In just a few days, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to Speedway, Indiana to take part in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. And while the event always draws a large crowd, this year’s attendance for the biggest day in racing will be greater than usual.
Taking this into account, the Verizon IndyCar Series wanted to find a way to make this year’s race the best yet for fans. Enter the INDYCAR Mobile app. This app will provide real-time coverage of the Indy 500 and also make the race a fully immersible experience for fans at the track and for those watching at home.
The INDYCAR Mobile Command Center is a transportable tech command center that will be on-scene at the IMS gasoline alley area on race day for full, non-stop coverage of your favorite drivers. The command center will feed real-time information directly to the INDYCAR mobile app.
The Verizon IndyCar Mobile app includes a leaderboard that is based on a “points-as-they-run” premise, optional notification alerts with breaking news, current track weather, video-on-demand race highlights, historical race footage, standings, race schedule, results, extras, and so much more.
If you’re interested in downloading the INDYCAR mobile app, you can look forward to these features:
• Verizon’s LTE Multicast broadcast, which means you can watch a unique race car point-of-view on the IMS speedway throughout the race, with no buffering or lag time.
• All race schedules, which can update with your device’s time zone and are importable into your mobile calendar.
• Streamlined navigation menu.
• Trackside IndyCar media and radio through a downloadable podcast format.
• Full access to the #INDYRIVALS Fantasy Challenge, driven by Firestone, which provides non-stop race day action.
If you’re a Verizon customer, you get even more coverage of the entire Verizon IndyCar Series, including:
• Video streaming from a unique perspective inside the race cars.
• Real-time car tracking on the speedway, along with access to an interactive 3D track.
• Live driver to pit crew transmissions throughout the races.
• Live Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network audio streaming.
For some extra racing coverage, watch our most recent TCC Talk. We went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to understand the history and technology that goes into the Indianapolis 500.