AMIBIOS®8 from American Megatrends Powering the Mavizen TTX02 Electric Superbike for the Inaugural TTXGP Event at Infineon Raceway, May 14 – 16, 2010
Thursday: May 13, 2010
- AMIBIOS®8 from American Megatrends has been selected as the BIOS firmware of choice to power the Mavizen TTX02 electric superbike as it begins its fledgling campaign in the inaugural TTXGP eGrandPrix race series at Infineon Raceway in scenic Sonoma, CA, from May 14 - 16, 2010
- AMIBIOS8 powers an Intel® Atom™-based UM device integrated into the Mavizen TTX02 that controls battery life, power delivery and modulation, vehicle setup and diagnostics, GPS and vehicle performance data
- The Mavizen TTX02 is the world’s first production electric superbike, available for lease or purchase for participation in the inaugural TTXGP eGrandPrix race series, a new zero carbon world championship series for electric superbike racing
- AMI and Mavizen invite you to see the Mavizen TTX02 up close and personal in a sponsored demonstration from Mavizen, AMI and other technology leaders at an industry event near you soon
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - American Megatrends (AMI), a leader in BIOS and computing innovations, proudly announces that its flagship BIOS firmware, AMIBIOS®8, has been selected as the BIOS of choice to power the Mavizen TTX02 electric superbike as it begins its fledgling campaign in the inaugural TTXGP electric superbike race series at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA, from May 14 to 16, 2010.
The Mavizen TTX02 is the world’s first production electric superbike, which combines a proven chassis from KTM with the electric drivetrain from the TTXGP-winning Agni bike, champion of the first ever "TTXGP 2009" on the legendary Isle of Man road course in 2009. AMIBIOS8 firmware powers an ultra-mobile device with Intel Atom™ series processor integrated into the Mavizen TTX02 that controls battery life, power delivery and modulation, vehicle setup and diagnostics, GPS and vehicle performance data. AMI engineers have worked closely with the team behind the Mavizen TTX02 electric superbike to customize AMIBIOS8 for this application, and are currently outlining future plans for collaboration with Mavizen to further deepen the flexibility and customization potential of this platform.
The Mavizen TTX02 represents an exclusive opportunity to procure a race-ready platform through purchase or lease from Mavizen for development and racing across the entire TTXGP racing program. The TTXGP eGrandPrix is the new showcase world championship series for electric superbike racing. Mr. Azhar Hussain, CEO of Mavizen, is also the driving force behind the TTXGP, and his company acts as the technology, advisory and consulting arm of the race series.
"AMI has embraced this technology concept with open arms, and has been a great partner to Mavizen," says Mr. Hussain, CEO of Mavizen. "From our first discussions, AMI immediately grasped what we were trying to do. The AMI team could see that the TTX02 is the first ‘130 mph laptop on wheels’, and wasted no time in putting the weight of their experience into this project. Their expertise in optimizing all kinds of mobile and ultra-mobile platforms has been crucial to making the computing backbone of our bike perform flawlessly. By working closely with AMI, a world leader in UEFI and BIOS solutions, we’re able to more quickly and efficiently customize the hardware platform powering our electric racebike."
"AMI applauds the vision of trailblazers like Azhar Hussain, and is firmly committed to supplying them with cutting-edge technology and unparalleled support to help make their visions become reality," says Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. "We are very excited about being a part of the inaugural TTXGP event by providing our AMIBIOS8 firmware for the Mavizen TTX02, and will watch with great anticipation as our innovations help make the Mavizen TTX02 one of the lead competitors in the series. This is definitely a growing field in the world of motorsport and AMI has high hopes to be deeply involved, and grow together with it. We wish Mavizen and this new race series much success and look to see it capture the imagination of people around the world, as it has captured ours."
AMI and Mavizen invite you to follow the inaugural TTXGP race from Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA throughout the weekend from May 14 – 16, 2010, and to be on the lookout for an opportunity to see the Mavizen TTX02 up close and personal in a sponsored demonstration of Mavizen, AMI and other technology leaders at an industry event near you soon.
For more information about the Mavizen TTX02 electric superbike – the future of zero carbon superbike racing - including specifications and information on leasing or purchasing this visionary machine, see www.mavizen.com. For information about the TTXGP eGrand Prix Racing Series, including schedules, rules and regulations, and information on participating in the inaugural campaign, see www.egrandprix.com. For information on AMIBIOS8, the industry-leading legacy BIOS solution from American Megatrends, as well as Aptio® UEFI firmware, BIOS utilities and more, visit www.ami.com.
Mavizen TTX02 in actionPhoto Credit: Mykel Nicolaou, Motorcycle News
Mavizen is the world’s first production electric superbike company. Working in partnership with the TTXGP, the world’s first eGrandPrix, Mavizen enables teams and individuals to take part in the next generation of motorsport with an affordable and competitive electric racing platform. Products range from complete vehicles to components and support to integrate electric power trains into existing vehicles. The Mavizen TTX02 is the first electric superbike in the world to start shipping to customers. The TTX02 has integrated WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth, and runs on an Intel® platform with AMI technology. First products have started shipping to customers in May 2010.
About the TTXGP
The TTXGP is the new face of superbike racing – a zero carbon, clean emission "eGrandPrix" designed to offer a low barrier to entry for racing teams and a platform for advancing the electric racebike technology that underpins the sport. In the inaugural 2010 season of the TTXGP, race teams will compete in 12 regional events in North America, the U.K. and Italy to win a place in the TTXGP World Championship in Albacete, Spain, on October 23 and 24, 2010. TTXGP is the next generation of motorsport. New Day, New Rules, New Game. Be part of it.
About AMI : Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI’s industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products and MegaRAC® remote server management solutions continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.
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