Household names in the automotive industry, motorsport, marine, defence, GPS device and mining industry use Racelogic products.
To give you an idea of our clients we have listed a sample of names, testimonials and reports below by industry.
Adam Opel GmbH, AM General Corp, AMG, Aston Martin, Audi, Bajaj Auto Limited, BMW, Chongqing Dima, Chrysler, Daimler AG, Dongfeng Honda Automobile, Eicher Motors Ltd, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford (England, USA, Germany, Australia, India, Denmark, Brazil, Turkey, Belgium), Freightliner Trucks LLC, General Motors (USA, Brazil, India), GM Daewoo Motors, GKD Sports Cars, Great Wall Motor Company Ltd, Gumpert, Harley Davidson, Hero Honda Motors Ltd, Honda (USA, UK, Italy, Japan, Australia, Germany, India), Hyundai Motor Company, Iveco, International Truck and Engine Corp, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Koenigsegg Automotive AB, Lamborghini, Lexus, LML Limited, Lotus, Magna Steyr, Mahindra Navistar Automotive, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, Mazda (USA, Japan, Australia, Germany, China), McLaren Automotive Ltd, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Navistar, Naza Bike, Nissan (Spain, UK, USA, Japan), Piaggio, Pan Asia Automobile Technology, Perodua, Peugeot, Pierce Manufacturing, Porsche, Polaris Ind, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault, Royal Enfield Motorcycles, Seat, Skoda, SsangYong Motor Company, Suzuki Motor Corp, Swaraj Mazda Ltd, TATA Motors, Tesla Motors, Triumph Motorcycles, Toyota (Belgium, USA, Japan, UK), TVS Motorcycles (India), Volkswagen AG, Volvo 3P, Volvo Cars SE, Yamaha, ...
Jaguar Land Rover
Based in the UK, Jaguar Cars Limited is one of the world's premier manufacturers of luxury sports saloons and sports cars. Land Rover is a world-renowned manufacturer of premium 4x4s.
Jaguar Land Rover have used VBOX ADAS Testing systems for a number of years. They were instrumental in our development of the first set-up; helping to produce a flexible and accurate system to suit their stringent testing requirements.
Using it for their state of the art Collision Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control features, Jaguar Land Rover also use the VBOX Vehicle Separation package to test advanced blind spot detection systems.
In addition to the VBOX ADAS equipment, JLR are now using Video VBOX in a number of different departments, for a variety of uses that include vehicle dynamics, electronic and mechanical control systems.
Aisin Seiki Co Ltd, ADVICS North America Inc., Advics Co. Ltd, Autoliv Sverige AB, Alcon Components, AP Hydraulics, BorgWarner Automotive, Bosch Braking Systems, Bosch Chassis Systems India Ltd, Bosch (China, USA, Korea, Germany, Japan), Brembo S.p.A, Brakes India Limited, Continental Automotive (Germany, USA, Japan, Brazil, China), Continental Teves, Coindu, Faiveley, FTE Automotive, GAT Katalysatoren GmbH, Haldex Brake Systems, Haldex Traction Systems, Hayes Brake LLC, Hendrickson International, Honeywell Bremsbelag GmbH, ISUZU Motors Ltd, Jatco (Nissan Group), Korea Beral Co, Knorr-Bremse, Mando, Martin Baker (Ejection seats), Master Brake Systems, MRF Ltd, Rod Millen Special Vehicles, Sangshin Brace Co., Schaeffler Group USA Inc., Sisu Diesel Inc,Sundaram-Clayton Ltd, TRW, Visteon, W. Karmann GmbH, WABCO, Yamaco Enterprise, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, ...
Continental Automotive Systems
Continental Automotive Systems are behind numerous innovations in driving safety, producing products for many global vehicle manufacturers.
For the test and development of their ADAS products they needed a flexible system to help them quickly measure complex data with maximum accuracy.
Rob Cavanagh, Lead ADAS Engineer at Continental"The VBOX ADAS system has proved very useful. We even use the system in client demos, which gives a great illustration of the accuracy of our systems against the VBOX benchmark...I especially like the system's ability to be installed into two vehicles, zero the distances out, and be up and testing in just 15 minutes."
