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Israeli Race Car Maker Griiip to Integrate Live Video Broadcast in Vehicles

Israeli Race Car Maker Griiip to Integrate Live Video Broadcast in Vehicles

Griiip will install broadcasting systems on its race cars, streaming the video to a dedicated site that allows users to follow individual drivers

Meir Orbach | 11:16  03.05.2018

Israel-based race car maker Griiip Automotive Engineering Ltd. is integrating live broadcast technology into its vehicles. Griiip has signed a deal with Israel-based live broadcasting company LiveU Ltd. to live broadcast motorsports events, the companies announced last week. A pilot took place earlier this month in a race in Northern Italy, which was streamed live through a dedicated site that allowed users to individually follow each driver.

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Founded in 2015 and based in Petah Tikva, a town in central Israel, Griiip designs and manufactures race cars targeted at the entry-level racing market. The company’s G1 series is powered by an engine from Italian motorcycle company Aprilia. It made its debut in July in the Formula X Italian race series, taking first place.

Griiip Griiip's G1 series race car with LiveU's broadcasting system. Photo: LiveU PR Griiip

As part of the collaboration, LiveU will install its broadcasting system on Griiip’s race cars, starting with its G1 single-seater series.

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LiveU, established in 2006, develops live broadcasting and streaming technologies for TVs, mobile devices, web and social media. The company raised $50 million to date, and has over 3,000 customers worldwide, according to company statements.

In March, Griiip announced a collaboration with Israel-based startup Autotalks Ltd. to install in the G1 series chips capable of identifying risky road situations. The technology identifies unexpected stops or sudden slowdowns by surrounding cars, activating signaling lights and buzzer sounds.
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