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Koenigsegg Agera RS Production Speed Record – VBOX Verified!

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The astonishing Koenigsegg Agera RS broke the world speed record for a production vehicle on Saturday 4th November, attaining an average speed of 277.9 mph (447.2 km/h) on a (closed) public road in Nevada, USA. On hand to assist with verifying the speed was Jim Lau, Technical Director of Racelogic USA.

The car performed three runs, with a maximum speed of 284.3 mph (457.5 km/h) being reached in one direction and 271.2 mph (436.4 km/h) going the opposite way, giving the final average which is due to be ratified by Guinness as a world record.

Koenigsegg Agera RS dark

The Racelogic equipment consisted of a VBOX 3i which logs GPS data at 100 Hz with a velocity accuracy of +/- 0.1 km/h – and which has been recognised by Guinness as acceptable test equipment in a number of automotive records. The VBOX 3i was accompanied by a VBOX Video HD2 which captured the runs with 1080p footage, synchronised with 10 Hz GPS data and real time graphical overlay.

Watch the two record-breaking speed runs below. Note how the car appears to cruise up to 200 mph before finally unleashing its potential and rocketing to the maximum – final gear isn’t even selected until it is travelling at 220 mph!

Demon-specific VBOX Video HD2

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dodge deman kitThe outrageous new car from Dodge, the Challenger SRT Demon, goes on sale in a limited run soon. The car has taken the automotive world by storm, thanks to an astonishing factory specification of in excess of 800bhp and with hardware suitable for drag racing at the highest level – right off the showroom floor.

Working closely with Dodge, we are delighted to be supplying an official, Demon-specific, VBOX Video HD2 to their customers once they take delivery of the car. The VBOX will come with a custom clamp that mounts it to the Demon harness bar, along with a personalised ID badge and Demon-branded hard carry case. Order online.

Dodge Deamon

The HD2 will be supplied with a special pre-loaded scene designed specifically for the vehicle, displaying readouts for drag strip timing, brake and accel channels, wheel slip, and launch control parameters. Demon drivers will be able to take advantage of the video and data they record, to get the very best out of what is set to be an American muscle-car classic.

Dodge Deamon Scene

New version of Circuit Tools for iOS

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Version 1.1.5 fixes an issue with Dropbox integration and a bug where units for height and distance weren’t updating straight away. It also adds support for the screen shape of the new iPhone X. You can download CT for iOS here.

CT iOS screenshot

VBOX Video HD2 Compatibility with AiM Dashboards

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AiM MXL2 Dash

If you’re running an AiM dashboard or logger, you can now record the CAN data directly from it into a VBOX Video HD2. All the AiM CAN channels have been incorporated into the VBOX database so you can select the channels in HD2 setup that you want to log.

A physical connection between the dash/logger and your HD2 is made possible with the new cables RLCAB144 and RLCAB145, available to order now from our eStore. These cables will make it possible to connect directly to the AiM dashboard or the AiM Smartycam connection cable.

We have also created this scene for use on an HD2 which you can download here.

Radical CANChannels

There are a significant number of parameters available for logging, including Brake Position, Brake Pressure, Fuel level, Lateral Acceleration and Steering Angle. Instructions on how to configure/connect the devices for use together are available here.

Check out this video of VBOX Motorsport customer Dave Evans at Silverstone…

 

Vehicle CAN Database Updated

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We have made huge changes to the way we deal with CAN for use with VBOX video loggers.

Our whole CAN database has been cleaned up, with every vehicle now correctly listed alongside its available channels and connection information.

VBOX Video HD2: Thanks to the setup software’s automatic update, the database has also been imported into the VBOX Video HD2 setup software, allowing for really simple channel selection when creating a scene.

HD2 Setup1

Now all you need to do is choose your vehicle, select which channels you want to log, and assign them to a scene element. We’ve included the connection info – wire colours and location for instance – and photographs where we have them.

RLACS228As well as selecting CAN channels for logging via a bare-wire or OBD cable connection, we have also introduced support for the Bluetooth OBD module which allows for a set selection of channels to be logged. This unit will work on vehicles with a standard OBDII diagnostic socket, but it isn’t just ‘listening’ to the CAN bus: instead it is requesting information which is then converted for use in the HD2, and as such it isn’t as fast as a bare-wire connection or one made with an OBD cable.