RC car to retrieve sports equipment at SEA Games

RC car to retrieve sports equipment at SEA Games
Worth about $15,000, there are only four of its kind in the world and each of them has been specially manufactured for this year’s SEA Games.

Fans catching track and field action at the 28th South-east Asia (SEA) Games will see a remote controlled (RC) car dart around the field of the National Stadium.

Unveiled yesterday, the new Volvo XC90 RC car, a fifth of the size of the actual Volvo XC90, will be used to retrieve javelin, hammer and discus equipment after the athletes have thrown them.

Measuring 90cm by 45cm and weighing 15kg, the car can reach a maximum speed of 100kmh and can cover up to 4,000 metres a day.

Worth about $15,000, there are only four of its kind in the world and each of them has been specially manufactured for this year's SEA Games.

Bob Gambardella, chief of National Olympic Committee and Sport, Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee, said: "The car is an innovative way to increase the efficiency of our processes during the throw events for athletics.


This article was first published on May 5, 2015.
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