DriftBox

Posted in Performance Meters and Lap Timers

DriftboxThe DriftBox is the first vehicle performance meter with the ability to measure drift angle.

A 10Hz GPS engine, coupled with sophisticated motion sensors allow you to record vehicle performance characteristics such as drift angle, g-force, speed, distance, lap & split times and acceleration.

The new Predictive Lap Timing function gives you instant driver feedback and helps you to find valuable improvements in your times.

All parameters are logged to an SD memory card ten times per second for later review and comparison.

online-storeDriftBox is small, easy to install and available in three different packages.

Features

  • Drift analyser, performance meter, lap timer, data logger and power calculator in one box
  • Accurate GPS logging at 10Hz
  • Backlit graphic LCD display
  • Choose between 7 different screens
  • Logs directly to SD card
  • Rugged plastic enclosure
  • Predictive Lap Timing
  • Inbuilt GPS antenna
  • RPM and up to 4 analogue signals in connection with Micro Input Module

Modes

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Acceleration: 0-60, 0-100. Displays: time, g-force

Braking: 60-0, 100-0. Displays: time, distance, g-force

Distance: 60’, ¼ mile, ½ mile, 1 mile. Displays: time, trap speed

Live G-Meter: acceleration, deceleration, cornering g-forces, with max-G

 

Real-time view of drift parameters and calculation of key drift data. 

Speed: Current, Peak and Average

Drift Angle: Current, Peak and Average

G-force: Peak and Average

Score: Current and Total

 

Wheel HP Calculation: Enter your vehicle’s weight and run an acceleration to estimate wheel horsepower.

Flywheel HP Calculation: Perform a coast-down test to measure drag, and the PerformanceBox will calculate HP at the flywheel.

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Speed: PerformanceBox also works as a highly accurate digital speedometer with compass, a handy feature for street driving.

Accurate GPS speed can be used to calibrate a vehicle's speed readout.

 

Predictive mode enables you to graphically view your predicted lap time.

Predictive lap timing works by saving your position around a circuit, every second. If the current lap is the fastest so far, then this positional data is saved as a reference.

 

Lap TimeDisplays current lap, last lap, best lap.

Split TimesDislays split time or speed at a split point.

Virtual Start/Finish/Split Lines: Using GPS, there is no need for an external beacon or transmitter. Split lines can be easily saved and transferred.

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This screen provides the ability to configure the input channels of a connected Micro Input Moduleand view the data on each of the input module channels. A Micro Input Module allows 4 analogue and 1 digital (RPM) inputs.

 

 

 

 

Predictive Lap Timing

Driftbox-predictive-lap2Predictive Lap Timing gives you an invaluable insight into how your current lap time compares with your fastest lap time.

To achieve our unrivalled accuracy, we compare two different laps using GPS position rather than distance, 10 times a second. This means our lap time stays accurate, even if yiou take a different line each lap.

Read more about how it works.

Circuit Tools Analysis Software

Circuit Tools is designed by racing drivers for racing drivers, with none of the complexity normally associated with data analysis software.

Watch the video below to see how easy Circuit Tools is to use:

Circuit Tools works with any VBOX Motorsport product and is free to download.

Huge track database

The software automatically detects the country, circuit and track configuration from a database of almost 500 circuits and uses the start/finish line information to separate the laps contained in your recorded file.

The fastest lap from your latest session is automatically chosen and displayed on the graph window. The video is moved to the start of this lap. You can compare runs from this session, or from previous ones simply by clicking on the relevant lap time shown in the session window.

Lap time difference channel

Time difference or 'Delta-T' is a very useful channel that shows the lap time difference between two different laps.

Speed Delta T

More about Circuit Tools Driver Analysis Software.

Performance Tools

This Windows software allows you to analyse your vehicle's performance in a range of acceleration and braking tests.

To use the data logging, simply insert the 64MB SD card (which gives up to 53 hours of logging) and drive. Once you have finished the test, either plug the DriftBox into a PC via the USB cable provided, or remove the SD card and place it in a suitable reader.

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The data is then read into the Performance Tools software, which is installed from the CD supplied.

Accessories

Magnetic Antenna   In car Power Supply   PB Windscreen Mount

GPS Antenna
Magentic patch antenna with 3M-MCX connector, requires a ground plane.

 

In-car power supply
For connection to in-car 12v auxillary socket. 2m length.

 

Windscreen mount
Windscreen mounting cradle including suction cups.

Micro Input Module   PB Battery Pack    

Micro Input Module
The module allows you to record one frequency (RPM) and four analogue signals.

 

Battery Pack
The battery pack gives approximately eight hours of power from a full charge.

 

 

Specifications

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DriftBox - Full technical specifications available to download as PDF.Download PDF