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The Importance of Virtual Reality in Car Tuning

by on Mar.13, 2013, under Car Accessories, Formula1

Why does the Formula One engineer apply virtual reality
Formula One engineers are now relying upon the concept of virtual reality in order to fine-tune their cars. The latest technological innovations have enabled us to simulate any kind of race conditions – without undertaking the event for real. The engineers use simulated virtual cars in order to find out optimal settings that will enable them to have an advantage over thVirtual Eyee competition. Simulated virtual cars have numerous advantages in comparison with the conventional automobiles. Some of them include
Virtual cars will enable us to overcome the real-world restrictions
Deploying some of the latest technologies to give realistic experiences to the test drivers
It is important to note that the engineers are working hard in order to obtain predefined simulated environments. Test drivers who are already spending their time testing these simulated cars are holding on to the opinion that the enriched graphic settings help in offering a realistic adventure.
Overcoming the real-world limitations
Throughout the years, engineers who deal with the fine-tuning of cars have experienced various kinds of limitations. Ever since the inception of computers, engineers have been using the in a variety of ways so that their teams can win the races. Almost all the sports cars of this generation feature computer-controlled technologies. As mentioned earlier, the underlying technology is ultra-realistic in nature. For the sake of illustration, the test drivers will always be in radio contact with the engineers. This will enable them to provide valuable feedback to the concerned personnel without any additional issues. Please be in mind that the same activities also happened when the engineers tested their technologies with real cars too.
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Simulating a virtual environment is not an easy task and the software developers will have to take into account many aspects. These software engineers will have to work alongside with the team personnel so that they can bring about the desired results easily. In the same way, simulating a race is indeed a serious business according to the Formula One team engineers. Ironically, many people tend to downplay the same activity because of the extensive proliferation of various kinds of video games among this generation.
Differences in between the real world as well as the virtual world
There are marked differences in between a racing game and a simulated fine-tuning session that will enable the team engineers to get deep insight about the operational activities that are taking place within their cars. Being able to replicate exactly what you will be able to do on the race track – this activity is time consuming according to the software developers who come up with various kinds of simulated cars. According to sources close to the team, there are diversified kinds of sims. Some of them have only limited motion capabilities while the others can have lots of motion. The engineers also agree with the fact that it is extremely tough to replicate what they have learned through the application of simulated environments into the cars in the real world. Interestingly, the team engineers use the term ‘clean representation’ to outline their experiences while working with various kinds of simulated automobiles.

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Formula E Set for 2014

by on Dec.27, 2012, under Formula1

Formula One (F1) racing FIA Formula One World Championship or F1 is considered as one of the most prestigious racing events in the world. However, a new racing series with the desire to matchF1’s popularity and prestige is about to be launched in 2014- the FE or Formula E Series. The difference? All the cars competing in the FE Series will run on pure electricity.

As the car industry responds to the European Commission’s request for the production of cars with more sustainable forms of energy, the president of Federation Internationale del’Automobile, Jean Todt, has supported the concept of having electric car races from the get go. The FIA sees electric cars as the future of the motor industry. Therefore, to make this concept a reality, he signed the launching of the Formula E Series alongside investors to hold a set of races on tracks built in city-centers.

According to Todt, the new racing competition will attract a wider and younger audience. In addition, the series will serve as an opportunity to entertain and share the FIA’s belief and goals of sustainability, clean energy, and mobility.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil will be the first city to play host to the 2014 event. Formula E is planned to have ten teams and twenty drivers. Furthermore, all the cars features will run exclusively on electricity and the race is open to all electric cars approved by the FIA. Test runs of Formula E cars will start in 2013. This will give competitors one year to fine their cars for the competition based on the Formulec design EF 01 prototype. The cars will weigh 780 kilograms with speed reaching 137mph (220kmh) and have a lithium-iron battery that should be able to give 25 minutes’ worth of racing.

