Telemetry New Z1 A n a l y z e r version released

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  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    Scatter plots can be a very powerful tool in telemetry. The Z1 Analyzer makes it very easy to create and display them, so you can quickly use them to see where and how to improve your lap times.



    This video explains all you need to know about scatter plots: how to create them, why you might want them, and gives examples of what they can show you.

    Download the Z1 Analyzer here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Chapter Index:
    0:00 Intro
    0:58 Creating a Scatter Plot
    1:41 Building an Example Scatter Plot
    4:22 Color Channels
    6:16 Displaying a Scatter Plot
    6:28 Using a Scatter Plot to Determine Understeer/Oversteer
    11:39 RPM vs Gear Plot to Determine Shift Points
    14:52 Final Thoughts
     
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  2. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2022.3 of the Z1 Analyzer has arrived!

    This new version introduces the new Driving Instructor. This new feature uses AI technology to perform an analysis of your lap and then provides a target lap time, and advice on how to reach that lap time.

    It will identify the corners where you can gain the most time and show you what you are doing wrong and how to improve.

    Available for all iRacing tracks, and coming soon for other sims, the Driving Instructor is your way to faster and more consistent lap times. No longer do you need to guess at how to improve or pay hundreds to have someone try and help you at a single track. The Z1 Analyzer's Driving Instructor helps you on your schedule at all tracks.

    If you want to be a faster driver, and you know you do, the Z1 Analyzer is the place to start.

    Download the demo today:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Existing users can get the update here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    The new Driving Instructor shows a satellite map of the track giving you far more detail than the standard track edges.
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    You can play the lap back and corner advice is noted by the yellow circle and exclamation point.
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    The car shows position, steering, direction, g-forces, throttle and brake all in once easy to view graphical display
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    Advice is given on how to improve where necessary. Here a better driving line is shown in blue compared to the one driven in red.
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    The Driving Instructor will also compare your throttle and brake inputs to what is optimal, showing you how to improve those inputs to be faster through the turns.
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    Download the demo today:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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  3. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2022.3 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available.

    In addition to the revolutionary Driving Instructor feature which we detailed above, there are a lot of other new features and improvements to the Analyzer.

    Some highlights are:

    The Open Lap dialog now flags any laps that are invalid, had yellow flags, or entered the pits.
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    You can now include a 'layout' object in your layouts. This shows all currently available layouts making switching between them easy. You can also use the new drop down at the bottom right to quickly change layouts.
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    Histograms can now average data across multiple laps in their display. (This is a Track/Pro feature).
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    When creating Math channels you can now use the standard cut/copy/paste/select all options. And you can Undo up to the last 20 changes made.
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    Sectors can now be moved or created/removed. Note this is a Track/Pro feature.
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    The Z1 Analyzer: Using telemetry to make you a faster driver.

    New users can download the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Existing users can get the update here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    Full list of release notes:
    * Driving Instructor analysis has been added. Currently this is only fully supported by iRacing tracks. (Support for all other sims is currently a beta feature.) This new analysis screen displays the entire car, along with wheels (with the front wheels steering angle displayed), and throttle and brake displays. This is overlaid on the track map. This new visualization lets you easily see car placement, orientation and yaw without having to look at multiple graphs. This feature requires a current Track or Pro license.

    The Driving Instructor also include g-force displays on the car as is drives round the circuit.

    When playing back a lap on the driving instructor screen the Analyzer will zoom in automatically to provide improved detail on the car. You can manually adjust the zoom using the mouse wheel.
    The Driving Instructor will choose several turns where you are losing the most time and highlight them. When you play back the lap, it will stop at each of these turns. You will then receive advice on driving line, and pedal inputs at the corner entry, mid-point and exit. Each turn that will be discussed is marked with a yellow circle containing an exclamation point.

    You can customize how much time needs to be gained for a turn to be discussed. You can also customize the maximum number of turns that will be discussed. Usually you would not want to look at more than 3 or 4 turns at once. Concentrate on improving those turns before moving on to other ones.

    The Driving Instructor will generate advice based on an AI analysis of your lap. You can also have it compare your lap directly to a currently loaded secondary lap if you prefer.

    The above options can be set on the left side of the Driving Instructor window, or in the settings dialog.
    Satellite imagery is also included in the driving instructor screen. This imagery allows you to see in much more detail where you are placing the car on track. Are you using curbs? Exactly where are you braking? All this provides much more feedback to help you improve your lap.

    The Satellite Imagery is automatically lined up by the Analyzer. 99% of the time it is a perfect match. However due to various factors there are times when it can be slightly off. If you see this you are able to adjust the alignment using the following keyboard shortcuts: Nudge left (CTRL-Alt-L); Nudge right (CTRL-Alt-R); Nudge up (CTRL-Alt-U); Nudge down (CTRL-Alt-D); Rotate Track Clockwise (CTRL-Alt-[plus key]); Rotate Track Counter-clockwise (CTRL-Alt-[minus key]); Shrink Horizontallty (Shift-CTRL-Alt-L), Expand Horizontally (Shift-CTRL-Alt-R); Shrink Vertically (Shift-CTRL-Alt-D); Expand Vertically (Shift-CTRL-Alt-U). If you would like to see the current values set the debug mode to Satellite Maps - Draw 1. (Debug modes are set in the General settings tab).

    * Mercator projection is now used to display iRacing track maps.

    * Improvements to track drawing.

    * Improvements to turn analysis comments.

