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VBOX Roadshow 2017 - Germany

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Following on from the success of VBOX Roadshows in UK, Italy and France during 2016, we are hosting 2 dates in Germany in June. The roadshow aims to keep you up-to-date on the latest VBOX developments with vehicle test demonstrations taking place throughout the day.

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The Racelogic team will provide Brake Testing and Vehicle Dynamics demonstrations on the track, in the trailer we will be demonstrating the latest additions to the VBOX Test Suite application.

Live Demonstrations Include:

Vehicle dynamics

  • Lever-arm correction
  • Pitch/Roll/Yaw measurements
  • Tyre testing
  • Coastdown

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • AEB
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Pedestrian Braking
  • Path following

Registration

Attendance is free. Please click on the links below to register:

 

What To Expect

See the VBOX Roadshow in action below:

 

Dates and Location Details:


Monday 12 June 2017
Test Event Area GmbH, Am Flugplatz 48, D 56743, Mendig, Germany.

Wednesday 14 June 2017
ADAC Fahrsicherheitsplatz, Landshut/Ellermuhle, (im Speedway-Stadion), Flugplatzstrasse 9, 84034 Landshut, Germany.

VBOX Roadshow 2017 - UK

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The UK VBOX Roadshow is back for another year for 2 days at MIRA on 16 & 17 May. The Roadshow aims to keep you up-to-date on the latest VBOX developments with vehicle test demonstrations taking place throughout the day. UK VBOX Distributor M-Tech will accompany the Racelogic team in providing Brake Testing and Vehicle Dynamics demonstrations on the track, whilst in the trailer we will be demonstrating the latest additions to the VBOX Test Suite application.

Live demonstrations include:

Vehicle dynamics

  • Lever-arm correction
  • Pitch/Roll/Yaw measurements
  • Tyre testing
  • Coastdown

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • AEB
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Pedestrian Braking
  • Path following

Attendance is free. Please click on the links below to register:

Please note that if you wish to attend the MIRA Roadshow and are not based at MIRA registration is essential as access to the MIRA facility requires pre-notification of your attendance.

See the VBOX Roadshow in action below:

Location details

MIRA - 16 & 17 May 2017 9.30am-4.30pm
Watling Street, Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 0TU

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VBOX Roadshow 2017 - Netherlands

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Following on from the success of VBOX Roadshows in UK, Italy and France during 2016, we are hosting our first Roadshow in the Netherlands in June. The roadshow aims to keep you up-to-date on the latest VBOX developments with vehicle test demonstrations taking place throughout the day.

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The Racelogic team will provide Brake Testing and Vehicle Dynamics demonstrations on the track, in the trailer we will be demonstrating the latest additions to the VBOX Test Suite application.

Live Demonstrations Include:

Vehicle dynamics

  • Lever-arm correction
  • Pitch/Roll/Yaw measurements
  • Tyre testing
  • Coastdown

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • AEB
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Pedestrian Braking
  • Path following

Registration

Attendance is free. Please click on the links below to register:

 

What To Expect

See the VBOX Roadshow in action below:

 

Dates and Location Details:


Thursday 8 June 2017
RC Lelystad, Talingweg 120 8218 NX Lelystad, Netherlands

Events and Tradeshows

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Find out when to meet us at tradeshows and other events, or check up on the next dates for our free product training.

EventDateLocationMore Information
 training icon deVBOX Training  29 Jan 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
expo iconA&T - Automation and Testing  13 - 14 Feb 2019  Turin, Italy  Exhibitor: REMAK / Racelogic
 Stand: F25
 Official event website
 training icon ukVBOX Training  21 Feb 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  26 Feb 2019  Weilburg, Germany  Click here to register.
expo iconATE Korea - Automotive Testing Expo
 6 - 8 Mar 2019  Seoul, Korea  Exhibitor: VBOX Korea
 Official event website
 training icon ukVBOX Training  21 Mar 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  26 Mar 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
April - June 2019
expo iconInstrumentation, Analysis & Testing Exhibition (EIS)
 2 Apr 2019  Silverstone, UK  Exhibitor: Racelogic UK
 Official website.
 training icon deVBOX Training  23 Apr 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
 training icon ukVBOX Training  25 Apr 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  21 May 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
expo iconATE Europe - Automotive Testing Expo
 21 - 23 May 2019  Stuttgart, Germany  Exhibitor: Racelogic GmbH
 Stand 8240
 Official event website
expo iconAutomotive  Engineering Expo Japan
 22-24 May 2019  Yokohama, Japan  Exhibitor: VBOX Japan
 Official event website
 training icon ukVBOX Training  23 May 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon ukVBOX Training  20 Jun 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  26 Jun 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
July - September 2019
expo iconATT - Advanced Track Testing 2019
 1 Jul 2019  Rothenburg o.d.
 Tauber, Germany
 Exhibitor: Racelogic GmbH
 Official event website
 training icon deVBOX Training  23 Jul 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
 training icon ukVBOX Training  25 Jul 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon ukVBOX Training  22 Aug 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  27 Aug 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
expo iconDSEI  10 - 13 Sep 2019  London, UK  Exhibitor: Racelogic UK
 Stand N3 - 660
 Official website
 training icon ukVBOX Training  19 Sep 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  24 Sep 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
October - December 2019
expo iconATE USA - Automotive Testing Expo

