RT live is a new type of data logger, with full access enabled over a wireless 3G internet connection. Data files stored on the unit can be accessed over the internet, and all inputs to the device can also be monitored in real time over the internet using any web browser (including Apple and Android products) as well as on a PC.
Information available via live telemetry includes:
- Lap times
- ECU data
- Speed and position on the track
- Alarms e.g. low oil pressure
- General variables e.g. fuel level, water temperature etc.
- Send simple messages back to the car dashboard, e.g."Pit Now"
Live data telemetry can be viewed in two ways, either in an internet browser (PC, Android, iOS device) or on a PC with an internet connection using the Live Monitor software. Using an internet browser the update rate is 5Hz, whilst using the Live Monitor it is 10Hz.
For basic applications the unit can be used standalone and in this case the installation is very straightforward. Simply connect 12V power from the vehicle, along with the supplied 3G and GPS antennas and it is ready to stream live data or record data to its internal memory for periodic download over the internet. For more advanced applications the unit can be used as part of a system that includes almost any combination of Race Technology products (such as the DASH2 PRO and DL1) as well as external CAN sources and analogue sensors.
All information is continuously uploaded over a 3G connection to a server. When a 3G connection is not available the data is buffered in the RT Live internal memory and uploaded to the server the next time a 3G connection is available. Once uploaded, the data is securely stored on a cloud server as standard format Race Technology data (RUN) files which are compatible with all Race Technology software, including the comprehensive data analysis package.
RT Live includes an internal rechargeable battery to ensure that the unit can continue to operate and upload any buffered runs if the external power supply is interrupted. Data streaming is automatically started and stopped based on either vehicle movement, or whenever the unit has power, alternatively it can be controlled manually from the start/stop button on the RT Live, or a connected Race Technology DASH4PRO dash display unit.
Each RT Live unit is registered on the Race Technology website before first use. Either a single unit can be registered to an account, or a batch of units can be registered together for ease of management of a race series.
The SIM card is permanently embedded in the unit and is managed on a straightforward PAYG method, with a payment gateway on the web interface to purchase credit as required.