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WINNING STRATEGY COMBINES TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS WITH DRIVING AND ENGINEERING SKILLS

 INDIANAPOLIS, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Andersen Consulting has announced Version 2.0 of its performance-monitoring and analysis system designed to provide the Newman/Haas Racing Team with a competitive edge. The data reduction system will help translate car and driver performance into an on-track race set-up strategy, informing the racing team how their cars and drivers Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti are performing.
 Implemented at the start of the 1993 PPG IndyCar World Series, Version 2.0 is considered to be a key component of the racing team's strategy. There are two key functions associated with the system. The first function uses expert systems technology to pinpoint and diagnose potential problems with the race car's set-up. The second function is an advanced analysis system which helps the team engineers perform in- depth diagnosis of car and diver performance.
 "Our system incorporates the car's performance data with the expert knowledge of the racing team members to highlight problem areas and help Newman/Haas identify solutions," said W. James Fischer, Managing Partner Technology Services for Andersen Consulting. "By using knowledge-based systems technology and advanced graphics, the system allows the engineers to see what is happening very quickly merely by glancing at the screen."
 "The team has gotten off to a great start this season, with Nigel winning in Surfer's Paradise, Australia, and Mario in Phoenix," said Newman/Haas Team Manager Jim McGee. "Going to Indy, Nigel is leading the championship and Mario is second in the point standings. We believe there is a direct correlation between our success and our ability to tap into and analyze the data captured through the system."
 The information retrieved is analyzed on a Compaq 486 PC laptop and includes the use of advanced technologies such as map and graphical analysis, windowing software, statistical process control and knowledge- based systems.
 "For instance Version 2.0 uses different measurements such as engine temperatures, G-force readings, suspension/braking, speed, fuel and pressure levels, and highlights the most critical performance data for the Newman/Haas engineers in the pits," said Fischer.
 "Our software automates all the analysis and brings up only the most vital information in order to give the engineers more time to do what they have to do before the car has to go back on the track again. This is the real competitive advantage," he added.
 Andersen Consulting is an international management and technology consulting organization with more than 26,000 persons in 151 offices in 47 countries. The organization helps its clients link technology, strategy, processes and people.
 NOTE: Andersen Consulting is not a division of accounting firm Arthur Andersen.
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 /CONTACT: James Calabrese, 312-507-2058, or Philipp Hornthal, 312-507-5700, both for Andersen Consulting/


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