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iRacing partners with McLaren Electronic Systems

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Kevin Watts, May 5, 2011.

  1. Kevin Watts

    Kevin Watts

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    iRacing has announced today that it will be partnering with McLaren Electronic Systems to provide telemetry data. iRacing announced that this summer it would be releasing v2.0 of its software and that with the update there will be improved telemetry output. McLaren Electronic Systems was contracted by the FIA to supply the powertrain control system to F1 teams at the start of 2008 and NASCAR has named McLaren Electronic Systems as the official engine control unit supplier for 2012.

    McLaren's ATLAS Express software will be integrated into the iRacing service by the end of May and documentation will also be released to help iRacers get the information they need from the telemetry. ATLAS Express has been derived from the ATLAS software that McLaren developed to support their F1 team. As well as the ATLAS software the new telemetry output will allow broadcasts of online races to have overlays showing real time telemetry from the cars and also give greater support to sim hardware such as motion platforms and external guages.

    You can read the full press announcement here at iRacing's 'InRacing News' site here, or scroll down below to read the announcement made on the iRacing members site:

     
  2. William Nowell

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    The future is looking really bright for iracing, they have been doing very well with partnerships. Good read!
     
  3. Joe Hubbard

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    Who cares about the telemetry data.. Scan the McLaren F1 car for us...!!!!.... hahaha (walks off with head held down)
     
  4. isamu

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    I was wondering this too. Does this mean MacClaren race cars are in the works/on the agenda?
     
  5. Kevin Watts

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    I don't know, companies like McLaren are split into these sub groups and act like almost separate companies so a deal with one doesn'tr necessarily mean a deal with the others though it would be great to have maybe a McLaren F1 or the McLaren F1 GT car.
     
  6. Richard Sobolewski

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    Yeah, as far as I know this deal is only with McLaren Electronic Systems - US Division, and therefore not directly linked to Woking.
     
  7. Oscar Sahlin

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    or the upcoming MP4-12C GT3 :D
     
  8. John Martin

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    I would rather see the Koenigsegg CCGT. One of the funnest cars I have ever driven in a sim.
     
  9. isamu

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    Those would be great indeed. In fact, does iracing have ANY European tin top race cars available at the moment? Man, if they ever get Ferrari or Lambo, the participation numbers would balloon through the roof.
     
  10. George Pilkington

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    What about an Aston Martin... now that would be cool!
     
  11. Kevin Ascher

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    Any Cup Porsche *_*
     
  12. Dario Jagar

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  13. Oscar Sahlin

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    what's "tin top" mean? lol I never heard the expression before. there's a few european formula race cars in iRacing, but they don't count?
     
  14. Dario Jagar

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    tin top is oposite of open wheelers, something with the roof
     
  15. Joe Hubbard

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    I'm sorry I didn't mean for that to get so off topic... Yeah I'm certain it is a seperate company, same name thing. I'm sure it's most likely all owned by Mclaren but different company. Such as were I work there is probably 200 different companies that have been bought up/merged into one. They are all still there own braches persay.
     
  16. Abdul Al-Amry

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  17. Will Marquez

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    Wow. I'm at work and will have to wait till later to try this out. Good find Abdul. Anybody have a chance to try it out yet?
     
  18. Abdul Al-Amry

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    Ohh yes Sir. I am playing with it now. Not like Motec but its more advanced than Motec. Only missing from ATLAS is the play button to see like Motec. This is all static. If you have problems just give me a shout and I'll get you up n running in no time.
     
  19. Will Marquez

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    Whoa! This program is really cool. Started using MoTeC i2 Pro to get ready for Road Atlanta in the Star Mazda and somewhat familiar with how that program works. But ATLAS takes it to another level. It'll really seem like a whole different language to most. And I for one am no expert on this but enjoy learning this stuff. Those interested should take a look at ATLAS and give it a go.

    Thanks to Abdul for helping me out and getting everything into place.