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Technology - remarkable...

Postby KenJ » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:36 pm

I don't know how many of you visit GGR's bulletin board (this is not a promotion), but I've just seen an animation of this type for the first time. A GGR autocrosser, Himanshu Patel, has shared a program he uses (or created?) that converted the new course map for this Saturday into a 3D run. It's really, really remarkable. You can visualize the course as if you're running it. Wow. Maybe some of you already use this technology?

Now that's cheating! I'm totally envious.

GGR - bulletin board - autocross - course map. Get ready to be amazed, well at least for those non-technowizards like me.

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Postby grant » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:14 am

He needs to train that program to look ahead. Lol! Cool program !
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Postby ddunwood » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:17 pm

That's really cool!
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Postby DaveMcG » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:23 pm

Yes, that is really cool! But also one step closer to us standing on the sidelines watching our autonomous cars compete on course . . .

Just think of the implications:
- We'll need special classes for human-driven cars.
- Drivers of autonomous cars can enjoy a beer while autocrossing.
- We'll have to assign high point values to course workers so the cars' "minimize time" algorithms don't come up with undesired creative solutions.
- Would we still have to wear Snell-approved helmets?
- Looks like the handing-out-timing-slips job might become obsolete.
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Postby WhuGmiT » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:51 am

Yes, very neat indeed!
Himanshu did it using SolidWorks.

And DaveMcG, thanks for that peek into our bright future.
I think I'll go play with my slot car set now...

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Postby mikey » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:16 am

Love it. Someone should invite him to AXPaddock.com
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