Renault R.S Monitor connects your car, smartphone and t-shirt

Renault Sport Technologies have teamed up with Sensoria to produce the R.S. Monitor app. This is an iOS app that monitors vehicle merics, captures footage and GPS location around...

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Renault Sport Technologies have teamed up with Sensoria to produce the R.S. Monitor app. This is an iOS app that monitors vehicle merics, captures footage and GPS location around the track but has the neat extra of integrating with wearable Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensing t-shirt. European automotive company Renault and U.S. based startup Sensoria partner to deliver in and out of the car wearable system experience to racecar drivers and motorsport enthusiasts.

Sensoria and Renault Sport are making available today a sports car driver focused wearable system and a new generation of the R.S. Monitor mobile app for iOS.

Extending beyond measuring the speed and laptime performance of the vehicle, the app includes integrated heart rate monitoring to track the driver’s heart rate. The new heart rate tracking feature is delivered by Sensoria’s smart garment technology. Renault Sport, in partnership with Sensoria and Renault Innovation Silicon Valley, has designed the app and a Renault Sport special edition smart t-shirt with an integrated heart rate module. Heart rate readings from the t-shirt are transmitted via Bluetooth Smart to the R.S. Monitor mobile app through the Sensoria Heart Rate Monitor.

This new capability helps sports car drivers and motorsport enthusiasts improve both performance and consistency. The heart rate data is integrated with the G-G diagram within the new R.S. Monitor mobile app experience. The app allows drivers to record videos of each lap and monitor their heart rate data while the acceleration forces of the vehicle are also recorded.

“Cardio and aerobic fitness is critical to professional and elite drivers who typically have elevated heart rates for extended periods during competition. The Renault Sport team recognizes biometric monitoring as an important feedback element and is offering this capability to every driver through the new R.S. Monitor mobile app,” says Benoît Vienne, member of Renault Sport Digital team at Renault Sport.

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Among Renault Sport customers, there are true athletes and they need to stay fit and focused in and out of the car. Thanks to the unique combination of the existing Sensoria Fitness app and the new R.S. Monitor App, motorsport enthusiasts can now improve aerobic fitness training and leverage the same heart rate monitoring t-shirt and the new app for in-car use as well.

“In a race, a Formula 1 driver maintains the same heart rate beats per minute as a marathon runner for about the same length of time. Our entire team is proud to help racecar drivers improve performance and consistency. Sensoria is proud to collaborate with Renault Sport on this exciting project by leveraging our development platform for wearables and smart garment technology”, says Davide Vigano, co-founder and CEO of Sensoria.

The Renault Sport mobile app and special edition Sensoria smart fitness t-shirt and Heart Rate Monitor can be purchased online via Sensoria’s Web site at http://www.sensoriafitness.com/renaultsport_EN. Please note this product is not approved for motorsport competition.

Information about R.S. Monitor: http://www.renaultsport.com/The-R-S-Monitor-app-teams-up-with-smart- clothing-5499.html

About Sensoria
Sensoria is driven by the vision that The Garment is The Computer®. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington (USA), Sensoria Inc. is a leading developer of IOT and IoE (Internet of Everyone) wearable solutions that improve people’s lives. Our proprietary wearable sensor platform enables Sensoria powered garments to deliver actionable information to sports, health and fitness users in real-time. Sensoria® is a registered trademark of Sensoria Inc. For further information on Sensoria, please visit: www.sensoriafitness.com

About Renault Innovation Silicon Valley
Renault Innovation Silicon Valley is Renault’s advanced research center located at the forefront of Silicon Valley’s innovation ecosystem. Created 3 years ago, its mission is to scout and foster the most promising innovations and transfer them in Renault future generations of vehicles. Its team focuses mainly on innovative projects related to autonomous and connected vehicles.

About Renault Sport
The overall aim of Renault Sport Technologies, the motorsport and low and mid-volume vehicle production specialists, is to contribute towards the growth, profit and image of the Renault Group via the design and commercialization of its sporting vehicles, the organization of top-level motorsport competitions and the development of the Renault Sport brand.

In addition, Renault Sport provides the Renault Group with engineering and manufacturing services, as well as the complete management of innovative low and mid-volume projects.

Renault Sport steers the Group’s sporting policy (with the exception of Formula One) and ensures that the identities of its various sport-related brands are respected.

For further information on Renault Sport, please visit: www.renaultsport.com

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