So, 54 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s first edition of September 7th 1960.The story continues:
Bluebird has been fitted with DIDAS (Dynamic Instrumentation Data Automobile System) telemetry equipment produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd., Coventry.
Transducers will continuously measure temperature, pressure and position ast 18 vital points on the car, engine, gearbox and suspension.
Any necessary warnings can be flashed to Mr Campbell over a VHF radio link.
A ‘black box’ will mix 250,000 readings a minute for transmission as a single signal from a tiny blade aerial behind one of Bluebird’s wheel fairings.
The receiving equipment will sort out the signals and display them on meters and oscilloscope.
The data will also be recorded on film.