Our company, CXC Simulations, continues to obtain worldwide recognition for innovating and creating the only professional level automotive racing simulator practical for home and commercial use. Most recently, our newest generation force feedback steering system was published in several well-respected and recognized online media outlets in the technology and automotive industries. As both a business entrepreneur and an avid fan of those particular websites, it is a proud honor to have our brand showcased for millions of readers online. In light of the popularized saying “there is no such thing as bad publicity,” we can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment, despite the sensationalist captions headlining a couple of articles. In essence, these sentiments were taken out of context during an interview I did. If one did not read the full articles for clarity, it would seem that a simulator driver could be injured. That is not what I stated. In fact, the whole concept of owning and training on a CXC simulator is that the driver has a controlled and safe environment.
I must admit that what you read as far as CXC producing the most realistic of racing simulators is undoubtedly true. As publicly aforementioned, our contribution to the virtual realism community is notable – most recently seen and publicized in our state of the art steering system.
Of course, I am grateful to have all of the attention directed towards CXC, though I must point out some facts that stand true in terms of the safety of our equipment.
Some facts to consider:
• It is true that when driving a race car (Indy car mentioned in the article), it is possible to seriously injure your hands or wrists during a direct collision into a wall or other vehicle. Considering that the Motion Pro II is the most realistic racing simulator to date, the force felt by a real race car can be replicated. Only professional drivers are given this dose of force during their CXC experience, strictly to prepare them for future races, mental and physical endurance conditioning, testing and to match their actual set-ups as close as possible. Under specific incidences we have had private customers request that they have the amount of force on their simulator increased; if this is the client requirement, it is mandatory for them to visit our headquarters in person so that our technicians can figure out the appropriate amount of force for their driving style, vehicle dynamics and requested feedback experience.
• Our next generation force feedback steering system has the ability to produce up to 16 Nm of force. Private consumers are only able to experience 10-20% of that, unless requested otherwise. The only circumstances when the amount of force would replicate that felt by a Indy Car driver, for example, would be by a seasoned professional driver.
To read about more technical facts of our steering system, please visit the “News” section on our website: http://www.cxcsimulations.com/news/newly-designed-force-feedback-steering-system-enhances-racer-experience/
As always, my team and I are available to answer any questions about our equipment, options and technology.
Chris Considine, Founder and CEO