Software

All VBOX GPS data loggers ship with VBOX Tools, a highly flexible and very powerful software package designed specifically for vehicle testing. We also offer dedicated software solutions for a number of specialised applications such as circuit analysis, aquaplane, coastdown, lane change, and centreline deviation.

VBOX Test Suite - Performance Test Plugin

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VBOX Test Suite (VTS) makes the analysis of vehicle acceleration and deceleration test data quick and clear. The Performance Test plugin enables you to set your own start and finish conditions or choose from a range of pre-set regulation speed and distance parameters, making it easy to begin testing. The VTS plugin provides accurate data in real-time or as a comprehensive report at the end of the test procedure.    VTS Acceleration

Acceleration

VBOX Test Suite Performance Test plugin enables you to easily analyse acceleration test data to accurately summarise the vehicle's performance. By using the software's settings panel you can determine your own start and finish parameters and apply line conditions, permitting you to attain accurate test data for all regulation guidelines or customer specific requirements.

For ease of use, the software also comes with a range of preset speed and distance conditions including:

0-60mph, 0-100km/h, 0-100mph, 0-130mph, 0-160km/h, 0-200km/h, 0-End of Acceleration, Quarter Mile (1ft rollout), Quarter Mile

Deceleration

The VTS Performance Test plugin can be used to perform vehicle Deceleration tests between any speed or distance parameters, enablng you to gather and easily analyse test data for all vehicle regulations or customer specific requirements.

For ease of use, the software also comes with a range of preset speed and distance conditions including:

50-0km/h, 50-0mph, 70-0km/h, 70-0mph, 100-0km/h, 100-0mph

VBOX Test Suite

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Overview

VB Test Suite screenshotVBOX Test Suite is our next generation of data analysis software. It has been developed to make the process of analysing your test results as quick and clear as possible by combining a clean layout with the ability to compare sets of data simultaneously using multiple test conditions.

It does this by using separate tabs for each test, enabling you to compare different vehicles or set-ups without having to reset your test parameters each time, or search through multitudes of data on a single screen.

The software also uses context sensitive menus to make it easy for you to manage your data and can be used in either 'Offline' mode, for post-test analysis, or 'Online' mode so you can see your data in real-time.

VBOX Centreline Deviation Software

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Overview

RLSWCLD01 Centre line deviation softwareThe Racelogic Centreline Deviation is a standalone application specifically designed for Racelogic customers who are performing centreline deviation tests using a 100Hz VBOX data logger or speed sensor.

The software allows you to verify a vehicle's ability to track in a straight line under the influence of external conditions such as side wind susceptibility, road camber, suspension geometry errors, deviation under brake test, and deviation during lane change test.

In order to establish the vehicle heading to base the deviation calculation on data is sampled in the short time before the centreline deviation test. This means that the test engineer can drive in any direction across the test pad, as long as the vehicle is kept in a straight line before letting go of the steering wheel.

This is useful for different proving ground layouts, and means that tests can take place in a variety of locations. To maintain accuracy, any runs in which the heading before the start of the test was not within the user defined tolerances during the averaging period are highlighted.

 

VBOX Test Suite - Brake Test Plugin

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VTS Brake pluginVBOX Brake Test software is a free plugin for VBOX Test Suite. Download VBOX Test Suite here.

Designed so that engineers can conduct brake stop testing that conforms to regulations specified in all regions, the brake test plugin is configured to produce results based on speed to speed parameters; or by a variety of alternative inputs - such as trigger, brake pressure or position values.

 

 

Brake Test configTests can be run within a tightly defined set of criteria, such as between temperature ranges. Centreline deviation is automatically calculated during each run, and thresholds can be applied to ensure that the operative gets immediate feedback on the validity of results.

  • Auto calibration of wheel speeds
  • Wheel slip calculations

The plugin also produces a comprehensive report that includes all the relevant test results along with the engineer's notes.

Complete the VTS Brake Test Tutorial here >

VBOX Test Suite - Aquaplane Plugin

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Overview

VTS Aquaplane plugins allow the user to easily obtain results for both longitudinal and lateral aquaplane applications, and gain a greater understanding of the characteristics and behaviour of the tyres under test.

The software has been designed to be simple to operate, whilst still offering maximum flexibility, allowing the user to attain and analyse accurate data.

At the click of a mouse or tap on a screen, the user is able to set the start line, start of bath and end line.

