Track Attack Analysis Software Update - v92 January 12, 2018
Track Attack V92 Update
Released Friday, January 12, 2018
In early December, just prior to the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show, in Indianapolis, IN, we silently released the first public beta of the new Track Attack service. It was more of a low-key release because with all new software products, we knew there would be bugs! Little by little, we rolled it out to alpha users and added new users.
With each new group of users, we received feedback, tweaked and fixed items, and now the new service is stable and ready for even more users.
Better and more regular cloud syncing: V92 proactively addresses syncing issues that we found and now will proactively sync with the cloud every 10 minutes, in case something has changed. For example, a teammate has shared a new session with you, someone has added a new session to a team you are a part of or a request to join a team or access a session has been approved.
Better channel detection: From alpha and beta user's feedback we’ve seen an increased variety in channel names. All of this variety in data helps train our data channel detection models and now we detect and support hundreds of more channels and variety in how they are named. The odds are great that when you import a session, we will be able to detect all of the data in that file.
MoTec support: We now officially support MoTec.id files!
How to import data into Track Attack?
We created a quick video on how to import data into Track Attack. The video below is specific to importing AiM .drk or .xrk files but the process is just about the same for MoTec, RaceLogic and RaceCapture files.
- Step 1: Make sure you’ve created an Track Attack account, a vehicle, and both downloaded and installed the Track Attack software.
- Step 2: Open Track Attack software for PC or Mac
- Step 3: Click on the green “Import” button on the top left of the app
- Step 4: Find and select the native data file from your logger. Note: you can select more than one file at a time.
- AiM loggers: .drk (corresponding .gpk file must be in the same folder) or .xrk files
- MoTec loggers: .id files
- RaceLogic loggers: .vbo files
- RaceCapture: .log files
- Step 5: Review the details on the session that Track Attack found and make sure they are correct.
- Track Layout: Tracks sometimes have multiple layouts - make sure that the correct layout is selected. When a different layout is selected, the lap times will be re-calculated.
- Driver: By default, you, the user who is logged in is the driver for the session but you can also change the driver to other Track Attack users, who you have shared sessions with or are teammates.
- Car: Similar to drivers, we make an educated guess on which car was used based on the value in the native data file, but you can change to the vehicle you created on www.trackattack.io or the vehicles of drivers who have shared sessions with you. Specifically, it is the vehicles in the session - not all of the vehicles that belong to that driver.
- Video: If you recorded video for the session, this is where you can select that video and synchronize the data and video.
- Note: We are currently not cloud storing or syncing the video. This is coming in the next few months.
- Tags: Add tags to the session, to make it easier for you to search and find these sessions in the future.
- Notes: We automatically pull in any notes found in the original file but you can edit those notes here.
- Sharing: You can share a session with a driver or team on Track Attack by simply typing in their handle. You can even share a session with someone who is not on Track Attack through their email address.
- Import versus Import All: After you’ve made sure the session values all look good, you can either import one session at a time (if you imported multiple sessions) or Import All - which means it will apply the settings you put above, to all of the sessions that you selected (from the same track layout).
- Note: If you imported sessions from multiple tracks, once it gets to a session from a different track, it will ask you to review the session details.
What about the Track Attack website?
The website is continuously being worked on and updated - our goal is to release updates on a weekly basis. We’ll have specific announcements for major website updates.
Tell us what you think!
As always, we’re building Track Attack to help you as a driver, team or coach be more consistent and faster. Provide your feedback and suggestions by reaching out to us on Facebook. Tell your friends and download Track Attack for PC or Mac!