AI-based Virtual Race Engineer incl. Pitstop Handling

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  1. TheBigO

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    I'm back from the holidays with a huge amount of new features and improvements. Many of the changes revolve around strategy and tire management in changing weather conditions. Among other things, there a many improvements for the Spotter and the Race Strategist can now revise the strategy while you are on the track. The list of changes is too long to even list the most important new features here, so be sure to take a look at the release notes: https://github.com/SeriousOldMan/Simulator-Controller/wiki/Release-Notes#4300-release-090222

    If you want to support the project, I would be very happy about a membership on Patreon or a donation. You can find the information below.

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    Today there are many small improvements here and there. Among other things, the spotter now periodically provides information about the lap times of the other cars. He also recognizes rounds in which the opponents had problems, e.g. an off-track.

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    The release of today extends the functionality of the Spotter with additional information about the direct opponents and the calculations of the distances between the vehicles on the track have been completely revised.

    Other improvements:

    1. The strategy calculations in the "Race Center" now automatically incorporate the current weather in the simulation during a running race.
    2. Thanks to some great work by Chris Matthews, the list of tire compounds in Automobilista 2 is now pretty much complete.
    3. And there is a new preset that can be used to change the behavior of the Push-to-Talk button so that it does not have to be kept pressed while speaking.

    Outlook: According to a voting on our Discord, the next step is to build a cloud-enabled database in which the telemetry data can be stored so that all members of a team have easy access to it.

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    Although I'm currently working intensively on the cloud-based telemetry database for teams, there are still a few small improvements today. Chris Matthews has completed the list of tire compounds for Automobilista 2, all cars should now be covered. And there are again a couple of new tactical hints by the Spotter.

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    Still working intensively on the cloud-based telemetry database for teams, but we have cute little functionality for voice sound post processing today. You can configure now all parameters of the sound processing pipeline, thereby creating any radio sound you like, from a crystal clear sound of a digital radio up to the noisy, crackling sound of an old telephone line.

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    Beside that, this release comes with a complete list of tyre compound meta data for all cars of RaceRoom Racing Experience thanks to Chris Matthews and we have finally all cars from Assetto Corsa Competizione covered for the setup analyzer and creation tool.

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    Today there is another release with many bug fixes and minor improvements before the new Team Server will be released next week. The biggest change for today is the ability to choose different methods for calculating gaps and deltas for the Race Spotter.

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    The 4.4.0.0 release brings a long awaited feature for teams. With the help of the new Team Server it is now possible to save the telemetry data of all drivers in a central database. This data is then available to everyone, e.g. in the Strategy Workbench, to precisely calculate strategies for the entire team, or the tire pressures for a team member can be looked up in the database during an unplanned pit stop.

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    And we have a first version of a Spanish translation thanks to our community member Jose Krilin. Although this is not yet complete, it will be further expanded with the next releases. The initial version already provides a comprehensive translation of the user interface and work is currently underway on the Spanish voice output and recognition.
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    Today we have improvements for new users with a new quick start guide (https://github.com/SeriousOldMan/Simulator-Controller/wiki/Quick-Start-Guide), that helps creating a simple running configuration in a few minutes. For the experienced users this release includes a new monitoring tool, that shows the actual state and health of all functions, components and internal processes of Simulator Controller. And Caster And ECU Map are now supported in "Setup Advisor" when comparing setups and also when generating setup recommendations.

    Outlook: According to the voting on our Discrod, the next big thing will be support for multi-class races.

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    Most important addition for today are the Spanish grammars for the Race Assistants thanks to the great work of Jose Krilin. Beside that, map and caster meta data are now available for all cars in "Setup Advisor". And we have a new report, which show the performance of each driver / car lap by lap and the pace report now includes the mean value of all lap times as well as the median value.

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    This week we have full support for multi-class races. The Assistants always provide information on lap times, gar and positions related to your own vehicle class and all accompanying tools such as "Race Center" and "Race Reports" also understand the conditions of a race in which different vehicle classes take part. Within reports and graphs, you can focus on one of the vehicle classes.

    Please note: Unfortunately, due to the latest Windows patches, it may be necessary in some cases to carry out the update manually, as the automatic installer may abort with an error message. Support can be found in our Discord.

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    Hello,

    Interesting, will check this tool.

    Thank you anyway, forum seems a bit dead lately...
     
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    Today we have further improvements in data replication for teams. Vehicle setups and race strategies can now also be exchanged with each other via the central Team Server. Furthermore, it is now possible to be connected to several Team Servers at the same time to exchange data, very helpful for everyone who is active as a driver in several teams. In addition, as always, there are many small improvements (see release notes). Among other things, the time required for refueling can now be specified for the strategy simulation.

    We're fast approaching our 2 year anniversary on December 6th and I'm hoping to have a really great new feature in setup development ready by then. fingers crossed.

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    On the way to our 2 year anniversary on December 6th, I only have a couple of small improvements today. You can now share race strategies with the community and get strategies from others in return. There are also a couple of fixes here and there and some small improvements in the "Race Center".

    The next release will be on 6th December...

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    For the 2 year anniversary (December 6, 2020 Simulator Controller was published on GitHub for the first time) you get something very special. The "Setup Advisor" can now evaluate the telemetry data live and show you problems with your setup, but possibly also with your driving style while you are on the track. In the end, entries can be generated from these events in the "Setup Advisor" after selection, from which the tool can then automatically generate an adapted setup. But what am I talking about here, just watch the video.



    The analyzer mode is available for all simulator, except iRacing, which will follow with the next release. Besides that, as always, there are many small improvements here and there. The best way to do this is to look at the release notes.

    At this point I would like to thank @WallyM of the ACC forum, who got the ball rolling with a first approach to data analysis and was also kind enough to provide a few code parts.

    My second thanks go to all of you, especially my Patreons, for your support over the last 2 years and your support with new ideas and requirements. Next year is sure to be just as good.

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    Today's release completes the Telemetry Analyzer with support for iRacing and an auto-calibration that automatically finds the right threshold values for your personal driving style. In addition, the handling of the tire pressure data has been improved if there are data from several drivers in the database.

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    Wow, that's a Xmas gift! Can't wait to try it!
     
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    Great, but be patient. This thing is a pro tool and has a very steep learning curve.
     
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    Last (feature) release for 2022.

    The Race Engineer has learned how to detect pressure loss in one or even two tyres. Both sudden loss and also slow loss of pressure due to a puncture are detected and the Engineer will inform you about this. When it comes to planning a pitstop, the loss is considered by the Engineer and also by the "Race Center" in case of a team race.

    There are many other changes which increase quality amd performance here and there. If you are interested, you can take a look at the release notes.

    I wish you all some quite and "slow" moments during the upcoming days and we will see us in the next year.

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    Happy new year! Today comes the first release for 2023, which brings you a completely rewritten pit strategy simulation for the Race Strategist as well as the capability of the Strategist to explain to you, why a given lap for an upcoming pitstop is recommended. The Strategist will tell you the propable position after the stop together with the amount of traffic you have to expect, when you re-enter the track.

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    Todays release brings a feature, that has long been requested by the community. It is now possible to choose between different units and field formats for all apps of the Simulator Controller Suite. You can, for example, define, that all tyre pressures will be display in Bar, rather than PSI, which is the internal unit.

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