 22 - 24 Oct 2019  Novi, Michigan,  USA Exhibitor: Racelogic USA
Stand 16018
Official event website
 training icon ukVBOX Training  24 Oct 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  29 Oct 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
 training icon ukVBOX Training  21 Nov 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  26 Nov 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
 training icon deVBOX Training  17 Dec 2019  Weilburg,
 Germany
 Click here to register.
 training icon ukVBOX Training  19 Dec 2019  Buckingham, UK  Email
 to register.

 

 

New VBOX 3i Firmware available

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VBOX 3i Firmware version 2.6 comes equipped with a new 3 Target ADAS mode, improved Robot Navigation and uninterrupted Slip Angle calculation, even in areas with low GPS coverage.


1subject 3targets armegeddonThe latest VBOX 3i firmware (v2.6) enables engineers to log positional and time-to-collision data from up to 3 moving targets and a lane simultaneously, allowing them to meet the guidelines set out by the new Lane Change Test for ACSF (Automatically Commanded Steering Function).

Firmware version 2.6 comes equipped with a new ‘SlipHead’ channel which does not require a valid dual antenna lock to achieve accurate Slip angle measurements. A useful tool on test tracks where GPS coverage is hampered by bridges, buildings or nearby trees.

Racelogic have also improved the heading channel which is used for ADAS calculations and Robot Navigation by introducing a ‘RobotHead’ channel. By using this channel, you should now benefit from cleaner ADAS signals as well as reduced noise in the robot navigation heading signal.

The layout of the VBOX Manager has also been revamped, simplifying the menu structure and making the current settings more visible. As a result, both the VBOX 3i and VBOX Manager firmware will need to be updated to benefit from these new features.

New version of VBOX Test Suite

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Today we’ve released a new version of VBOX Test Suite, 1.7.55.2453.

This release adds R117 Pass-By Noise for tyres (beta), removes the beta tag for R138 PbN & R78 Braking, adds Chinese & Japanese as a language option and contains multiple changes/fixes.

For a further list, please see the history notes.

VBOX Test Suite should notify you that an update is available.

VBOX European Roadshow is back

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The VBOX Hospitality Trailer is back on the road and you are invited to the join us for the VBOX Roadshow 2018. We will be stopping at the following locations:

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Goodyear Luxembourg (Employees only)

18/19 Sep 2018
ADAC Fahrsicherheitsplatz Ingolstadt
Marie-Curie-Str. 15
85055 Ingolstadt
Deutschland

27 Sep 2018
ASC Guidasicura Quattroruote
Cascina di Vairano, 41
27018 Vidigulfo (PV)
Italia

 

What to expect?

We will be there to support you, and to demonstrate our new products and software.

You’ll be able to take an exclusive look at our exciting new data logger, the VBOX Touch, with its bright capacitive touch screen and varied programming options.

We’ll be demonstrating VBOX Connect – a real-time vehicle position monitoring and file-download system.

We have several new software plugins for VBOX Test Suite, such as Pass By Noise and AEB. See how we can save you time and cost in your test and development programs with software designed specifically for your requirements.

We will also be able to show you our prototype indoor positioning system.

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Come along the VBOX Roadshow to discuss your testing needs both now and in the future! We will be delighted to welcome you into the VBOX hospitality trailer for refreshments during the day, as well spending time on the test track for demonstrations.

What's next?

Please email with the date and location you'd like to attend, so you can receive more detailed information on the event.

New plugins and features for VBOX Test Suite

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We have released a new version of VBOX Test Suite. Version 1.7.13.2107 adds two test plugins, additional features such as Interim results and several bug fixes.

Update Highlights

  • New plugins (R78 Motorcycle Braking & R138 Electric Vehicle Pass-by Noise)
  • Removes the beta tag on Coastdown and Lane Change plugins
  • Adds French and German language options
  • Adds online-mode support for VBOX Sport
  • Interim Results

For a full list, please see the history notes which summarises the many changes/fixes since the previous release.

As with our other recently updated applications, VBOX Test Suite now uses .NET Framework 4.7.1, meaning that Windows 7 SP1 or later is now required to run it.

VBOX Test Suite should notify you that an update is available.

