Autosport Labs

Autosport Labs philosophy

Experimental Projects

Autosport Labs is dedicated to developing innovative, flexible and cost effective automotive performance systems and components. They present them to the enthusiast community as ‘Experimental’, and involve many with testing and feedback. Each project eventually ends up as a flexible and capable piece of automotive technology.

Typically the design, stability and reliability of various projects developed by Autosport Labs improves over time as they mature, passing through Inception, Design, Prototype, Internal Testing, Field Beta-Testing and finally made available to the general enthusiast community. Regardless of the maturity of the project, there will always be occasions where flaws are discovered- sometimes by the Autosport Labs community of users; other times by the Autosport Labs R&D staff. The “open” nature of these projects allows for these flaws to be identified, evaluated and potentially rectified in an efficient and effective way.

Open design

All projects developed by Autosport Labs are “open” in the sense that you, as the user, can inspect the design, construction, and implementation of the technology for purposes of performing the critical evaluation necessary to determine if it meets your requirements and is suitable for your application. Most, if not all, of the projects developed by Autosport Labs have a large software component. The software source code is available for download and is open to your modifications and enhancements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the technology license agreement.

User Community and Information Resources

Autosport Labs project documentation is stored in a collaborative content management system based on popular Wiki software – found here You, as a user of Autosport Labs technology will find this a valuable resource for building kits, modifications and customizations, and general how-to information; you are encouraged to contribute to this information repository along with others!

Finally, but most importantly, they have an active user forum found here, as a resource for you to search for answers, ask questions, suggest new features, modifications or different techniques, and generally collaborate with other like-minded enthusiasts.

RaceCapture Telemetry Systems

Race Capture / Track

Powerful data for your car
RaceCapture is a powerful lap timer, data logger and telemetry system for your race or street car.

RaceCapture is Autosport Labs’ premier data logger designed for track day enthusiasts. Analyze your lap times, record speed, acceleration, yaw and engine data. Display predicted lap time and sensor values on an Android dash in-car. Send data in real-time to Podium to have your friends watch you race, live! Compare and share your lap data with friends online. Learn how to drive faster now with predictive lap timing, not after you finish your sessions.
Predictive lap times and more with the RaceCapture app

The free Race Capture app provides a fast, real-time view of your race car’s data, including predictive lap times, sensor alerts and a customizable dashboard. Try it today: Download from the Google Play Store or the Amazon App Store!

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Predictive lap timing with the built-in high performance GPS
3 axis accelerometer to measure G-Forces in 3D
3 axis Gyro to measure Yaw, Pitch and Roll
CAN bus or OBDII data – connect directly to 2008+ CAN/OBD-II ports or older cars with the legacy OBDII adapter
All in a tiny, easy to install case

What’s in the Box

RaceCapture
OBDII cable

RaceCapture requires a phone or tablet for displaying and recording data.

Options

Legacy OBDII Adapter

Got a car made before 2008? No problem! Select the ‘Include Legacy OBDII Adapter’ option to enable RaceCapture to connect to your car and record additional data like engine temperature and more! (Sensor support varies by make and model)

Specifications
Inertial Motion Unit
Accelerometer Channels 3 (X/Y/Z) (2G, 4G capable)
Gyro 3 (Yaw/Pitch/Roll) (1000 degrees/sec)
Magnetic compass 1 (Bearing) (device capable of 3) (compass available in 2.9.x firmware)
GPS
GPS Type Internal active antenna
GPS Sample rates 5/10/25/50Hz capable (10Hz recommended, 50Hz requires optimal conditions)
GPS accuracy 2.5M CEP
Configuration Capacity
Auto-detect track database unlimited
Sectors per track 20
Channel support 50
Physical
Dimensions 3.5″ (w) x 2″ (h) x 1.5″ (tall) / 9x5x3.8 m(est)
Weight 5oz / 141gm (est)

Pricing

$275 with CAN only ODB-II connection
$369 with Legacy ODB-II Adapter.

Ruggedized, powerful motorsports telemetry

RaceCapture/Apex is a powerful motorsports telemetry system designed for harsh environments. Whether you need telemetry for your open-cockpit race car, your desert-racing trophy truck, or your 200mph hydroplane boat, RaceCapture/Apex fits your data acquisition needs. With an open platform and customizable architecture, you can collect the data that is important to you, without a multi-page manual or multi-day seminars. Real-time telemetry via onboard WiFi, Bluetooth, or 3.5G GSM cellular gives you access now to the data that makes the difference, while on track when it really matters. The next generation in motorsports telemetry has arrived.
Live streaming to Podium

Live-stream your racing to Podium, where you can perform real-time analysis on engine, chassis and driver performance. Share and compare your laps with friends, colleagues, and race coaches around the world. Learn more at https://podium.live

3.5G Cellular Telemetry

The on-board, high performance, worldwide-capable 3.5G GSM cellular module provides real-time streaming of telemetry data to the Podium cloud platform, enabling access to the live-stream from the pits or anywhere in the world. Visit http://podium.live for details.