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Formula One Promotes Greener Technology

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Green Cars

However, two of the biggest sports car manufacturers, Mercedes and Ferrari were rather uncertain with this idea taking into account that it will definitely be an extra cost and stating that it was a needless expenditure throughout the time when Formula One is preparing to reduce its cost. Though, committee had already settled the new guidelines, the Ferrari’s spokesman believed that he would be surprised if it the world council has not declared it. This new progress would be accumulating a larger cost grounds and he had some questions concerning this arrangement. On the other hand, he admitted that if there is an agreement, we have to work consequently.
It is not impossible that the Formula One organization will be transforming to a greener technology. It would be a great help to the environment and will be very beneficial to the world of auto-racing for the future generation. So expect the manufacturers to produce more green cars in the coming years. In the long run, the human world would be using electric motors, solar, hybrid, or hydrogen cars.

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Formula One Promotes Greener Technology

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Formula1, Green Cars

It has been announced during the Formula One Press Conference that there are new rules and guidelines that will be implemented which the governing body confirmed. The top class single-seater automobile racing will go green on the following year. This is with accordance to the stakeholder’s conformity to use a brand new variety of vehicles for the grand prix, which will be held in 2013. Their vision is to convert the racecars into environmentally friendly engines. They believe that it has a lesser harmful impact on the atmosphere than conventional vehicles. A green car also uses a fewer amount of fuel than the current conventional automobiles or consumes renewable power supply to stimulate its engine.  Revolutionizing technology. Formula One called it the “Green” car grand prix promotion where it is supposed to be a reflection towards the movement of the car fuel competency and to let the world be more familiar with it. Therefore, it will increase the supply and demand of these kinds of vehicles for the upcoming years and for the future generation. At this time, the Formula One race automobiles were required to use the engines with 2.4-liters-V8s, which will happen to be a history in no time. The latest style of green cars will be using turbo engines that will have control over fuel, and the supposed power recovery systems.

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Revolutionizing Technology for a Better Future

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Green Cars

Green cars are just one of the many initiatives of the people who are concerned with the environment. If you are interested in getting green this should not be a problem. Though there are automotive companies that sells green cars there are also shops who can help you upgrade your car. All you have to do is check out which technology matches up with your car and easily you can upgrade and help protect the environment. Read car books and magazines or check out articles, blogs and reviews on websites from the Internet and know more about these green technologies.
There are different kinds of green cars that are being innovated. Discover the best technology that would fit your style. One of the most famous technologies is the Hybrid cars, which is the combination of internal combustion engine and an electric motor. There is also a technology, which uses alternative fuels like Ethanol (which is the same type of alcohol found in beverages), Diesel Biodiesel and Natural Gas (usually made from corn and woody grass). There are also new technologies that are still being tested up until now like Electric, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Car. Soon enough, people will be able to advance to greater technology but with the sensitivity to care and help protect the environment. Because it never failed to give the people what it needs it’s just right to give back the love.

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Formula One World Champions Red Bull’s Alleged Illegal Holes.2

by on Jun.15, 2012, under Car Accessories, Formula1

Red Bull’s rivals started to show their protest against their floors, which on their side and opinion had a fully enclosed hole, which is seen as illegal. These alleged holes can be seen on the outer boundary of the step plane in the floor. In the end of the Monaco Grand Prix, there was no protest that is officially filed and Mark Webber grabbed his first win. FIA was aware of the whole situation and decided to act before the opening of Canada Grand Prix.

After a series of negotiations to defend their own sides, Red Bull remains to be firm that their floor is legal and they do not violate any official rules. This signifies that from the Monaco Grand Prix until today, their cars are following the Formula Standard, no more, no less.

The clarification of rules made by the FIA seems to pursue Red Bull to modify their floors. As for the Red Bull, they officially said to the public that they would change their floors anyway before the Montreal race, so the alleged illegal hole is not a big deal. This means that they do not need the aforesaid modifications on the next Canada Grand Prix.

