There’s been a lot of news and coverage of the stunning FT-86 G Sports Concept, but I thought I would post up a video as well of Toyota/Polyphony Digital’s collaboration on the Data Logger Visualization through the “soon-to-be-released” Gran Turismo 5.

Firstly, here are some nice press photos of the G Concept:

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Looks like there will be a turbo version…

It comes with the Data Logger Visualization which basically records most of the car’s parameters and position on the track through GPS. This data can then be uploaded into Gran Turismo 5 and played back as a ghost while you drive to compared laps, some trick stuff.
Here’s a video of a test done with an IS-F at Fuji Speedway comparing real life lap to the data uploaded:

Crazy how accurate it is, there are going to be some major advancements in the use of car telemetry.
This could be seriously useful for teams to practice if they can’t do a lot of testing and if GT5’s physics are accurate enough, people could start setting up cars virtually then running them in real life.

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New Gear – a350

December 22, 2009

Finally, my first digital SLR. It’s a Sony a350 with a 18-70mm lens, I’m so psyched to use it. Unfortunately, Sony likes to be different and it doesn’t take standard SD cards, so now I have to go out and get a Sony one. No more crap quality shots, the actual photos may be rubbish still while I learn how to use it but at least the quality will be good.