Through the RaceVoice Studio software, drivers can select specific track maps as well as customize announcements and alerts based on their individual needs and preferences. All of these notifications allow a driver to be immediately aware of performance and vehicle conditions, without having to divert their attention to a dashboard to read and interpret lights and gauges.
Each notification can be individually enabled or disabled, so the driver can tune the number of voice announcements to their own desire.
RaceVoice Announcements and Alerts
The RaceVoice Studio currently offers the following alerts, announcements and notifications.
Engine RPM shift-points (up-shifting and down-shifting)
Configuring both a High and Low RPM value, RaceVoice can function like a shift-light, except significantly faster, safer and more effective since drivers never need to take their eyes off the track to look for a light. RaceVoice simple announces “UpShift” when the engine reaches the High RPM point.
Similarly, RaceVoice alerts you for the best “DownShift” (lug) if the engine drops to the Low RPM point. The downshift feature can help you decide if a corner is really a 2nd or 3rd gear turn by helping you keep the engine on its power band.
OverRev Shift Alert
Configure the RPM value such for a warning if the engine is over-rev’d. “OverRev” is announced to the driver.
Critical Engine Alerts
Oil: When the real-time oil PSI value drops below a set limit (10psi for example), RaceVoice will announce “Oil” to the driver. This allows users to detect intermittent oil pressure conditions in corners or a complete loss of oil pressure, possibly preventing a catastrophic engine failure.
Temperature: The real-time engine temperature is also measured. When it exceeds the set limit (230F for example) “Temperature” will be announced to the driver. Again, early notification of rising engine temperatures from a belt failure or loss of air intake, can prevent serious engine damage.
Voltage: A low-voltage announced of “Voltage” alerts a driver when voltage drops below the set limit (11.5 volts for example). Drivers can be alerted to belt malfunction and possibly prevent over-heating or stalling.
Lateral G-Force Measurement: RaceVoice begins notifications once a set Lateral G-Force threshold has been met. If the limit is 1.0g, then RaceVoice will rapidly announce measurements once past that point. If a driver knows a car can carry 1.5g, as the user hears “1.1, 1.2, 1.3…” from RaceVoice, they know the car can carry more speed through the turn until they reach the desired max G-load.
Linear G-Force Measurement: Linear G-Force measurements assist with determining braking zones by measuring the braking force. Braking later into a turn increases the linear G-Force, allowing drivers to know just how deep into the turn they can wait to brake.
The RaceVoice track maps are all broken down into segments, and it uses throttle position, GPS coordinates and MPH from the dashboard to track a driver’s speed through each segment. At the end of each segment, RaceVoice announces the minimum speed for that corner. This is the exact same value reported in a full data review after an event, allowing driver’s to instantly know if they are gaining or losing speed at specific turns on a track, while they are still on the track.
Above a certain threshold, RaceVoice will announce in 2-second intervals the current MPH. This timing allows a driver to know their current speed regularly, without being distracting. Hearing the speed announcements also means a driver stays focused on the apex and brake marks at triple-digit speeds without having to divert their gaze to read a dash speedometer.
The RaceVoice track maps are also provided with split markers. When these markers are enabled, RaceVoice will announce a current “Plus” or “Minus” lap time at set splits and for complete laps.
Combined Announcements (MPH and UpShift)
Using both the UpShift and MPH reporting can be help the driver consistently reach the same speed and shift points during a “drag race” down a long straightaway.