Kyocera, a world leader in rugged mobile devices, will provide commercially available Android smartphones as a Team HRC technical partner for telemetry and communication in this year's race, which will take place from January 3-16, 2016 and will It will cross the diverse environments of Argentina and Bolivia.
The mythical Dakar originated in 1979 and is a long-distance rally-raid, covering various off-road environments, including deserts, jungles and mountainous areas. In January 2016, the best drivers will leave Buenos Aires heading north, crossing Bolivia and returning back towards the finish line in Rosario.
“The Dakar is not only the great test for our vehicles, it is also a test for each part we use. We are confident in knowing that Kyocera mobile devices will provide durable and secure wireless communication, which is absolutely vital to our competitiveness in the race, ”said Taichi Honda, Team HRC Rally project leader.
The rugged mobile phones of Kyocera they are available in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Japan. Certified to a host of IP standards for waterproofing and numerous US Army Standard 810G * 1 profiles for toughness, built to survive and thrive in the harshest business environments and defy the elements, even on outdoor adventures more extreme.
“Kyocera is proud to support the HRC team at the Dakar Rally, but is even more proud that the same products and technologies used in this endurance race are available today to companies and individuals around the world, allowing them to stay connected and productive at work and on the go, no matter what challenges they face, ”said Hiroyoshi Mori, director of strategy and product division at Kyocera.