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iRacing partners with McLaren Electronic Systems

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

  1. 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 were 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:

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  2. Bram

    Administrator Staff Premium

    Impressive partnership that is!
  3. Good news indeed! I wonder if the ability of having real time telemetry in broadcast races could open the door for drivers to have a real crew cheif who could watch the data and call the pitstops etc
  4. That be insane, having someone driving while your buddy watches and makes adjustments as a crew chief. That would be awesome!!