    * Sectors can now be moved. To do so, CTRL-shift-left-click and drag the desired sector line to the left or right within a trace. You can change the left-click modifier that allows you to move a sector in the Control tab of the settings dialog. Note you need a Track license or higher to move sectors.

    * You can now add or remove a sector from a lap. To remove a sector, CTRL-shift-double-left-click on the sector line within a trace. To add a new sector CTRL-shift-double-left-click on the desired location within a trace. You can change the keyboard modifiers that allow you to add or remove sectors in the Control tab of the settings dialog. Note you need a Track license or higher to add or remove sectors.

    * The Math Channel Dialog now supports Cut/Copy/Paste/Select All/Undo commands for the formula text area. These are the standard Windows commands of Cut (CTRL-X), Copy (CTRL-C), Paste (CTRL-V), Select All (CTRL-A), Undo (CTRL-Z). You can also right click on the formula text area to view a popup menu and access these commands. The Undo option goes back up to 20 iterations.

    * Open Lap Dialog: Laps from other drivers that are considered invalid are not shown by default. An invalid lap is one where a mistake was made, a yellow flag was present during the lap, or the lap started or ended in the pit lane. You can choose to display these laps by selecting the 'Show invalid laps' option in the Recorded Telemetry settings tab, or by choosing the 'Show Invalid Laps' option from the right-click popup menu in the Laps From Other Drivers section.

    * Open Lap Dialog: On the Laps From Other Drivers section an exclamation point will be displayed to the left of the car name if any of the following conditions are met: the lap is invalid; the lap started or ended in the pits; there was a yellow flag during the lap. If you put the mouse over one of these laps you will get a full explanation of why the exclamation point is being displayed. If you do not want the explanation to be displayed you can turn off this option in the Recorded Telemetry settings tab, using the 'Show invalid lap details' option at the bottom of the tab.

    * Open Lap Dialog: There are now buttons to 'Clear Filters' for both your laps and other driver laps. These buttons are at the top right of the lap tables. They replace the filter text that was there previously. Placing your mouse over them will display the currently active filters. If no filters are active then the buttons will be disabled.

    * There is now a Layouts object that can be incorporated into your layouts. This is available by going to Display->Show Layouts. This displays the Layouts object on your layout. All current layouts are listed in the Layouts object. Double clicking on the name of a layout will display that layout. Note that as the Layouts object is part of your layout it must be added to each layouts to be displayed. After adding it to a layout you would need to save the layout. Note that it is now included in all default layouts.

    * You can now change layouts from the drop down at the bottom right of the screen. Previously this just displayed the current layout. Now that it is a drop down it provides another quick option to changing layouts.

    * Histograms: You can now choose to have the histogram average all displayed laps. This requires a Track license or higher. You can select this option by right-clicking on the histogram and making sure 'Average All Laps' is checked. Alternatively you can turn the option on in the Display settings tab. When enabled all laps that are displayed in the traces will be averaged when displaying a histogram.

    * Added two new data channels: Front Roll Angle and Rear Roll Angle. Currently only RaceRoom supports these.

    Download the demo today:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm
     
  4. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2022.3.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available.

    This fixes a few bugs and updates some features of the new Driving Instructor.

    It also opens the Driving Instructor up to all standard license users who can now use it on one track of their choice.

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    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Version 2022.3 of the Z1 Analyzer introduces our new AI Driving Instructor. Just open your lap and choose the Driving Instructor and it will overlay your lap on a satellite map of the track and show you where you can gain time. With optimal driving lines and brake/throttle/speed/gear displays it has never been easier to find time at your favorite track.



    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    1:44 Opening the Driving Instructor
    2:50 The Basics (An overview at Brands Hatch Indy)
    4:22 Getting the Advice
    6:01 Viewing a Better Driving Line
    7:05 A Turn in Detail (Line/Pedal Inputs)
    10:50 At Road Atlanta
    11:40 At Watkins Glen
    12:09 at Las Vegas Oval
    12:40 Final Thoughts
     
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    Version 2022.3.3 of the Z1 Analyzer is available. This fixes a couple of issues and improves the functionality of the driving instructor.

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    * In the Driving Instructor - You can now jump directly to a turn marked for advice by left or control-left clicking on the yellow circles. This action depends on how you have it set up in the Control settings tab. This lets you skip showing the car driving round the track and go right to a turn. (We still highly recommend watching the entire lap being played back as it shows car placement and orientation throughout the lap.)

    * Fixes a bug which prevented the Analyzer from connecting to rFactor 2 in live telemetry.

    * Fixed a bug where the Analyzer would show the wrong track selection in the Open Lap dialog after driving laps in the Z1 Dashboard.

    As always, you need the latest version of the Analyzer for the Driving Instructor to work, so you will need to update to this version for it to keep working.

    New users can get the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Existing users can get the update here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer's AI Driving Instructor can help you find seconds at your favorite track. Today's video focuses on the Rudskogen Motorsenter in iRacing. Don't waste time wondering how to improve, just load your lap and let the Driving Instructor show you where and how you can gain the most time.



    Remember the Driving Instructor requires a current license, so make sure you have an active subscription. And to have it available on all tracks, you'll need the Track license.

    Download the Z1 Analyzer here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer's AI Driving Instructor works on all kinds of tracks. This video looks at Bark River International, a great off-road track. The Driving Instructor not only gives advice on where you can improve, but shows the angle of the car as it moves round the track. This is vital for off-road tracks as you want to see how much you are drifting in each turn.



    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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