Apollo Tyres Ltd, Bridgestone (Germany, Italy, Japan, USA, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Chile), CEAT Tyres Limited, Competition Tyres Pte Ltd, Continental Tyres (Germany, USA), Eurotire, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Firestone, Gajah Tunggal Tbk, Giti Tire, Goodyear (USA, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, France, UK, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium), Goodyear-Dunlop, Hankook Tyres (Germany, Korea, USA, Japan), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., Kumho Tyres, Michelin (France, Australia, USA, Japan, China, Hungary, India, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Spain, South Africa, UK), Mitsubishi, MRF Ltd , Nexen Tire, Nokian Tyres, Pirelli, PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk, PT Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Vredestein Banden B.V., Yokohama, ...
Giti, a global tire manufacturer, operates from 7 strategically located manufacturing plants in China. Adopting a multi-brand strategy, Giti offers a complete range of quality tires and exports to over 100 countries worldwide with North America and Europe as the key export markets.
Martin Gibson, Test Engineer, Giti Tire ETC
"At Giti we use VBOX equipment due to its ability to adapt to all of our test conditions and requirements. All equipment is very simple and quick to install, which along with the user friendly software allows for reduced set-up and post processing time. In addition to this the support staff have always been available to help us when needed."
Apollo Tyres, South Africa
"We're very satisfied with the ease of use of VBOX. Overall it's a superb product and enables accurate and efficient testing."
Goodyear are one of our major customers. They now have over 25 VBOX units in use around the world in places such as Akron Ohio, Luxembourg, Nardo, Idiada, Sweden and Germany.
Vehicle Testing and Approval
ADAC, Carr Engineering, Dekra Klettwitz, DTC Dynamic Test Centre (Switzerland), Idiada (Spain), LMT Land Mobility Technologies (South Africa), Millbrook Proving Ground, Mira (UK), Nevada Automotive Test Center, Inc., RDW Test Centre (Netherlands), Test World (Finland), Texas Test Fleet, Trianjin Motorcycle Inspection Center, TÜV SÜD, TÜV Nord, TÜV Rheinland, TÜV Saarland, VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency), ...
Automotiv Safety giant Autoliv is using the Racelogic Vehicle Separation System with 100Hz RTK to conduct collision mitigation tests at their purpose built facility.
The test centre, based in Vårgårda, Sweden, includes a mock town with an intersection, a remote controlled balloon car, and pedestrian simulation.
MIRA Proving Ground
MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association) are based in Warwickshire, UK, and are a leading independant provider of engineering development and research services to the worldwide automotive industry.
MIRA use a number of VBOX units to carry out brake testing on their own test track facility for many large automotive manufacturers. They have various types of dry and wet surfaces with varying levels of grip, and find that VBOX is the only technology which works consistently in all conditions.
Previously, MIRA had used fifth wheels, Radar sensors, Microwave sensors and optical sensors, but have now replaced all of these with VBOX systems.
Test World run the largest cold winter test facility in Finland, and carry out thousands of tests each year for various manufacturers. Their expertise is in testing tyres and braking systems. Test World have three VBOX units which they use on a daily basis.
The nature of cold weather testing presents a number of unique problems. Optical and microwave sensors struggle to operate in such harsh conditions, and fifth wheels slide on the slippery surface.
GPS sensors are ideally suited for such testing, as the only external fitting required is the aerial which can be mounted on the roof.
Artman Racing, Automotive Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, Competition Systems Ltd., Demon Tweeks, Dempert, Fensport, Ford Racing, Gabat-Tuning, Gambold Engineering, GM Racing, Highcroft Racing, Honda Racing, ISIS Motorsport, Jackson Dawson Motorsports, Jeremy McWilliams Superbike Academy, Joe Gibbs Racing, Katech Inc., Lexani Racing, NAF Ringerike, Nakamura Engineering, Nigel Greensall Motorsport, NOPI Drift Series, Palmersport, PDM Racing Automotive Ltd, Pratt & Miller, Race Middle East, Rocket Racing, Rice Racing, RSR Nürburg, Silverstone Racing Circuit, Stella motorsport SRL, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Tauber-Motorsport, Track-Club UK Ltd, Westermann Motorsport, Windsor Price Racing, ...
