Features of The Digital Race Engineer

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GENERAL


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Basic camera commands play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Alias name override
Override your name to anything you like, or select a part of your name
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Navigate UI & Black Boxesplay buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Audio Controls play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Speech queue system play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
'Say again' play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Drive with an alias play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Mix of classes in hosted
DRE understands car class structures even with all cars in one hosted class
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Setup tips & guidance play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Driver Busy play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Auto Live Replay
When exiting the car or joining a session, replay automatically jumps to LIVE
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Action Camera play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Advanced camera commands play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Support the dev’s work
Let me know that my development work is extra appreciated
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Deluxe Launcher theme play buttoncross 32cross 32check 32
Exclusive Discord channel for Deluxe users
Get access to a magical, mythical Deluxe channel on Discord
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SESSION

Basic session info play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Split finder
When joining a race server, DRE tells you which split you’re in
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Joker lap count and reminder
In dirt racing with jokers, DRE will keep track of jokers needed and completed
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Next race warning play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Pre-race checklist play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Starting and current weather play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Race Simulation play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Grid Countdown
Relax yourself during gridding as DRE makes sure you get on the grid in time. DRE calls out 30 seconds intervals
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Laps left in session play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Marked drivers play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Weather change alerts play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
High incident count alert
Set your own incident threshold below the the session defined one and be warned when approaching the limit
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MY CAR

Rapid gear-shift alerts
Non-verbal sound blips that tells you you’ve shifted gears (up and down). Important for certain car types with gears slowly kicking in
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In-car Controls play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Shared Team Data - Receive (fuel levels, oil + water temperatures) play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Shared Team Data - Send (fuel levels, oil + water temperatures) play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Setup name play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Engine warnings
Oil, water temperatures and levels, voltage, manifold pressures. Define your own thresholds
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Controller inputs deadzone checks play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Car health play buttoncross 32check 32check 32

MY FUEL

Basic Fuel Info play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Auto Fuel play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
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Fuel window alert
Get a heads up the earliest you can come in to top up the car with fuel to make it to the end of the race
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Fuel Low play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Grid Fuel Warning play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Shared Team Fuel Data play buttoncross 32check 32check 32

MY PERFORMANCE

Sector performance play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Live positions during races play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Proximity alerts play buttoncross 32check 32check 32

PIT

Basic Pit play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Pit Limiter & Speeding play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Pit stall countdowns play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Advanced Pit play buttoncross 32check 32check 32

COMPETITORS

Competitor info (around you for position) play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Competitor info (around you on track) play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Competitor info (look up driver by #) play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Leader and class leader look ups play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Competitor delta times
Get the difference in time (last, best, sectors) to the other drivers around you
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Cars Left & Right (side by side, overtake) play buttoncheck 32check 32check 32
Advanced Competitor Pit Info play buttoncross 32check 32check 32
Incident count for all cars
Estimated incident count tracking for all cars. This is based on cars going off track
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Low iRating or Safety Rating alerts
Know if cars approaching are a danger to you. Define your own iRacing and Safety Rating thresholds
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Timeloss of other drivers
Know if cars around you have lost considerable time on the last lap
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FEATURES DETAILED

The detailed list of what The DRE features

Feedback for a maximized race performance

The DRE will work as an enhanced spotter detecting cars around you in specific situations like:

  • Traffic when you exit the pits
  • When other cars exit the pits and you are approaching the pit exits out on track
  • Traffic when you are off track and want to get back on track
  • Faster cars approaching from behind
  • Warns you about relative low iRating and/or Safety Rating drivers
  • Warns you about drivers who you have marked as unsafe in the past
The DRE | Features | Proximity Alerts

Your own weather reporter

The DRE is able to monitor the weather conditions changing around you. Using Text-To-Speech voice it provides you with various updates on conditions like:

  • weather reports
  • specific weather data for example wind direction
  • and weather changes to stay informed eg. in case the track temperature drops

The DRE | Features | Weather Alerts

Compare your driving to the ones around you

The DRE provides you with updates when your position changes during practices, qualifications and races.

Get valuable insights to where you lose or gain times compared to your competition.

You can ask for details on the car ahead and behind you position wise and on track near you.

For example, The DRE can give you the iRating and Safety Rating of the driver, the name of the team which the driver is in, last and best lap times – and these times compared to yours as delta times. Furthermore, The DRE alerts you when your close opponents pit during races.

 

The DRE | Features | Live Positions

Handles fuel and tires

The DRE is capable of properly warning you about fuel levels. Remember the iRacing spotter telling you to “pit now for fuel“, when you still have 3 laps left in the tank? With The DRE your misery is over, as it warns you on the last lap when you absolutely have to come in!

Furthermore, you can ask for current fuel level, fuel burn rate per minute, fuel spent on the previous lap, and as an average of the 5 previous laps excluding out- and in laps. You can even let DRE automatically fill up your fuel tank, which will fill exactly what is required to go to the end of the race.

Add to the fuel feedback: It can tell you how much fuel is needed to finish the current session and how much you need to take on in the pit stop. You can even tell The DRE to add specific amounts of fuel and set tire pressures up and down several clicks and change tires for all, front, rear, left, right, or single tires!

 

The DRE | Features | Auto Fuel

Gear shift alerts

Let The DRE alert you when you need to shift gear in two ways:

 

  1. Automatically defined rev limit thresholds determined by iRacing’s rev limit
  2. Manually set rev limit threshold per gear (gears 1 to 7)

CAR HEALTH

Make sure your car is operating perfect. The DRE warns you and can give information from various sensors on the race car:

 

  • Throttle, Brake and Clutch percentage pushed. Alerts if pedals are hanging
  • Check fuel, oil and water pressure and temperatures, so your car will stay in the optimal performance window
  • Check if steering wheel angle is bent
  • Check engine voltage
  • Warns when you speed in pit lane
  • Alerts when you engage pit speed limiter

GET STARTED NOW WITH THE DRE

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