By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Toyota and Denso sends your track Data to your phone and let you enjoy your best laps on a PS3
Toyota and Denso announced today the CAN-Gateway ECU your FT86 and PS3 new best Friend!
The CAN-Gateway ECU captures driving data including GPS data, accelerator pedal strokes, steering angles, brake operation signals, gear shift signals, engine rpm count, water temperature, and vehicle speed from a dedicated onboard GPS as well as CAN information exchanged among onboard ECUs. The device can wirelessly transmit (by Bluetooth) the data to software installed on smartphones or other devices for real-time monitoring. As this data is accumulated, it can serve as a driving coaching guide.
The CAN-Gateway ECU can be fitted to the Toyota “86″ rear-wheel drive compact sports car and is scheduled to be tested in Japan in spring 2013 by people active in car racing, before the scheduled Japan launch at the end of 2013.
Further development is underway to enable vehicle data from drives on major circuits in Japan such as Fuji Speedway to be recorded onto USB flash drives for input into the racing game Gran Turismo, a PlayStation home entertainment console title. Driving scenarios can then be recreated with the data and run simultaneously with other data to enjoy real-time, side-by-side track-run comparisons. Additionally, the user can reproduce aspects of a drive on a circuit—such as the steering path taken, and where and when the brakes and accelerator were used—in the game for analysis and critique.