Racecam was used in America for the first time during the NASCAR's 1979 Daytona 500 race.
A video camera system that has transformed the vision of motorsports as the audience, judges and even television viewers can watch the race as if they are on the driving seat. This technology was invented by the Seven Network's Sydney flagship television station ATN as a brainchild of Er. Geoff Healey during the 1970s and was used for the first time in Australia during the Hardie-Ferodo 1000 endurance race, held in 1979. The technology has advanced the television technology, providing rare images and videos of the race track and the driver's gestures while the race is going on.
The racecam can be mounted on different positions such as over-the-shoulder, rear-mounted backward position, nosecone-position and above-mounted which is sometimes called the "rollbar position".
The technology comprises a camera that can be mounted on race-cars or automobiles, a microwave radio transmitter, and relays to transmit the images and visual data to the receiving ends.
The race car technology is advancing day by day for the convenience of drivers as well as the viewers. Nowadays, the system also includes audio system so that drivers may communicate with the commentary team or even can do commentary on their own.
The size of Racecams allows them to be placed at almost anywhere in the car so that it can record and capture the race tracks, the front of the car or even the heel-and-toe process of drivers.