Another Win for Rocky Mountain Autosports and Spiider

Rocky Mountain Autosports
July 24 Colorado Rally

With Rally Colorado behind us, we are back and preparing for the next rally. Driver Adam Short and co-driver Danny Norkus put down some impressive stage times including a 50 sec lead in 1st overall by the end of day one. Read more at https://www.facebook.com/dccdpro/

Why maps are a thing of the past!

Recently we have received e-mails asking us how it is that our Spiider/Spiider Plus DCCD Controllers do not have maps like OEM system and how the system could then operate.

Let’s first look at how a map based system works and then I will
explain how our system is so different.

Maps are basically look-up tables or charts stored in a memory.
A map based controller fetches a number in this chart or table
every time one of the parameters changes. The result of a certain input will always be one number or outcome. The table is static so it would not recognize how you reached that point of operation and if the conditions of the road change, it will not change the outcome unless you change the entire map.

An adaptive algorithm based system, on the other hand, does not have any maps. Rather, it looks at each case based on the inputs and also how it has arrived at that point and directly calculates the proper outcome fast enough to reach the optimum performance for every situation no matter the road conditions. This technology allows the system to intelligently search for the best result instead of just arriving at the same outcome over and over again regardless of how wrong it might be.

I always highlight the following example of why map-based systems are not efficient and practical. Imagine you are driving on one mile stretch of a road at 60 miles per hour and the road conditions change from dry to wet (possibly mud,gravel ,..) and back and meanwhile you also hit a turn.
Do you think that, even if you assessed the road conditions accurately, you will have time to switch the maps in time while you are driving through the curve? How much time has it taken you to reach the system and push the buttons?

In comparison, the algorithms in Spiider family of DCCD controllers have found the optimum point of operation by examining the operational solutions hundreds of times per second and applying them to your DCCD transmission for a true hands-off experience.

This is why maps are a thing of the past!

Motorsports Spiider Plus DCCD Controller

Spiider Plus Full Set

Spiider Plus Dual Processor Motorsports DCCD Controller (V32)

Spiider Plus DCCD Controller is the Most Advanced DCCD Controller:

  • A dual processor intelligent DCCD Controller
  • Has a dedicated processor for slippage control
  • Unique and powerful Spiider technology for a real hands free operation
  • Driver adapting capability with adjustable sensitivity
  • Complete system for DCCD operation and is independent of ECU/ECM
  • Does not need any part of ABS system except the two wheel speed sensors
  • Fully programmable through USB  cable using a free application

Note: SI-Drive controls (08+) support is also free of charge. Read more …

G-sensor Location matters

We have been asked many times “does it matter where the G-sensor is located for a DCCD Controller to perform well ?”.
The answer is yes, absolutely. The closer the G-sensor is to the center of weight distribution the more accurate it can sense the events  ( x/y acceleration/deceleration) and that is why our controller has high precision, fast response sensor outside of the main box to allow for high performance . Just one of many features of our leading DCCD controller products.

 

Adaptive algorithm under the hood

Our Universal Controllers are programmed with an advanced firmware that is adaptive. If you change the knob setting in adaptive mode more than 5%, the adaptive algorithm kicks in. Now you might ask, what does that do? The answer is, it starts looking at your driving behavior and how fast the inputs are changing and finds an optimum point to your driving behavior to smooth the system response rather than overshoot or undershoot in it’s response.  Just another unique innovation in our products for a truly hands-free experience.

First place for our sponsored team!

Deft Motion Rally Team, congratulations for first place in your class at temple canyon hill climb in canon city!
Here is a note from Dan regarding Universal Controller:
Hey Jeff,
Got the car tuned and headed to the temple canyon hill climb in canon city over the weekend! We lead all day Saturday and then got rained out on Sunday. Still waiting for the official results but we placed first based off of Saturdays times! The new diff controller worked great! Here’s a pic of us coming up through the canyon!
Check more photos and read about this on our facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DCCDProcom/136144969884503