The Australian GT Series
Race series organisers around the world have increasingly been turning to 'black box' solutions to record video and data and support their own marshals, to understand exactly what's happening on the track during the race and avoid driver disputes.
After a number of incidents, the Australian GT Series wanted the best available system for their race monitoring, with a view to bringing down dispute costs, and also to offer wider possibilities for recording their races. The solution they chose was Video VBOX Pro.
As a leading Caterham approved team, DPR Motorsport have set up their very own track side media centre to allow their drivers to benefit from data captured using Video VBOX.
David Rowe, DPR Team principal, said: "As a team historically we have always relied heavily on data acquisition. We have found using the Video V Box system together with our trackside media centre has enabled us to improve our support package further. Providing fast and convenient access to all of the team data gives our drivers the ability to analyse and view that data away from the circuit and between race weekends which is key to improving performance."
0-300 Magazine, American Media, Auto Bild (Germany, India, China), Autocar, Autodriver Magazine, Auto Motor Sport, Auto Express, Automobile, Autovisie (Netherlands), Bike Magazine, CAR, Car and Driver (USA, China, England, Greece), Consumer Reports, Edisport Editoriale S.p.A, EVO Magazine, Fast Bikes, GTR Magazine, GT Magazine (Poland), ITV Pulling Power, Magazine Autoreview (Russia), Motor Magazine (Norway), Motorcycle News, Motor Trend Magazine (USA), Mototech S.A, MPH Magazine, New Zealand Autocar, Option Magazine (Japan), Option Press (Greece), Overdrive (India), Performance Bikes, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Road & Track, Rock Media, TATA Infomedia Ltd, Tekniikan Maailma-Magazine (Finland), Tuulilasi magazine (Finland), Top Gear, Track Driver, Two Wheels Magazine, VI MENN Magazine, What Car, Yan Yont Publisher's Office Co., ...
Wilhelm Lutjeharms, Journalist at CAR
"Just want to say what a pleasure it is to deal with Racelogic's support department. In today's climate where customer service is utterly pathetic, well in South Africa anyway, it is always a pleasure to correspond with this department."
EVO Magazine on Video VBOX
"After testing the various devices on the market including other GPS systems, the VBOX was the most reliable and easy to use."
Autocar on VBOX II
"We need results fast and accurately, the VBOX provides us with both, and is a joy to use"
Car and Driver Magazine on VBOX systems
"I've used a variety of vehicle testing equipment and the VBOX systems are by far the most convenient of any system out there. They offer a high-degree of accuracy in a package that's a fraction the size of anything else. Thanks to the ability of VBOX to run either stand-alone or with a PC, there isn't a vehicle or race car that it can't be tailored to. We've bought a number of different VBOX systems and are finding new uses for them nearly every week."
Top Gear are established VBOX users and once again used the system to record driver and vehicle performance. RACELOGIC staff were on hand to assist Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and regular mystery driver "The Stig" throughout this event
Racelogic products are still used on the programm to collect data, such as Speed, G-force, circuit position, Lap time and split times and of course to film the presenters as well as celebrity drivers inside the car.
Top Gear appears on BBC2 on Sundays at 8pm. Click here to see Performance Box in action.
Performance Box was given the top 5 star rating in a product test carried out by respected Finnish technical automotive magazine Tekniikan Maailma in 2009. In a head-to-head test covering accuracy, ease of use, and reliability, Performance Box surpassed the other 7 products to receive 9.8 points out of a maximum 10.
Car and Driver
A four page feature in the November 2002 edition of the largest selling US car magazine, Car and Driver, goes into detail on how they test cars. Car and Driver have a strong reputation for balanced, highly scientific automotive testing in the US.
Car and Driver have used all types of testing equipment over the years, fifth wheels, optical sensors, and microwave sensors, and now they have taken the next logical step and invested in two VBOX II's using GPS and compact flash storage.
