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Digital Subscriptions > Vroom International > n. 207 Sept 2018 > THE VIRTUAL WORLD

THE VIRTUAL WORLD

Karting 2.0: despite our environment being reluctant to epochal changes, we are facing a head-on collision with the future. It’s the end of 2018, electric motors and simulation are now a reality. Will Karting be able to benefit from it? In this issue, we explore the strengths and weaknesses (few) of driving simulation systems.

Part One

SIMULATOR

SIMULATION LIKE WILDFIRE

JUST AS SOME MECHANICS (OF OLD) STILL OPPOSE THE USE OF TELEMETRY TODAY, LOGICALLY THINGS CAN STILL BE DONE IN THE “OLD FASHIONED” WAY. HOWEVER, SAID TRADITIONALISTS WILL FIND THEMSELVES CLASHING ON TRACK WITH OTHER DRIVERS WHO MAY COME BETTER PREPARED, BETTER ASSISTED OR BETTER EQUIPPED (EVEN ECONOMICALLY).

Driving simulators have taken hold in the last decade and are increasingly used by car manufacturers and Formula 1 teams because they offer teams, engineers and drivers the opportunity to study and develop data analysis systems, to optimize driving technique, to learn new tracks and to perform tests on much of the setup. The use of driving simulators is spreading like wildfire in the automotive sector because it allows to reduce costs and speed up the preparation of a race, with great benefit on the results.

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