RaceVoice Manual

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RaceVoice Installation & User Manual

Install and User Manual for 05-08-19 Software release and corresponding 05-08-19 Firmware release

Published: May 8, 2019

The RaceVoice Installation Guide and User Manual will assist drivers with the simple set-up and configuration of the RaceVoice system. The guide outlines:

Standard Installation

Dashboard Configuration

RaceVoice Studio Configuration

There are also sections for Advanced Users, Troubleshooting and Specifications. Select the PDF link to the left and download the manual for full details.

Get to Know RaceVoice

racevoice front side

RaceVoice receives CANBus data consisting of both ECU and Dashboard measurements. These measurements are processed in real-time, while you are on track, and RaceVoice verbally announcements performance stats to you – similar to having a driver coach, radios, and a dedicated race engineer.

Announcements such as low-oil pressure, high temperature, low-battery can be generated based on configurable conditions that you select in the RaceVoice Studio software.

Performance stats such as corner entry speed, turn-in speed, minimum speed in a corner, exit speed, lateral-g, linear-g, upshift/downshift announcements, along with MPH and lap time measurements can all be announced. Each announcement can be individually turned on/off using RaceVoice Studio.

Select a simple configuration such as “turn 1 minimum speed” or enable multiple measurements corner after corner.

RaceVoice provides two status LEDs, one USB port, one Power+Data Power, one volume control, and a 3.5mm stereo audio output.

Green LED: This should flash every few seconds with a short green pulse of light. This indicates that the RaceVoice unit is powered ON and is ready for dashboard communication.

Blue LED: This should flash a few times every second with a short pulse of blue light. This indicates that the RaceVoice is receiving valid CANBus data from the dashboard. If this LED is not active, then RaceVoice will not function.

Volume: The volume control can be adjusted by turning it counter-clockwise to reduce the volume level. Clockwise rotation will increase the volume level. RaceVoice Studio provides a digital volume level to further amplify the voice messages. This can be found under the Advanced–>Voice Settings menu in the software.

3.5mm Audio: The 3.5mm audio output should be connected to earbuds or one of our “Y-Cables” for sharing RaceVoice with your in-car radio/helmet.  For best results, an earbud set with an impedance in the 8-10 ohm range should be used.

USB Port:  A standard USB Type-B port is provided on the unit for communication with a Windows 7/8/10 PC running RaceVoice Studio. Upon connection, Windows should automatically install the proper communication drivers and allow the user to configure the tracks and settings for RaceVoice.

Power+Data: This port is used to provide +12V, Ground, CAN(+) and CAN(-) for RaceVoice. Direct connection cables to the AIM “MX” style 22pin Deutsch connectors are available as part of the RaceVoice kit. Alternatively, an unterminated cable can be selected so that RaceVoice may be added to an existing wiring harness for a dashboard.

Specifications and Compatibility

RaceVoice is compatible with any data-logging dashboard that provides an unused and accessible CANBus port. The dashboard software must also allow the ability to configure custom messages/canbus protocol to output values such as throttle position, rpm, latitude, longitude.

RaceVoice has been tested with Aim MXL2, MXP, MXG, MXS, SoloDL2,  Aim Evo5, and MoTeC C12X series dataloggers.

RaceVoice requires a Windows PC running at least Windows 7, Windows 8 or 10 is recommended. A USB connection is required for communication with the RaceVoice unit. An internet connection is required during software installation. The internet connection is used to register RaceVoice Studio and obtain track map updates. Once registered, RaceVoice studio may be used without an internet connection (i.e. at a racetrack where there is no available internet). Software updates/track map updates/etc will not be available without an internet connection.

+12VDC power @ 0.5 Amps max
CANBus data rate 125Kb/s, 250Kb/s (Default), 500Kb/s and 1000Kb/s
Supports multiple CANBus devices on the same wiring (RaceVoice provides the end termination)
USB 2.0 compatible Type-B device port
Integrated 1.5Watt max Audio Amplifier, capacitively isolated audio output
Class-III circuit board w/ Urethane Resin conformal coat for humidity/chemical resistance
Operating conditions 70C maximum ambient temperature at 90% Relative Humidity
Extruded aluminum enclosure with ABS faceplates
2.75 inches x 3.00 inches x 1.15 inches (L x W x H)
Weight 8 ounces