Mission Critical GPS with multi-GNSS and automatic dead reckoning

An advanced multi-band GNSS receiver is included, with automatic dead reckoning capabilities to provide highly reliable positioning, even when subjected to intermittent interference or loss of satellites due to aggressive terrain or obstructions. The receiver concurrently tracks GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo GNSS systems and supports update rates to 20Hz (up-sampled to 25Hz). Position, speed, altitude, distance and GPS statistics are provided in the telemetry stream and log file.

Predictive Lap Timing

100’s of tracks available worldwide combined with on-board predictive lap timing provides real-time feedback to the driver.

With the included interactive track map builder you can be assured you can roll up to your favorite track and get the lap times and statistics you need.

6 Axis Accelerometer and Gyro

Get 3-axis G-force plus Yaw / Pitch and Roll using the on-board high performance 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) – use it to analyze peak cornering G’s, or detect oversteer / understeer situations.

WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity

802.11bgn WiFi connectivity provides access to streaming data as well as remote configuration using the included RaceCapture app. RaceCapture/Apex can act as both an Access Point as well as operate in client mode. The included Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity provides a high-speed link to Android compatible devices.

Dual CAN bus

Two CAN 2.0 compliant channels are available, providing baud rates up to 1MBPS. CAN bus data can be mapped to channels using built in OBD-II, direct CAN channel mapping, or custom logic mapping via Lua scripting.
Software controlled CAN termination

A RaceCapture exclusive: with a flip of a switch in the RaceCapture App you can enable or disable built-in CAN termination – no external resistors to add, switches to flip, or jumpers to set.
Powerful ECU and sensor integration

CAN OBDII support, direct mapping of CAN channels from ECUs such as Motec, Link, AEM, and Bosch, support for sensor networks and OEM CAN data streams are all supported with RaceCapture/Apex. Two CAN channels allows for maximum flexibility when designing your sensor network.

Analog, Digital and GPIO output capabilities

8 external 0-5v analog inputs with 12 bit ADC, 4 channel timers for measuring RPM or frequency and 3 general purpose I/O ports for low speed inputs or controlling outputs up to 1A. (open drain)

Onboard SD card logging

A micro-SD card slot is provided for on-board data acquisition file recording. 32GB SDHC cards are supported.
USB Connectivity

A standard USB interface for direct connection for configuration, telemetry monitoring, and firmware upgrades.

GoPro™ Camera Control

Use the built-in WiFi capabilities to control a WiFi-enabled GoPro camera using a speed-based trigger, allowing precise synchronization between data and video.

RaceCapture App – included

Create your own dashboard and feed your sensor data to the gauges you customize. Show predictive lap times with real-time +/- delta feedback vs. your best lap, and instantly review your laps right as you come off track. It’s all built-in to the RaceCapture app with user-friendly, touch optimized experience, and it’s easy to get set up and going!

The RaceCapture app works on the devices you love – with Android, iOS, Windows and OSX support. Monitor critical engine data in real time with your iPad or Android tablet standing right at your race car, or run it on a big screen with your Windows or OSX machine to analyze your lap data.
Visualizations for specialty sensors

Got special sensors, like tire and brake temperature? We have a dedicated view just for that.

Built in analysis features

Instantly review your laps and runs with the built-in, touch-optimized analysis capabilities – right on your Android or iOS device!

Extensibility through Lua Scripting

On-board scripting provides unprecedented customization through a powerful yet simple on-board Lua Scripting runtime. The real-time Virtual / Math channels incorporating logic and formulas, CAN and RS232 serial communications, and access to the system’s input and output ports provide flexible integration and opportunities for custom logic without requiring custom firmware.

Ruggedized for harsh environments

IP65 rating provides protection against dust and moisture. Power and signaling is provided via dual 12 pin Deutsch connectors and dual SMA connections for 3.5G telemetry and GPS.

Connectivity to your smart device

RaceCapture/Apex connects to your smart device over its built-in WiFi connection (Android and iOS) or Bluetooth (Android only). Use the included RaceCapture app to:

Access all setup options for your device
Create a customizable dashboard to display sensor data, create visual alerts, show predictive lap times and more.
Use the built-in analysis capabilities to review lap data as soon as you come off track.

