Drivelines based on geographical circuit data

Figure showing circuits with driveline out of the LapSim database

The LapSim download contains a database of graphical determined race lines which can directly be used for the simulation. This is a major shift compared to the past, were driving lines were always determined out of on-car data.

In the current version, just the driving lines are supplied. The next step will be to provide the driveline as well as the circuit limits, which will enable adjusting the driving line.

Loading a racetrack out of database.

LapSim figure showing the driveline through two consecutive corners
LapSim figure showing the driveline through two consecutive corners

When you start LapSim, you can load a track of the database by pressing the "Circuit:" button on the GUI. The other possibility is to go to the "File" menu and select "Load Circuit Map".

We are gradually extending the database of tracks. If a track which is of particular interest to you, please let us know.

Most tracks are supplied without elevation and/or banking data. We would like to add this information to the track, so we would be very grateful should you be able to share such information with us.

We would also be very interested in on-car recorded data including GPS, if you could share such data with us. Needless to say that we will keep your data confidential, we just want to gather information about the track.

Driving line optimisation

LapSim figure showing the driveline through two consecutive corners

Tracks based on geographical data will enable in the future the altering of the driving line, hereby creating an option to analyse and subsequently optimise the driving line for a certain vehicle at a racetrack. In order to do so, we need to generate a LapSim compatible data base of the major racetracks in the world.

We are convinced that being able to alter the driving line, will help you to improve your performance at the track. Regardless if you are an amateur or a professional racing outfit.

Addition plot appears to show detailed area

Printscreen of the LapSim GUI showing an complete track layout in combination with driving line of the zoomed area

When LapSim distinguishes GPS based data in the workspace, it will create an extra enlarged plot of the driving lines of the zoomed area.

The same functionality can be used to analyse different generated driving lines. It will show a diff distance signal in combination with a diff time signal.

It shows that the necessary analysis features are already present. We need to create the possibilities to change the driving line.