Let's make a new rule. From here on out, all racecar drivers and pit crew members must wear Google Glass during the race. While they'd all look pretty ridiculous, at least we'd get more videos like this one.

In this particular video, Graham Rahal and his teammates at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing give us a look at what the IndyCar series is like from their view. Not only do we get to see Graham pilot his Honda IndyCar around what looks like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, but we can see just how quickly everything happens during the pit stop itself from the perspective of the gas man and a pair of mechanics on the wheel/tire duty.

Take a look below, it's pretty darn cool.


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      VL00
      • 7 Months Ago
      No need for Google Glass, GoPro will do it in 4k
        Andre Neves
        • 7 Months Ago
        @VL00
        No POV from eye-level you say? Um…they have a head harness. I own one myself and while it might sit smack in the middle of your forehead, it's only about 2 inches above.
          SpacemanSpiff
          • 7 Months Ago
          @Andre Neves
          I've heard people say glass users look silly, but I'm sure glass is way less silly looking, or cumbersome, than wearing a harness to strap a big ass (comparably) GoPro to your forehead. Ok, so GoPro will record in 4k, but at reduced fps and practically nobody is running 4k displays at this time so it's a moot point. Glass is still good enough for the masses, much more versatile, and by the time 4k becomes relevant it'll probably be doing 4k as well.
        Tom Winch
        • 7 Months Ago
        @VL00
        Yeah, the GoPro is great and I use them, but what I like about this is it's the actual perspective of the driver and the crew members. Even if you have the GoPro on top of their helmets, the pov is not the same as when the camera is right at eye level like the Google Glass.
        Porsche4life
        • 7 Months Ago
        @VL00
        How? Gopro is great but doesn't give you a view from a human eye. This is awesome
      chuckccole
      • 7 Months Ago
      Graham is a friend of mine and is an extremely classy guy. I hope to see him become more successful as his experience increases. He has a fun job.
      chris
      • 7 Months Ago
      Very cool!
      Dmitriy Markelov
      • 7 Months Ago
      Probably the first truly cool thing I've seen come from Google Glass. The perspective afforded by having the camera at eye level is great and really feels different compared to what you'd get with a GoPro.
      Kevin Potts
      • 7 Months Ago
      This was awesome, thanks for posting this! I am heading to the Grand Prix, its going be interesting to see this new track layout. I been going to the Indy 500 every year since 2006.