America's Cup XHack 2012

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  • Umpiring, use data unlike other sportsOn boat displaysText and buttons for filing protests and getting penalties (slide)Lights Limit distancePenalty Booth and On-Water (slide)Booth: Objective determinationsOverlap (slide)Zone entry (slide)OCS (slide)Limit violations (slide)Penalty payback (slide)On-Water: Subjective determinationsRoom and opportunityAvoiding collisionPenalties, penalty lineVery different review sessions with umpiresNo dispute about the factsSomebody “owns” the event very quickly, and nearly always in good cheer.Overriding philosophy system makes recommendationsOfficials make determinationsNo redress, no appealData Philosophy with respect to teamsDon’t remove any requirement for sailing skillsSailors get no data, just notice of penalties, penalty fulfillment, OCS and clear start.No overlap statusNo zone entryNo precise mark or startline locationsAC45’sDistance to limit in meters and flashing light (slides)Text display of protests, course changes, penalties (slide)Protest buttonAC72’sData interface for protests/penalties, teams own UIData output for vertices of limit polygon3 boatlength position of marks and signal boat
  • Data Philosophy with respect to teamsAC45’sDistance to limit in meters and flashing light (slides)Text display of protests, course changes, penalties (slide)Protest buttonAC72’sData interface for protests/penalties, teams own UIData output for vertices of limit polygon10m position of marks and signal boatData Philosophy with respect to publicOpen data, free to all, available now on website.Free live data during each eventTested during PlymouthAvailable publicly for San DiegoRecent trend with major sportsMLB pitch dataNASCAR intentionsTeams response to public data interestingPrevious cups, encrypted data, teams worried that another team has accessPublic data, teams don’t worry about other teams having inside accessWell funded and poorly funded teams both prefer this approach
  • Differences between Augmented Reality and Virtual RealityLiveline, Augmented Reality (slide)Strengths, see the real video, real boats, real venue, wind on water etcDisadvantage, can only see out of helicopter cameraDifficult part, graphics have to be inserted very very accuratelyVirtual Eye, Virtual Reality (slide)Strengths can see anything from anywhereDisadvantage, can’t see the real boats and sailorsDifficult part, have to render everything, boats, water, shorelineWe provide the data to Virtual Eye, Ian Taylor’s company
  • America's Cup XHack 2012

    1. 1. AC45 Wing-Sailed Catamaran One-design racing boat for ACWS events in 2011 and 2012
    2. 2.  2011–2012 AC World Series  Cascais, Portugal - August 6 - 14, 2011  Plymouth, UK - September 10 - 18, 2011  San Diego, USA - November 12 - 20, 2011  Naples, ITA - April 7 - 15, 2012  Venice, ITA - May 12 - 20, 2012  Newport, Rhode Island, USA - June 23 - July 1, 2012 2012–2013 AC World Series  San Francisco, USA - August 18-26 and October 4-7 (two events)  Venice, ITA - April 2013  Naples, ITA - May 2013 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup, Americas Cup Challenger Series  San Francisco, USA - July 4 - September 1, 2013 2013 Americas Cup Match  San Francisco, USA - September 7 - 22, 2013
    3. 3. AC72 Wing-Sailed Catamaran 72 foot long racing boat designed for the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco
    4. 4.  Video  Race video on YouTube  Umpire penalty event replays Audio  Microphones on sailors  Surround sound microphone on each boat  Commentary Digital Data  Race boat and Mark boat position, attitude, COG and SOG data  Race configuration data  Penalties  Race leaderboard  Chatter  Wind speed and direction
    5. 5.  YouTube  Video is streamed live and replay on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/AmericasCup Umpire replays  Replay of protests and penalties uploaded every night  http://noticeboard.americascup.com/umpire/umpire-booth-replays/Commentary
    6. 6.  Streaming Audio  Each skipper and tactician have microphones  Commentary audio  Live streaming will be available soon. Stay tuned..
    7. 7.  Three formats available  Archive of all races - .csv format  Live streaming binary format - ACRS  Live streaming web based - LightStreamer  Test server always running past race Documentation  http://www.americascup.com/en/Discover/Documents/Race-Data Sample Applications  http://push.americascup.com:8080/acrs/live-feed.htm  http://push.americascup.com:8080/acrs/test-feed.htm Terms of use on website.  Data is free for all applications that are free to end users
    8. 8.  Virtual Eye  americascup.virtualeye.tv Enthuse  Sports social networking on iOS  www.enthuse.com LiveLine  Live TV graphics on broadcast Chatter Text  Web Site
    9. 9.  At venue mobile experiences  Augmented reality  Virtual reality  Audio streaming “directional microphone”  Transportation guidance  Race schedules and lineups  Leaderboard Social Networking  Twitter integration (Chatter text on twitter)  Facebook integration
    10. 10.  Two screen experience  Virtual Eye type experience  Audio streaming  Detailed data for specific boats At work one screen experience  Time shifting experience Analytics  Tacking/Jibing analysis  Penalty payback analysis  VMG analysis

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