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Vehicle data acquisition using CAN

Vehicle data acquisition using CAN

Data acquisition is one of the best tools to increase the understanding of vehicle behavior. One can get tons of information just from a couple of potentiometers and accelerometers connected to a simple data logger. However as one adds more and more sensors a number of problems arise. First, the number of cables and connectors increase to where it becomes both a logistical and economical issue.

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Throttle maps and tire wear

Throttle maps and tire wear

In our recent article on the need of power in Formula SAE, we briefly looked at the throttle response of a specific engine. Mapping throttle pedal position to engine torque is a powerful tool for many vehicle dynamics...

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Torsional stiffness

Torsional stiffness

There are many words and expressions commonly used in vehicle dynamics, many of these are very abstract and hard to visualize. One of these words is torsional stiffness. The torsional stiffness of chassis is relevant...

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About our Technical Articles

About our Technical Articles

There are tons of interesting blogs to read, some of them are about politics or fashion. There are even some on bread. The one topic we at OptimumG haven’t found being properly covered anywhere is vehicle dynamics....

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