A sim-racing revolution has launched

DRE 2022.2 – download now!

Out in the wild – DRE 2022 has officially launched.

Check out the launch offers currently available below – up to 50% off the first year

 

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Launch Offer – up to 50% off!

Check out the pricing to see the available discounts.

Until November 13th, there’s a hefty 33-50% discount on the first year depending on the tier

What’s DRE again?!

DRE 2022 is a brand new standalone iRacing spotter application featuring

  • 🎙️ Built-in voice recognition
  • 📣 Text-To-Speech output
  • 🎧 Radio communication effects
  • ⭐ So much more!

It’s built from the ground up, by leveraging years of improvements from DRE3. DRE 2022 now contains everything needed to run DRE as a sim-racing spotter.

In other words, there’s no longer a need to download an additional app (VoiceAttack) just to try and use DRE.

DRE 2022 app

Why a new app?

Since Digital Race Engineer’s inception back in 2015 (!) it’s always relied on VoiceAttack as its motor to drive the recognition and speech synthesis. Using VoiceAttack has been successful as it’s a fairly straightforward app that does the job needed.

However, there are quite some annoyances as well. See my latest YouTube video below on why a change is needed

Electric Boogie!

Control fueling on cars with energy fuel

Porsche Mission R supported in DRE | iRacing spotter

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Auto Fuel in practice & qual

Decide when DRE controls fueling

Select when auto fueling engages. Do realistic race runs in practice including fuel stops.

Never tired of tires!

Use tire life to your advantage

New tire info commands

{DRIVER} current tire set

Tells the current tire compound a driver has on the car

 

{DRIVER} tire sets used

Tells you how many different tire compound sets a driver has used in the session

 

{DRIVER} tire sets left

Tells you how many tire sets a driver has left in the session. This is based on the player’s available number of tire sets subtracting the tire compound changes

Sniff that surface!

Understand the racing surface

Respond to track changes by asking `track state`:

The response now includes an estimated Track State percentage

Get me

a new one!

Clarity on car state

When requesting a new car via the blue ‘Request new car’ button in iRacing, DRE will confirm when a new car has been requested

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Allow DRE to automatically snapshot the disk telemetry a few times every minute when out on track.

  • By allowing this you help improve the models for race strategy, fuel calculations and tire wear over time.
  • Disabling this will still let you access the improved models generated.
  • Enabling this does not parse your car setup, but to make sure, you can disable sharing the car setup completely in iRacing documents -> App.ini -> ‘irsdkLogSetup’ (set to 0 to deny sharing)

Data, data everywhere!

Help gather data for strategy predictions

Race data gathering for future strategy predictions using Disk Telemetry

Data, data everywhere!

Help gather data for strategy predictions

Race data gathering for future strategy predictions using Disk Telemetry

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Allow DRE to automatically snapshot the disk telemetry a few times every minute when out on track.

  • By allowing this you help improve the models for race strategy, fuel calculations and tire wear over time.
  • Disabling this will still let you access the improved models generated.
  • Enabling this does not parse your car setup, but to make sure, you can disable sharing the car setup completely in iRacing documents -> App.ini -> ‘irsdkLogSetup’ (set to 0 to deny sharing)

Let’s all take a breath!

Control responsiveness of spotter speaks

Customizable delays for Position and Overtake alerts add pauses between these speaks, like a cool-down.

  • Add delay makes time for your brain to comprehend DRE speaks
  • Remove delay to increase the rate of speaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next round’s on me!

Stop worrying about fuel for GWC

Green-White-Checkered attempts are now factored into the fuel calculations

Just give me the gist!

Tailor speaks with time

Humanized time formats in output speak

When DRE tells you information containing time spans, it now lets you choose between 3 modes:

Humanized: time spans with as few details as possible

`2 hours and 30 minutes`, `4 minute and 30 seconds`, `1 minute 10`, `45 seconds point 123`, `Within 1 tenth`, `8 tenths`, `2 hundredths of a second`, `2 one thousandths` depending on the time scale

 

Detailed: Like Dynamic, but times below 10 minutes include times to the thousandths and avoids roundings like `within 1 tenth` and `…hundredths`

`25 minutes and 30 seconds`, `6 minutes 5 point 943`, `0.843`

 

Full: All times include as much detail as possible and avoids roundings like `within 1 tenth` and `…hundredths`

`2 hours, 35 minutes, 26 seconds point 558` `6 minutes 5 point 943`, `0.843`

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Speech Recognition Calibration

Optimize voice recognition in DRE

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Improved the Get Started Wizard to now include steps for calibration of your microphone input

Speech Recognition Guide

See all tips and tricks how to improve your microphone input with DRE

Improvements

🔄 Snappier responses from DRE, as most TTS speaks are now trimmed to their actual content

🔄 Tweaks to Radio Comms FX adding slightly more distortion and radio-feel

🔄 Use DRE without installing speech recognizers: Commands and features still execute

Fixes

✅ Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Bienvenue! Though not localized yet, non-English desktops can now use DRE and avoid the nasty startup crash

✅ Overlapping speaks seem to have vanished after an intense fix-fixation

✅ Many fixes to Speech Recognition, still tracking non-English desktops

✅ Artificial intelligence was harmed and corrected during 100+ bug fixes

News

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