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:
BLOODHOUND is delighted to announce a Product Sponsorship partnership with Special Events Services (SES) for provision of mobile technology environments.