Watch the video of the crucial 650mph radio comms test conducted on the Hakskeen Pan, South Africa by the BLOODHOUND Team and partners
BLOODHOUND's IT Manager, Sarah Covell, talks about the role of IT in building the ultimate jet and rocket powered racing car
Early morning on Hakskeen Pan. A crowd of a hundred or more stands under a Kalahari sun that will soon be punishingly hot: engineers, sponsors, journalists, TV and film crews. There is hardly a sound as they gaze into the heat-distorted distance. A radio barks into life, snapping people out of their reverie.
The BLOODHOUND Project today started the 12-month countdown to its first Land Speed Record attempt, and celebrated Jaguar joining the programme as Innovation Partner, by staging a high-speed communications test at Hakskeen Pan, South Africa.
BBC Future visited the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre to discover the genius behind the ultimate 1,000mph jet and rocket powered racing car: