New app means drivers and engineers can operate Cruden’s simulators alone, wirelessly, increasing programme capacity and saving costs.
Cruden’s ‘Session Manager Light’ app allows its simulators to be operated by the driver ‘on the fly’, via a dashboard or race tub-mounted Android device, removing the need for a support engineer.
Cruden has created a convenient ‘Session Manager Light’ app so that drivers and engineers can operate a Cruden simulator on their own from the driving seat. The app runs on any Android device mounted within the simulator and can be used, even whilst driving, without the driver having to stop the session and request a setting change to the operator. By eliminating the need for a separate simulator operator whenever the system is running, companies can reduce the cost of their simulator programmes. The added flexibility of a sole driver/operator set up means the simulator can be used more frequently, thereby increasing programme capacity.
Session Manager Light contains the key functions of Cruden’s Session Manager operating application. It includes features such as vehicle and track or road selection and several user-configurable buttons, allowing an array of commands such as start, stop, pause, rain, ABS-on and engine mapping to be programmed.
“The days of the simulator room requiring an engineer chained to a PC whenever the simulator is operating are a thing of the past. The added convenience brought by the Session Manager Light app is great news for race teams and car manufacturers alike – especially smaller teams which cannot afford a dedicated simulator resource above one or two people,” says Frank Kalff, Cruden’s commercial director. “We have customers for whom this will reduce testing costs by decreasing the number of race or test driver days required.”
Cruden is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional, interactive, motion-based racing simulators. The company develops the most high tech, realistic and accurate professional equipment for the top levels of international motorsport, including Formula One, as well as vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. The same package is then made available to the global attractions market and to private individuals to create a motorsport experience which simply does not compare with ‘games’ machines on the market. Cruden’s heritage is in the development of professional simulators for the aerospace, marine and automotive industries. Originating from Fokker Aircraft Company, the company was FCS Racing Simulation before becoming Cruden in 2006. www.cruden.com
1/03/2013 Session Manager Light
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