Track Technology

 

On location:

The goal of the iRacing.com experience is simple: to make each lap driven in simulation as valid as a lap driven on the real-world race circuit.

To achieve this exceptionally high level of realism, iRacing.com uses its pioneering, proprietary application of three-dimensional laser-scanning technology to create two key features.

We visit every track we add to the iRacing.com service to laser scan and take literally thousands of photos.

Laser scanning:

iRacing.com replicates the precise physical features of each track’s racing surface. Our laser-scanning technology produces a mathematical ‘bump map’ of the track’s camber, cracks, curbs, undulations and patches.

Combine this mathematically-precise surface mapping with iRacing.com’s hyper-accurate sight-pictures and proprietary mapping software and you have a powerful tool that allows even drivers at the highest levels of professional motorsport to use virtual seat time to hone their skills and improve their real-world performance.

Learn more about the proprietary laser scanning technique in this special episode of iRacingTV.