Automated, Driverless Security Robot to Help Protect the World’s Highest Capacity Sports Venue
Montvale, NJ, January 16, 2018: "Start your engines" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) now extends to their automated, driverless security robot, the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). Named the "Official Security Robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway", the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV provides an added layer of safety and security protection for what is known as the "highest capacity sports venue in the world".
"Technological innovation is in our DNA", says IMS President, J. Douglas Boles. "Dating back to the very first Indy 500 where the rearview mirror was pioneered, IMS values, invests, and nurtures high-tech advancements in all aspects of our operations. Evolving our security force to include automated, robotic integration enables us to better safeguard patrons, drivers, and staff."
"Sharp Electronics' outdoor security robot is ideally suited to help safeguard the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's expansive, fenced property", states Cliff Quiroga, Vice President for Sharp Robotics Business Development. "The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV is a multi-terrain, mobile sensor, data-gathering robot that can capture video, audio, and environmental information, while providing a visible deterrent without the aid of a human driver. It utilizes a navigation surveillance platform to patrol predefined routes, extending the property coverage and impact of a traditional security force, while keeping manpower safely protected from direct threats. The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV can also act as a sentry, monitoring in a stationary position, for an extra layer of protection and has a semi-autonomous mode for incident response. Included are standard information gathering tools, plus optional observation and sensor equipment configurable to meet the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's changing safety needs."
About Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In May 2017, IMS hosted the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event, and the Speedway hosted the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series during the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400/Lilly Diabetes 250 event weekend in July. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the 2017 season IMS hosted the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays, robotics and energy systems. For more information, visit SharpUSA.com.