For many Tomorrow.io users, implementing weather intelligence into their operations allows them to be safer and more efficient with their existing business processes. But for some – like Ford Performance Racing – having access to world-class weather intelligence and weather data affords them the opportunity to really push the boundaries and explore significant improvements in actual racing performance. While still improving the operational efficiency of all the logistical and setup tasks that go into touring the NASCAR circuit.
For Matt Todd, NASCAR Programs and Analytics Supervisor at Ford Performance Racing, working with the Tomorrow.io platform and team has helped the racing team harness the impact of weather to gain a competitive advantage over other racing teams.
“Wind is very important and that can have a significant impact on drag and the vehicle’s performance around the track,” said Todd. “Surface temperature is another huge factor in vehicle performance.”
“[Tomorrow.io] makes my job a lot easier. It creates a lot of efficiencies for us with our data streams and Tomorrow’s data streams being available in one platform.”
Watch the video to learn more about how the Ford Racing Team operates smoothly in moving from one track to another, and having to set up and operate around inclement weather.