Car and Driver magazine spent just over a year carefully evaluating and fine tuning their procedures before purchasing these units. Racelogic in turn helped develop the software to suit their needs, drawing on their many years of testing experience.
This software is available for anybody purchasing a VBOX, and makes testing and evaluating new vehicles an efficient and pleasurable process !
Automotive testing technology international
Adam Gavine, editor of the respected 'Automotive Testing Technology International' magazine uses VBOX systems for many of the magazine's technical vehicle testing features. He recently used a Video VBOX Pro at Circuito Monteblanco in Spain for a feature in the magazine.
Adam said: "VBOX was installed in our test cars in seconds, and was so simple to use. It provided accurate data which was very useful to use in the article, and was also great for personal driver development."
Our VBOX II 3-axis datalogger was described as being the 'ace in the pack' for a vehicle handling test undertaken by AutoBild Magazine India in July 2009.
In what was probably the most objective and scientific handling test ever carried out by a magazine in India, drivers put 21 new cars through slalom, elk, skidpan, and circuit tests to decide which road cars handled and performed the best, with the Audi A4 3.2 Quattro finally beating the competition. Read the article here.
GNSS Integration & Testing
Advantech, Bosch, Broadcom, Denso, DGE Inc., Fujitsu Micro., Garmin, Kongsburg Seatex AS, LGS Innovations, Nav N Go, Nokia, RIM, Road Angel, Roke Manor Research, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, LE Communications Co Ltd, Telefonica, Thales Aleania Space, ...
DGE are experts in developing electronic control modules, telematics integration and validation services. When they were commissioned by a major automotive manufacturer to develop a tool to enable vehicle telematics to be tested without needing to physically perform tests on the road, they needed a GPS Simulator they could trust.
The Michigan USA based company required a GPS simulation device that could integrate with their system tester to evaluate telematics control units in a controlled environment. Previously using more expensive systems, DGE chose LabSat devices to record and replay GPS and CAN signal data.
Impressed by LabSat's ability to drastically reduce testing time, DGE have now placed orders for ten LabSat devices.
Selling a unique application obviously has its benefits, but it can also have its downsides. If nobody else is developing the same technology you have to be the first to develop, test and implement these systems. MSL Circuits, a French based manufacturer who specialise in electronic sub-contracting, faced this problem when producing a new Eco-Tax navigation device.
This case study provides an insight into how MSL Circuits have utilized LabSat Record and Replay to test a device which integrates GPS, GSM and DSRC technology.
What was the requirement for MSL Circuits?
Having developed electronic systems for the automotive industry for over 20 years from their location in the Loire Valley, MSL Circuits needed a simple but reliable production test for every Eco-Tax GPS device. With 20,000 units a month, the testing method needed to be quick and effective.
For Road Angel, the market leader in GPS safety camera and black spotlocators based in Silverstone, UK, it is vital that their products work 100% of the time – or risk complaints from customers who claim that their device failed to warn them ofspeed cameras.
Previously, Road Angel's technicians had to individually test units by driving past known speed camera locations and identifying the units which failed to activate, indicating a malfunction in the GPS system. Because this method required a vehicle and driver, it was time consuming, expensive, and only provided subjective reporting of errors.
Road Angel were looking for a way to test devices in live sky conditions, without having to manually test them in the field, and they chose LabSat.
Richard Meechan, Development Director, Road Angel:
"In just two weeks, LabSat saved us over six thousand hours of testing of our new Vantage GPRS connected speed camera locator. We can now bring products and features to market far sooner than before, backed up with the confidence of objective test results, whilst hardly needing to leave the office!"
Roke Manor Research
Roke Manor Research, the company behind numerous inventions in mobile communications, aviation, and defence, has recently taken delivery of a record and replay LabSat system in order to test their GPS devices.
With laboratories located in the grounds of a manor house near Southampton, UK, Roke's past innovations are as diverse as 'HawkEye', a sensor system which tracks the flight of a tennis ball and revolutionised television coverage; up to 'HALO', an acoustic locator of guns and mortars, designed to detect cease-fire violations in the former Yugoslavia.
