Indianapolis Motor Speedway set to begin using Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV for security purposes

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The Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) has been named the “Official Security Robot of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

The automated, driverless security robot is expected to provide an extra layer of safety and security protection for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), which is the world's largest spectator sporting facility.

“Sharp Electronics' outdoor security robot is ideally suited to help safeguard the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's expansive, fenced property,” says Cliff Quiroga, Vice President for Sharp Robotics Business Development.

“The Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV is a multi-terrain, mobile sensor, data-gathering robot that can capture video, audio, and environmental information, while providing a visible deterrent without the aid of a human driver.”

IMS is routinely the home for large sporting events. Last May, IMS hosted the world's largest single-day annual sporting event, the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.

IMS has hosted other events such as the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series, the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

IMS President, J. Douglas Boles, says that given IMS' history, it is a no-brainer for it to begin utilizing this technology.

“Technological innovation is in our DNA,” Boles says. “Dating back to the very first Indy 500 where the rearview mirror was pioneered, IMS values, invests, and nurtures high-tech advancements in all aspects of our operations. Evolving our security force to include automated, robotic integration enables us to better safeguard patrons, drivers, and staff.”