We talked a couple weeks ago about how the BMW higher-ups in Germany allowed the folks with the Olympics to use the Munich wind tunnel to test the strength of the torch, and we've seen plenty of pictures of those sweet special-edition Olympic BMW vehicles, but as it happens BMW is a lot more involved in the Summer Games than we here at Fields BMW Lakeland originally realized. Apparently, we're helping U.S. long-jumpers fine-tune their craft with special BMW technology, as well.
The way these long-jumpers usually train, they'd perform a jump, see how far they got, and then try to think in their heads about what they did with their bodies so they can make adjustments based on feel. Thanks to BMW, however, their training sessions have been a lot more efficient of late, and it has everything to do with a high-speed camera, a computer, and some good old-fashioned physics.
Jumpers wear a special hat while they jump, and the camera catches the cap's position and prints off immediate read-outs explaining trajectory, velocity, and other things jumpers would want to know about their performance. If they didn't get far enough because they jumped at too high an angle, they get real, live numbers to prove it rather than just having to guess at it.
Now how many Lakeland car dealers can say that their parent company could be responsible for some gold medals in this upcoming Olympics? We're guessing there aren't very many, and we're okay with that. BMW has been a huge supporter of the Olympics, and for as long as our people keep thinking of ways to support the Games, we'll keep bragging about it!