the process was paper-based, which had created inefficiencies and limited data analysis. Documenting inspections took valuable time and Officials often had to walk great lengths to provide updates to supervisors and race control.

Microsoft is looking forward to an ongoing relationship with NASCAR.

Source: Windows Blog

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