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#1 OFFLINE   Stray Kat

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 07:39 PM

Anyone have an idea what Westy was referring to when he commented that the Ford GT he was driving "lost power" and this the race in the waning laps at Road America?







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#2 OFFLINE   bifs66

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:06 AM

I haven't read any further info on what caused the GT's lost power; but I hope they find the reason before the IMSA race at VIR in a couple of weeks.  We're going to that race; and I really want to see the Ford GT win in person. 


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:48 PM

As much as these car rely on electronics is there a possibility that there could be some kind of interference problem? I read just this week that a bunch of FCA vehicles were stolen by being hacked. I know that sounds crazy but this is a crazy world we live in.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:49 PM

As much as these car rely on electronics is there a possibility that there could be some kind of interference problem? I read just this week that a bunch of FCA vehicles were stolen by being hacked. I know that sounds crazy but this is a crazy world we live in.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:54 PM

As much as these car rely on electronics is there a possibility that there could be some kind of interference problem? I read just this week that a bunch of FCA vehicles were stolen by being hacked. I know that sounds crazy but this is a crazy world we live in.

No. The GTs don't have infotainment systems, which is how the FCA cars keep getting hacked.

What? What happened?


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:52 PM

No. The GTs don't have infotainment systems, which is how the FCA cars keep getting hacked.


Whenever I see telemetry occurring in real time and monitored by the teams I feel like that leaves an opening for something unsavory. Not saying it's a conspiracy but those GT's have had weird occurrences in these races that never seem to show up in testing as I understand it. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:56 PM

Whenever I see telemetry occurring in real time and monitored by the teams I feel like that leaves an opening for something unsavory. Not saying it's a conspiracy but those GT's have had weird occurrences in these races that never seem to show up in testing as I understand it. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.


The telemetry data is (mostly) standalone equipment, and what isn't doesn't have the same receptive features that the FCA software has. The FCA software got hacked by using the OTA update access.

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