AiM Data Analysis

Learn more about how to use AiM Sports data and telemetry with these videos. They are designed to help answer the everyday setup challenges to the more complicated "what is this telling me" questions. You can find these videos and more on YouTube

FEATURE VIDEO

By far the most popular video, this tutorial demonstrates how to improve your own driving using your own driving as the reference. 


OTHER VIDEOS IN THE TUTORIAL SERIES

Analysis For Large Car Count Races (Part 2)

Have you struggled with analyzing data at a race where there is a super high car count (such as ChumpCar or LuckyDog race)? This is a two part mini video series on how to find useful information in data overlays when excessive amounts of traffic on track make it all but impossible to find that 'clean lap'. 

Part 2 will look and finding on track improvement from that data (looking at segment analysis, GPS overlays and driver inputs.


Analysis For Large Car Count Races (Part 1)

Have you struggled with analyzing data at a race where there is a super high car count (such as ChumpCar or LuckyDog race)? This is a two part mini video series on how to find useful information in data overlays when excessive amounts of traffic on track make it all but impossible to find that 'clean lap'. 

Part 1 shows how to get your data into a format where analysis can take place. 


AiM SmartyCam HD Video & Data Analysis

AiM data is fantastic but often times it's easier for some analysis to be done using video. This is where the SmartyCam HD from AiM helps tremendously as both video and data can be used, recorded at exactly the same time, to give both a graphic and visual illustration of on track activity.

In this video, a corner is studied on both the Race Studio Analysis tool and video to see both effect of actions on track. The data will show what happened (time gained or lost) and then the video and data will show why it happened and how it happened based upon driver inputs. 

For visual learners and drivers who can see their inputs and know the consequences quickly, the SmartyCam HD is a wonderful tool for quick analysis.


Adding Tracks to an AiM Solo (using GPS Manager)

The AiM Solo is a fantastic device. One of it's best features is that it automatically finds the closest tracks to where it's turned on and sets that track as the place you are racing and or lapping in the system.

One of the challenges is that if the AiM Solo is not configured (in this instance someone hasn't loaded the tracks into the device) then the user is often required to set the start finish manually, at speed, when on track at the start/finish line. This can be inaccurate, difficult at speed and, for the most part, completely avoidable.

This video shows you how to access AiM's database of tracks (via GPS Manager) and load them onto your AiM Solo (or any other GPS enabled device, like an MXL2 or a SmartyCam HD).


Importing Data from an AiM Solo

Before you even start to figure out your measures graphs and lap replays (as per the videos below), first you need to import the data from your AiM device (AiM Solo in this example) to your computer.

This video is a quick tutorial on how to download your data once you've installed the Race Studio software. Label the session and add the necessary sorting parameters (car, track, session etc.) so that you can proceed to looking at your data and understanding more about your driving.

NOTE: The Race Studio 2 software is designed to download data from an AiM Solo, Solo DL and MXL. If you have an MXL2, MXS or MXG, you'll need to download Race Studio 3. 


GPS Lap Insert

If you are struggling to get two AiM measures graphs overlaid together correctly, it's highly likely you need to use GPS Lap Insert. This video shows how to put the same start/finish point for both sets of data for accurate comparison. 


Setting Up Measures Graphs

Getting the Measures Graph in Race Studio 2 setup correctly can sometimes be confusing or a pain. Use this video to help get the data into a view that will help identify trends and understand how those trends are impacting your driving performance. 


Lap Replay Analysis

Often times a visual representation of on track performance is easier to comprehend that lines on a graph. Use this setting to watch two drivers (or two of your own laps) against each other to see where performance differs in a  given lap. 


Split Times Reports

This video demonstrates how to make a map of a track, break it into sectors and analyze performance  either on a Measures Graph on a time per lap basis or by exporting it to Excel and interpreting the data. This is one of the best tools for driver vs. driver performance analysis. 


Driver vs. Driver Analysis

One of the most requested videos, this tutorial demonstrates how to setup and analyze a comparison of two different drivers in either the same or different cars. This video is particularly useful for understanding your strengths and weaknesses against competing drivers. 


Charging The Corner

One of the biggest challenges that drivers face is fast in and slow out. This tutorial looks at how a driver can identify these trends (using throttle position sensor and brake pressure) and work to improve their approach to a corner and subsequent exit speed. 


AiM User Profiles (Video 1)

What happens when someone brings data from a Solo and wants to compare it against data from an MXL (or MXL2, MXG, MXS)? This video helps AiM users create different views in the Race Studio software and then toggle between them to quickly access different insights in a quick fashion.

The two main views addressed are GPS Only vs. GPS plus channel inputs (such as brake pressure, throttle position sensor and RPMs)


AiM User Profiles (Video 2)

Using AiM User Profiles you can setup more than just the Measures Graph in your user profiles. This video examines how to setup a view that accommodates other tabs (such as the GPS tab as highlighted) and get a view that focuses on more inputs and data.

This video focuses on driver inputs (via the Measures Graph) and the GPS tab that demonstrates car position on track. By examining the position of the car on track you can see if it has a material impact on your driver inputs which, in turn, may result in a faster or slower lap time.