Interim Results in Detail

The latest version includes Interim Results (formerly known as "Line Conditions") which allows any channel to be used as a condition, as well as adding a 'between' condition to the 'at' and 'every' conditions.

This addditional functionality allows for Interim Results to now be included in the main results table or, as previously, as a separate table.

When Interim Results are included in the main table of results, average/min/max/standard deviation parameters are accessible on multi-run sessions; which makes for easier export to custom-presented results in third-party software or further processing.

The following detail has been added to the relevant sections of the VBOX Test Suite user guide on the RACELOGIC Support Centre: 

The software allows the user to display intermediary results called ‘Interim results’. The Interim results are determined by adding in ‘Interim Conditions’.

Interim Results are determined from within a plugin configuration window.

Pressing the '+' button will add a new interim result. It is possible to have this line appear at ‘Every’ instance of the value (i.e. Every 10 km/h), ‘At’ an instance of a value (i.e. Only at 10 km/h) or 'Between' values (i.e. Between 30 km/h and 50 km/h).

VBTS Interim Conditions

When 'Columns' is selected, each interim result is shown as a column within the right hand side of the results table, if 'Separate Table' is selected, each interim result is shown as a row, in a separate table, next to the results table.

VBTS Interim Conditions

Accurately identify ADAS signals with an AVAD3 and VBOX

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If you need to record when an ADAS system has become active without using the vehicles' own CAN system, an AVAD3 audio & visual detector from DTC Solutions can now be used alongside VBOX.

AVAD3 is capturing acoustic and optical alerts and signals generated by the vehicle's advanced driver assistance system. It produces a CAN or digital signal when recognising changes of the shapes and colors of defined icons or when audible signals are identified. The output of the AVAD3 can then be used by the VBOX to log the exact moment the vehicle safety message is displayed to the driver. Ideal when testing the accuracy of advance driver assistance systems.

New VBOX 3i FW & SW released

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VBOX 3i Firmware  - What's new in 2.5 b20447

New Freatures & Functionality

  • Pass by Noise mode added
  • Standard VB3i
    DIFF LED behaviour change (see latest online documentation)
  • Kalman Filter
    Added Longitudinal and Lateral jerk channels
    IMU angle offsets no-longer cleared on software connection
  • Dual antenna
    Slip angle calculation stability improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Standard VB3i
    20Hz RS232 brake test data calculation fixed
  • Kalman Filter
    Fix for held speed observed around poor GPS conditions
    Fix for implausible speed values observed around poor GPS conditions
    Fix for erroneous behaviour possible with large IMU to antenna offsets
    Improved initialisation stability.
    Improvements for IMU03 Kalman filter stability performance
  • ADAS
    Fix to header file for Static point reference lane.
  • CAN output updates (see latest online documentation) DGPS solution type added Kalman Filter status moved

Download here.

To fully configure a VBOX 3i running this firmware, VBOX Setup 2.1.21.546 is needed.

 

VBOX Setup Software - What's new in 2.1.21.546

New Features and Functionality in VBOX 3i Configuration

  • Vehicle CAN database added
  • Added ADAS mode setting to IMU Kalman Filter configuration
  • Update to Racelogic CAN output table
  • Added information for connected CANHUB
  • Improved channel presentation for large CAN files

Bug Fixes

  • Module configuration fixes
  • CAN02 baud rate setting fix
  • FIM03 properties UI fix
  • VB3i configuration
    No longer prevents the user from adding VCI CAN channels when separate Racelogic CAN bus is maximised
    Connected Multi-Function Display (DSP03) CAN channel parameter selection fix

Download here.

Path Prediction in VBOX Test Suite

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An update to VBOX Test Suite software that allows test drivers to accurately follow a prescribed path during testing is now available.

The Path-Follow feature within VBOX Test Suite has been developed as a result of VBOX customer requirements to achieve greater levels of testing consistency. When conducting wet braking tests, for instance, inconsistencies in track surfaces (perhaps as a result of certain areas becoming ‘polished’) can lead to less consistent braking distance measurements. It therefore becomes vital that tests are conducted in exactly the same area, but this is difficult to achieve without guidance for the driver. Indeed, it can be very difficult to drive on the same piece of tarmac in manoeuvres such as clock wise and counter clockwise roll gradient tests without using a steering robot – incurring significant time and financial overheads.

The Test Suite software predicts the path that the driver should take by using an algorithm which includes speed and heading prediction. It is challenging for drivers to follow a live and immediate guidance accurately, so the prediction aspect of the algorithm ‘soaks up’ the latency of human actions at the wheel and the mechanical response of the vehicle. This cancels out any oscillations in driven line that occur when attempting to drive in such a precise manner: the VBTS software offers this predictive guidance in a number of display options to accommodate driver preference.

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