Bloodhound's Tech-Heavy Cockpit is Complete

By Gary Cutlack on at

They've done the brakes, now it's on to the cockpit for the Bloodhound team, as the potential 1,000mph car/rocket thing slowly comes together ahead of its 2015 launch date.

As well as the clearly quite useful speedometer, the car's future driver Andy Green says one of Bloodhound's most critical cockpit displays relays the wheel load data, telling him if the car's stable and still attached to the ground. "It's fundamental we keep the wheels on the ground. If we do that we can't have a crash," he said, already reassuring himself that everything's going to be okay.

The other stats hitting Bloodhound's screens give Andy braking data, hydraulic pressures, fuel information and various temperatures. No mention of if there's a 3.5mm jack for hooking up his phone to the radio, but there must be. It's pretty much a standard feature these days. [BBC]