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New firmware release and manual update for PerformanceBox

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We've released new firmware (v3.0.56) and manual updates for PerformanceBox. The firmware changes include added support for SDHC cards and some minor bug fixes.

The video below shows how to update a RACELOGIC PerformanceBox or DriftBox.

You can download the firmware here in the customer area, as well as the manual.

 

New Driver Training Article "Getting on the gas"

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The latest Advanced Circuit Driving Techniques article features Ben Clucas, a Grade A ARDS instructor and former Australian Formula 3 champion. “Getting on the Gas” starts with this great quote from Sir Jackie Stewart: “Don’t put your foot on the gas pedal until you’re sure that you’ll never have to take it off again” and Ben gives us an insight of how best to apply this theory.

Download the new chapter here.

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Apple updates iOS 7

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The last versions of apple software to be released (7.1 and 7.1.1) contained Bluetooth issues which stopped data transfer between our Performance Test and LapTimer iOS applications and the VBOX Sport. This caused some issues for our customers – our newly released apps contain a workaround which solves these issues.

Apple has also released a new software version which removes this Bluetooth issue. Users can continue running 7.1.1 or update to the new 7.1.2, both should now function without any issues.

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New Driver Training Article now available

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The latest chapter in our Advanced Driving Techniques e-book is now available. “Landmark Decisions” takes you through the process of breaking a circuit down into reference points that will help with driving precision, relaxation, and ultimately to better lap times.

Nigel Greensall takes us through several examples of how he instructs amateur drivers in the use of landmarks, and how he himself decodes a new circuit.

The e-book can be downloaded here.

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VBOX Motorsport Video

We have recently published this video, filmed at Silverstone and featuring Nigel Greensall as he coaches a client in his Caterham SP300R. Nigel uses Circuit Tools to help his client gain significant time, and an increase in confidence, in just a few short sessions.

Watch the video here.

 

270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT verified by VBOX

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On 14th February 2014, the Hennessey Venom – a heavily modified Lotus Exige, powered by a 7.0 twin turbo V8 – hit 270mph at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.

The car was equipped with both a VBOX HD and a Video VBOX, along with an OLED Display which, as you can see in the video, gave the driver a clear view of the speed he was travelling. Check out the acceleration, which is truly astonishing. The car had to be brought to a halt very quickly on the runway and the Venom team are confident that the car could go even faster given a longer run.

Joe Lachovsky, from the Racelogic USA office was on hand to verify the numbers.
Here is his report:

"The weather for the run couldn't have been more perfect. There was definitely a nervous calm in the air, as months of work by Hennessey's crew was coming down to this moment. When Brian (the driver) took off, you could hear that he was on the gas for quite a while, which only served to ratchet up the suspense. It wasn't until we had made our way to the other end of the runway that we saw the OLED display had confirmed they broke the record. Being able to confirm the data logged by the VBOX 3i on the very runway that the shuttle had landed on many times, is something I'll never forget. Truly a remarkable experience."