By: Mike Hanson
Safety Factor is a combination of a plugin and a web site.
The plugin monitors the telemetry of a drivers car and detects and remembers "Incidents". When the session is over the incidents are all posted to the web site via a web service (it waits until you end the session to avoid impacting performance while driving). The web site calculates a Safety Rating based on the logged incidents and allows drivers and league administrators to monitor the ratings. The idea is that league administrators can require a minimum safety rating to enter events. The web site will be completetly open and noone will be able to hide anything from any other registered member.
The incidents logged are:
Out of Bounds = 2 or more wheels on a surface other than the track or rumble strips
Impact = contact with any other vehicle or obstacle (all contact is logged, but only contact above a yet to be determined magnitude will affect the Safety Rating)
Lockup = either pair of wheels (front or back) or all wheels locked while in motion and still on the track or rumble strips
Loss of control = more than a yet to be determined amount of sideways motion or vehicle rotation i.e. a spin or unsafe amount of slide.
I am almost finished with the plugin, just working on the last incident type and about 60% done on the web site so should be releasing this within the next week or so.
I am interested in your thoughts and feedback