Formula SAE Drivers get a New Wristband in 2019

4/29/2019 4:26:21 PM   FormulaSAE Series

New in 2019, Formula SAE will be introducing RFID driver wristbands for student drivers competing in Formula SAE Michigan and Formula SAE Lincoln / Formula SAE Electric. SAE has worked with our developer DES to design and build a smart wristband system for use at competitions this year which will allow tech inspection volunteers to provide a programmable smart chip wristband to all students who have passed the driver egress tests in order to drive the competition vehicle.

The system aims to track and improve driver meeting attendance, provide quick access to driver’s emergency and medical information and enable SAE staff to make better decisions by improving operational knowledge about drivers at competition.

Student wristbands will be scanned at every required driver meeting and before crossing the start line at dynamic events.

To ensure this year runs smoothly, student drivers with accounts on fsaeonline.com will see a link under their Team Member Profile titled: My FSAE DriverPass Information. If you complete the required information prior to competition this will save you step at tech inspection once you pass your egress test. Tech volunteers will be able to easily program your wristband before giving it to you. By completing your required information prior to the competition, this also increases the accuracy of you as the driver being correctly affiliated to your team.