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Formula One World Champions Red Bull’s Alleged Illegal Holes

by on Jun.13, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

After the sport’s governing body, which is the International Automobile Federation or the FIA, issued an official clarification about the rules, the Formula One champions Red Bull ought to modify their car’s floor before the opening of the Canadian Grand Prix.  A spokesman from the FIA has told Charlie Whiting, the race director and also the technical head, to send directives to all participating teams following allegations, which state that Red Bull floor, possess an illegal hole. To clear the air before the actual Canadian Grand Prix, the teams involved, particularly the Red Bull has released their own statements. Formula One regulators.
This allegation creates further arguments even with technical experts about the Formula One standards. These experts are arguing about the difference of a “hole” to a “slot”, and “fully enclosed holes” as well as “what really constitute a hole”. These holes can yield such aerodynamic benefits which “whiting set out” the allowable.
This controversy started hours before the Monaco Grand Prix last month, where Australian Mark Webber started on pole position carrying the Red Bull name. They cleared the issue by stating that it is just a misunderstanding, and Red Bull wanted to make their position or side clear. From that incident, they had numerous discussions about it.  Formula One regulators.

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Formula One Driving Facts.2

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Car Accessories, Formula1

In case you are not aware, you cannot increase the maximum limit of KERS, which is 60 Kw. What does this mean? Obviously, when it is said that you should not go beyond the limit of 60 Kw, you are obliged not to go beyond the given parameter required by the proponents and authorities of Formula One Racing.

When it comes to the materials that are being used for the race, the authorities of the racing event have also made it possible to check them out. As a matter of fact, each of the materials that have been checked by Formula One was subjected for evaluation conducted by the Formula One regulators.

When it comes to some types of significant cases like cylinder heads, the use of aluminum alloys is the basic requirement, which are imposed and allowed by the Formula One. This simply means that crankcases and pistons can also come up with aluminum alloy composition.

Finally, when the car comes with rods that are connected to other components, Formula One allows the drivers of these cars to use car rods that are made from iron alloys.

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Formula One Driving Facts.1

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Formula1, Fun, Uncategorized

Certain limitations have surpassed different engine policies and regulations to enhance practicality in the car race. Because of this, one should thoroughly understand the importance of the implementation of engine specs specifically intended for Formula One Car Race. The following are the regulations, which are meant to be followed and observed during the race.
Formula One’s engine dimensions come with certain limitations in terms of their measurements. It is so ordered that the central gravity of the motor should be something like 165 mm from the reference plane’s point. On the other hand, the crankshaft of the vehicle should not exude the limit, which is 58 mm.

The diameter limit of the cylinder bore should not exceed 98 mm, which also exude a separation length in between the vehicle’s cylinders measuring about 106.5 mm apart. The variance should be something like 0.2 mm, which is specifically regulated for the vehicle’s dimensions.
All of the speculations for these types of vehicles should have the KERS or the horsepower type of the valve. For everyone’s information, only engines that can contain 2.4 liters of fuel are allowed to participate in the Formula One Race. Along with this characteristic of the engine, the car should also exude a ninety-degree and eight-valve patterns so as to get the permission to join in the race.

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F1 Driving Facts

by on May.07, 2012, under Formula1, Fun

However, the limitations have surpass various regulations and engine policies but to be practical in the race,  one should implement the importance of engine specs for Formula One Race and these are the general rules:
Dimensions of Formula One engine are limited to certain measurements. However, the motor’s central gravity should be at least 165mm from the point of reference plane. The crankshaft, on the other hand, measures not more than the limit of 58mm. Cylinder bore diameter limits should not be greater than 98mm with a separation length between cylinders at 106.5mm apart while variance of 0.2mm is regulated for the dimensions.
The bread and butter of all engine speculations foresee the valve’s horsepower type and KERS. Only 2.4-liter engines with arrangement of 90-degree 8-valve patterns are used for the race. KERS can be generated at a maximum limit of 60kW, which means activation of acceleration power can be reached not greater than the stated parameter.
Even the materials used in Formula One are evaluated by F1 regulators. Aluminum alloys are ideally the material selection for cylinder heads and significant cases. Nonetheless, pistons and engine crankcases can also be made from aluminum alloys. For rods that connect to another components, drivers can make use of iron alloys.

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