Aquaplane software tablet

VBOX Coastdown Software

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Overview

RLSWCD01 Coastdown softwareThe Racelogic Coastdown Test Software is designed to perform tests in accordance with EU directive 70/220/EEC – annex III, measuring the effects of wind and road resistance, based upon the time taken for a vehicle to coast from one speed to another, with the engine in neutral gear.

A major problem associated with this testing is the requirement for a very long, flat test track, to allow sufficient time for the vehicle to coast from 125kmh to 5kmh (for example – range is user definable).

The Racelogic Coastdown Software allows you to break the testing down into multiple user definable segments whilst using the full range of results for the test. This eliminates the need for an excessively long test track.

The software takes the test data and performs statistical analysis in real-time, as defined in the directive, to provide instantaneous indication of when the required statistical accuracy has been met.

The Coastdown Software is designed for use with VBOX III or VBOX 3i, particularly when used in conjunction with an IMU.

VBOX Lane Change Software

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Overview

RLSWLC01 Lane change softwareRacelogic's Lane Change Test Software is designed to easily and accurately carry out the ISO 3888-2 'Moose (or Elk) Avoidance Test using a VBOX 3i data logger and IMU.

The software allows you to set the start and finish points of the test, and will record each test manoeuvre. One button configuration allows you to configure the VBOX 3i and IMU for the test.

VBOX Tools Software

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Overview

VBOX Tools logoThe VBOX Tools software is a Windows based analysis package that comes with all data logging enabled VBOXs. VBOX Tools has been designed so it is easy to setup and use, yet very flexible allowing many custom styles of test to be performed, as well as providing templates of common test setups.

The software can be used in post-processing mode or real-time mode. In real-time mode, the VBOX is connected to a PC running VBOX Tools, and graphs, gauges, numeric displays and test results can be viewed in real-time.

In post-processing mode, a '.vbo' file can be taken from a compact flash card and loaded into the software, allowing the user to graph, analyse and replay the data.

Features

  • Easy VBOX and module configuration
  • Works live and post-processing
  • Create and load circuit maps
  • Video integration with Video VBOX
  • Customisable graphs
  • Maths channel facility

VBOX File Processor Software

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Overview

VBO-iconVBOX File Processor is a software utility which has been designed to manipulate VBOX data files after they have been recorded.

It allows the user to rename existing channels within the VBOX file, to apply filters and to generate new channels via Maths and ADAS feature plugins - all within an intuitive and easily understood framework.

The software can then output a standard VBOX Tools compatible VBO file, Excel CSV, or Google Earth format.

One of the most powerful aspects to the new programme is the ability to batch process a number of files at once - greatly reducing post-processing workloads.

 

Features

  • Batch processing of VBO files
  • Export to VBO, CSV, KML
  • Standard and custom math channels
  • Filtering and smoothing
  • Task specific ADAS plugins for lane departure, vehicle separation, intersection, parking assist and interruption calculations
  • Data preview within the software
  • Fully configurable calculation modes

 

VBOX Test Suite - Coastdown

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VTS Coastdown pluginVBOX Coastdown software is a free plugin for VBOX Test Suite. You can download VBOX Test Suite here.

You can choose between two test standards, the European WLTP GTR15 and the American SAE J2263.

SAE J2263 Coastdown

The US SAE J2263 Coastdown standard has until now required highly complex post-processing work, as well as demanding the use of onboard anemometer readings. The VBOX Test Suite Coastdown plugin integrates the wind speed via an analogue signal into the VBOX itself, and produces a road force measurement that completely removes the need for heavy-duty, time consuming calculations after the track tests have been completed.

Test data provided:

  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Force
  • Wind speed
  • Temperature
  • Mechanical and aerodynamic coefficients
  • Road load curve using the equation of motion as specified in J2263 regulation

The video below demonstrates a coastdown test to the J2263 standard being carried out using VBOX Test Suite (no audio).

 

WLTP GTR15 Coastdown

Coast down testing to the new European WLTP GTR15 standard has pass criteria not just from a start to end speed, but also in 10 km/h decrements and in opposing directions. (For instance, a 115 km/h - 15 km/h test requires an overall result,, as well as from speeds of 115 km/h - 105 km/h, 105 km/h - 95 kmh and so on – with each section having to fall within a 3 % tolerance to pass). Test Suite automatically grades each section, of each individual run, and stitches each of the full runs together to form a comprehensive set of results.

Test data provided:

  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Time
  • Average time
  • Produces real time accuracy figures using the latest GTR 15 WLTP procedures

The video below demonstrates a coastdown test to the GTR15 standard being carried out using VBOX Test Suite (no audio).

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