Included in the package

RaceCapture/Apex system
Wiring harness with 12” flying leads
External magnetic mount multi-band GPS antenna
External through-hole mount GSM antenna
USB cable
Quick start guide

Download Product Brief

RaceCapture/Apex Product Brief

Specifications
Analog Inputs
Channels 9 (8 external + 1 internal battery/supply voltage)
Voltage range 0-5v
Input impedance Greater than 1M ohm
Voltage Protection 400v (intermittent)
ADC precision 12 bit
Maximum sample rate 1000Hz
Mapping Raw / linear formula / interpolated map
Digital I/O
Channels 3
Output mode type Open Drain
Output current capacity 1A, inductively clamped
Input mode voltage range 0-12v
Input voltage protection 0-40v
Maximum sample rate 1000Hz
Timer inputs (RPM / Frequency)
Channels 4
Voltage Protection 400v (intermittent)
Maximum sample rate 1000Hz
Mapping RPM, Frequency
Voltage Reference
Output Voltage / Capacity 5v / 500mA
CAN Bus
CAN Channels 2
CAN baud rate 125K, 250K, 500K, 1M Baud
CAN filters 14 per channel
Protocol Support OBDII PID, custom CAN mapping
CAN Bus CAN 2.0 compatible, 1M baud
CAN termination Software controlled
Serial
Aux Serial RS232
Max Baud Rate 230400
Cellular Telemetry (Optional)
Cellular 3.5G GSM worldwide compatible
Maximum Sample Rate 10Hz
Wireless
WiFi 802.11bgn
WiFi Modes Access Point, Infrastructure
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0
Maximum Sample Rate 50Hz (Bluetooth and WiFi)
GNSS
GNSS Type External active antenna
Automatic dead-reckoning Supported
Supported GNSS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
Sample Rates supported 1 / 5 / 10 / 25 (up-sampled from 20Hz native)
GPS accuracy 2.5M CEP
Inertial Motion Unit
Accelerometer Channels 3 (X/Y/Z) (2G, 4G capable)
Gyro Channels 3 (Yaw/Pitch/Roll) (1000 degrees/sec)
Storage
Micro SD Up to 32GB (SDHC)
CAN bus direct mapping 30 direct CAN mapping channels
Capabilities
Channel Support 200
Predictive Lap Timing Built-in
Track Mapping Circut and point-point
Track maps 200 built in for autonomous auto-detection;
unlimited via RaceCapture app
with interactive track map builder
Sectors per track 20
Analysis
Included in the RaceCapture App
Export data format Plain CSV
Export compatibility Race Render
Physical
Dimensions 120 x 136 x 35mm (4.72 x 5.35 x 1.38in)
Temperature range -40 to 85c
Environmental IP65 rated
Weight 368g (13oz)
Connections Deutsch connector system, 24 pins
SMA for external GPS antenna
SMA for cellular module
Power Consumption (max) Main System: 0.6W
With Wireless: 1.6W
With Cellular Telemetry: 8.6W
With Cellular Telemetry and Wireless active: 9.6W

Pricing

ODB-II Classic Adapter

Unlock OBDII data from your 1996-2007 ECU

The OBDII Classic adapter brings OBDII data from pre-CAN bus OBDII vehicles (1996-2007) to your RaceCapture/Pro (MK3 or MK2), RaceCapture/Track, and RaceCapture/Apex system (or other system that supports CAN-only ODB-II data).

How it works

The OBDII classic adapter effectively modernizes your car’s legacy OBDII interface by translating CAN OBDII queries into the appropriate legacy OBDII protocol that your ECU can understand.

This means devices that expect only a modern CAN OBDII interface can transparently work with any OBDII enabled vehicle (1996 – present).

Supported systems:

RaceCapture/Track
RaceCapture/Pro (MK3, MK2)
RaceCapture/Apex
Any device that can only communicate with CAN OBDII ECUs, including some AIM devices, and others.

Optimized to get the best performance out of your ECU

The Classic OBDII adapter automatically tunes itself to get the best performance, pulling data as fast as your ECU will allow. Note, the performance will vary based on the ECU and OBDII protocol supported.
Supported OBDII protocols

The Classic OBDII adapter supports the following protocols:

J1850 PWM
J1850 VPW
ISO 9141-2
ISO 14230-4
CAN (pass-through)

If your car is 1996-2007, it uses one of the protocols supported by the OBDII classic adapter. Check with your manufacturer to confirm what protocol is supported on your vehicle.

Note: when connected to a CAN OBDII vehicle, the CAN signals are passed through, and the OBDII classic adapter is effectively bypassed.

What channels will I get?

You’ll get the SAE standard channels that your car’s ECU supports – channels such as RPM, Throttle Position, Engine Temperature, Manifold Pressure, Fuel Level and more – depending on what your car’s ECU supports.

Specifications

Cable Length: 6 ft (1.8 M)
Compact module plugs into your OBDII port
RJ45 connection to RaceCapture/Pro or RaceCapture/Track. Custom wiring to RaceCapture/Apex.
Supported Protocols
J1850 PWM
J1850 VPW
ISO 9141-2
ISO 14230-4
CAN (pass-through)

Pricing