This requirement for fast and accurate testing made the ability of LabSat to record and replay real world GPS scenarios for GPS device development useful in a variety of applications.
Guidance Limited, who design and build sensor systems for a variety of industrial applications, have recently taken delivery of a LabSat to aid in the development of their electronic GPS tagging system for offender monitoring.
Taking the form of a specially fitted ankle tag linked to a monitoring unit, the product gives criminal justice authorities a valuable and versatile way of safely monitoring offenders who are on parole, or under curfew in their homes. The device enables a subject's movements to be tracked 24 hours a day, using GPS.
Aled Hughes, Project Manager at Guidance Monitoring
"LabSat was the ideal solution for Guidance, as it enables us to verify the performance and accuracy of the new units, complete with GPS multipath effects and real-world situations. LabSat then enables us to create a set of pre-recorded tests for the production team to use, providing a consistent test for each unit prior to dispatch."
Marine & Transportation
Austal, Ministere des Travaux Publics, EST (Eisenbahn Systemtechnik), Fairline Boats, Institute for Highway Engineering and Transport Pl, Interfleet Technology Ltd, Mastercraft, National Road Network Authority, Nautica Comparato SRL, S2 Yachts, Inc., TEC Charleroi, Transportation Research Center USA, TRL Limited, VRTC/USDOT, Volvo Penta, Westinghouse Brakes, W S Atkins Rail, ...
Australian ship builder Austal is the largest aluminium shipbuilder in the world. Austal used VBOX SL3-Marine to test a new breed of naval defence craft in the form of the Littoral Combat ship 'Independence' in the Gulf of Mexico. The striking new trimaran was designed to operate in coastal areas and is geared to supporting mine detection / elimination, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-surface warfare.
Tobias Clarke from Austal shipbuilder on the VBOX SL3-Marine System
"With its easy installation, wireless real time monitoring, accuracy and portability, the VBOX SL3 is a great unit that offers a number of significant leading features and was very useful to us in the development of our latest Littoral Combat Ship 'Independence'."
Based in Norway, Marine systems manufacturer Kongsberg Seatex AS is one of the world's leading international marine electronics manufacturers, providing products for safe navigation and operations at sea.
With equipment designed to be used in marine operations where high positional accuracy is critical, Kongsberg needed a way to repeatedly test the real world performance of their equipment. To do this, they have been using LabSat to test the effects of interference on their new positioning reference system, the DPS 4D, which offers worldwide sub-metre accuracy.
Arne Rinnan, CTO of Kongsberg Seatex AS on LabSat:
"Using LabSat to record and replay real GPS data, and observing temporary interference from telecoms equipment was extremely beneficial to our engineers in assisting with the development of our advanced DGPS products."
Three ground plane antennas were attached to the roof of a boat to obtain simultaneous Pitch, Roll and Yaw data, which is transmitted via Bluetooth to a dashboard mounted Q1 display.
Volvo Penta were attracted to the VBOX SL3-Marine system for its flexibility and accuracy as a precise 3-axis measurement system that can be fitted and working in less than 5 minutes.
Aerospace, Defence & Security
Agency for Defense Development, Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE), Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB), BAE Systems, DAPA (Defence Acquisition Program Administration), Department of National Defence, DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), General Dynamics Land Systems, HOME OFFICE (Police Scientific Development), INTA Instituto Nacional De Tecnica Aero, MBDA (UK) Ltd., MOWAG GmbH, Raytheon, Thales Australia, UK United Defence, United Defence, Vickers Defence, Windjet Speed Record Project, US Army, VRDE, ...
QinetiQ is a science and technology company formed from the major part of DERA, the British Government's elite defence research and development organisation.
QinetiQ use VBOX systems for performance testing of military vehicles, and find it especially useful in very rough terrain where microwave and optical speed sensors cannot operate.http://www.qinetiq.com/
Mining and Construction
Caterpillar, Ernest Henry Mining, Komatsu UK Ltd, Liebherr, John Deere, Otraco International, PTS S. A., ...
RACELOGIC have worked with the construction vehicle manufacturer Caterpillar to measure the articulation angle and position of their earth moving equipment using a twin antenna set-up.The bespoke solution consisted of VBOX II Slip angle sensors, a basestation for DGPS correction with telemetry, and an inertial measurement unit (IMU).
Mitsui Group company PTS S. A.
Peru has a very large mining industry, commonly using haulage trucks with payloads of 360 Tonnes. These trucks use "giant tyres" which are very expensive and place great demand on natural resources for their production. Another problem with these tyres is that their service life is often cut short due to the tough conditions in which they are used.
RACELOGIC have worked with Mitsui Group company PTS S.A., in Peru to develop an application which can help reduce the strain placed upon these giant tyres. The system uses a 20Hz VBOX II SX to monitor various tyre and vehicle conditions (temperature, distortion, velocity, etc), to determine the optimum drive lines and speeds around the mine site. This helps to preserve the life of the tyres resulting in very significant savings in both money and materials.
Racelogic's Speed Profiler solution is also put to use in similar applications.
Research & Development
Accident Research, Accident Science, Brunel University, Edinburgh Napier University, Fraunhofer Institute, Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt (FFI), Helsinki University of Technology, HAW Hamburg, HTW Dresden, Jilin University, Keio University - EV Lab, Liao Cheng University, Lonxin Group Center of Technology, MGA Research Corporation, National Technical University of Athens, National Taipei University of Technology Department, Oxford Brookes University, P3 Group, PMG Technologies, Saic Motor Uk Technical Centre, TARRC (Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre), University of Colorado, University of Pretoria, University of Thessaly, Trento University, Turku Polytechnic, Universiti Teknologi Mara, University of Leeds, University of Nice, University of Rousse, University of Ulster, University of Southampton, United Test and Assembly Center Ltd (UTAC), Tianjin University of Technology & Education, Tsinghua University, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Virginia Institute for Performance, ...
University of Colorado
Asking the question "What is the best way to quantify how well a navigation system performs in a realistic testing scenario?" a study carried out by the University of Colorado recently concluded that the record and playback testing method is the most effective.
Evaluating a range of GNSS receivers, the study found that record and playback systems overcome the fidelity limits of purely simulator based testing, especially in difficult to model environments. The study also emphasised the fact that only one drive is required for each location, ensuring testing repeatability.
Driving Schools & Driving Experiences
AB Events, BMW Driving School, Everyman Racing, KT Photo, Nigel Greensall Motorsport, Photofinish, Rockingham Circuit, Silverstone Circuit, Three Sisters Circuit, Track Club, V8 Race Experience, ...
Events and Promotion
AMCI Global, IT Relate, Captured in Digital, Ferrari UK and the Starlight Foundation, Lexus, Nissan GTR Race Academy, Porsche, Formula Student, Wyndham Leigh PR, ...
Porsche invited Racelogic to the launch of the new Porsche 911 Turbo at Estoril circuit, Portugal and rented Video VBOX and Video VBOX Lite systems, in order to help promote the new car. 600 journalists attended to test drive the new 500bhp model, and were each given the Video VBOX footage of their drive.
Lexus used Video VBOX to show off the power of their new 500bhp, £250,000 LFA supercar at the launch at Goodwood in July 2010. They let loose a number of journalists in the car around a track which "can charitably be described as having limited run-off..."Have a look at the piston heads review and video here.
Holden Special Vehicles
Holden Special Vehicles has a reputation for producing some of the most powerful luxury cars ever to come out of Australia. So for the media launch of their new E series 2 range, Racelogic distributor Protech Developments were asked to provide in-car video and data recording in the form of Video VBOX Pro, to log the performance abilities of the vehicles.
HSV's Simon Frost on the role of Video VBOX in launching their HSV E series 2
"We were keen for the journalists to not only record their lap-times, but also have a lasting record of every turn and straight. Video VBOX added an extra dimension to the event, enabling comparisons between the different models we had on track and the drivers behind the wheel."