Radio 5 Live Sport’s Colin Murray is presenting a new motoring based series for UKTV’s Dave.
Starting this Wednesday, Driving Wars combines the very latest in remote control technology, robotics and high speed video links with some of Britain’s best stunt drivers to create some of TV’s most dangerous motoring challenges.
The show pits two teams of driving experts head to head but instead of climbing aboard their stunt cars, they are several hundred metres away, in a converted Jaguar XJ6 that’s controlling the action.
The steering system, accelerator and brakes of the Jaguar are hooked up to sensors that relay every move made by the contestants to a real car out on the track, via radio control.
That car is fitted with high tech receivers that relay every turn of the wheel or foot on the pedal in the Jaguar to the radio control car by means of compressed air operated robotics. Using TV mini HD cameras inside the cars, the signal is transmitted via high speed video link to the teams in the base station as they race against the clock for automotive bragging rights.
The new eight-part series starts Wednesday 19th October exclusively on Dave,