[size=150]...LONG LIVE THE BRC!!![/size]
*"It seems that as time goes on, the possible ideas for new challenges become smaller and smaller, and we will reach a point where there is just no unique options anymore."
[size=85]Anonymous philosopher (Pleb)[/size]*
What once upon a time was the Bavarian Rallye Challenge has now become the Bavarian RACING Challenge. And with "RACING" I mean "RACING". Direct Competition. Fighting for Position. Epic crashes. Tragic failures. Worn out tyres. Empty fuel tanks. Each race a unique story.
I ported the Automation acceleration, braking and cornering calculations to MATLAB, automated the aquiration of car parameters and reworked the test track calculations. Now the calculations are not static and done before the lap anymore - they are dynamically done on the way around the track. And when the driver reaches the end of the lap, he will do another one! Probably with a different lap time because he makes smaller and bigger errors. And if there's another car in his vicinity, he will even react to it!
---> Video 1
---> Video 2
---> Video 3
---> Video 4
---> Video 5
---> Video 6
] lap after lap after lap/:m]
] standing or flying start/:m]
] fuel consumption/:m]
] tyre wear/:m]
] automated pit stops/:m]
] mechanical failures/:m]
] B.R.O.B.O.T: Bavarian Randomly Organised Behaviour On Track: dynamic, random and rulebased artificial intelligence in the driver's seat (overtaking, holding up others, crashing, errors, good and bad starts.../:m]
] Youtube videos of training, qualifying and race sessions with 2D track view, timing and automated text comments/:m]
] theoretically unlimited number of participants (practically limited by screen size to fields of ~50 cars)/:m]
Further ideas? Programming is still in progress, so things can be considered (if technically possible and not too much work). I currently finished all the technical issues and can promise that things will happen, but major parts of the AI and of the Race Weekend are still on the to-do-list. So don't expect a challenge within the next month. I'm looking forward to your input!