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  1. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 4.20.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available. This is for a single bug fix that was necessary.

    * Fixed a bug where if the sim had more than 64 cars in a session at once it could cause the Z1 Dashboard to crash.

    You can download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    The Adjustment dashboards are two examples of this. This set of dashboards provides you with information about various in-car settings. One easy glance gives you all the information you need.

    Adjustment Dash 1
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    Adjustment Dash 2
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    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: Z1 Sim Dashboard | Specialty Dashboards

    Remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best applications for helping you improve as a driver!
     
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    We've just released version 4.20.2 of the Z1 Dashboard software. This fixes two bugs found in version 4.20.0.

    * Fixed a bug which could cause the Dashboard to crash when running Assetto Corsa Competizione in multiplayer.

    * Fixed a bug which could cause the Dashboard to display incorrect gear, and RPM data when using Codemasters F1 2019.

    You can download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    The Ahead/Behind dashboards are two examples of this. This set of dashboards provides you with information about the drivers who are directly ahead of you and behind you on track.

    This includes the driver's name, car and position, as well as:
    * Their last lap time
    * Their fastest lap time
    * The number of laps since they last pitted
    * Your delta to their lap times - so you know if you are gaining or losing time to them.
    * Whether they are one of your tracked drivers.

    Ahead/Behind Dash 1
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    Ahead/Behind Dash 2
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    Ahead/Behind Dash showing tracked drivers
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    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: Z1 Sim Dashboard | Specialty Dashboards

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard

    Remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best applications for helping you improve as a driver!
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    Three of these dashboards display basic telemetry information.

    Telemetry Dash 1 shows the current data on most aspects of the car, including speed, gear, RPM, throttle, brake, tire and suspension information, and a friction circle.
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    Telemetry Dashes 2 and 3 display graphs of the recent data on RPM, speed, suspension, steering, throttle and brakes.
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    These three dashboards offer a simple way to see telemetry data. And if you want more detail you can use one of the best telemetry applications the Z1 Analyzer for full telemetry analysis, as it comes with the Z1 Dashboard.

    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: Z1 Sim Dashboard | Specialty Dashboards
     
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    We focus a lot on the big developments that come with each release of the Z1 Dashboard and Analyzer software. But the long list of small changes deserves some time in the spotlight as well!

    This video goes over the small changes from version 4.20 of the Dashboard and 1.17 of the Analyzer. Don't miss out on all the tips included in this video.



    Jump To:
    Z1 Dashboard: Automatic Shift Lights for iRacing: 0:47
    Z1 Dashboard & Analyzer: Debug Notifications: 1:28
    Z1 Dashboard & Analyzer: New Scrolling Options: 3:05
    Z1 Analyzer: Min/Max/Avg Values: 4:16
    Z1 Analyzer: Custom Traces & PI & Custom Colors: 5:11
    Z1 Analyzer: Pause Button: 6:57
    Z1 Analyzer: Opening Laps From Tracks With Different Names: 8:17

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

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    The Z1 Dashboard includes a huge variety of Dashboards for cars, track maps, telemetry, weather and more.

    But one of its biggest features is how it helps you with race strategy during the race.

    It helps you with when to pit, where you'll be after a stop, where your competitors are during your stop, pit lane speed limits, and even lets you simulate a race in a practice session.



    Where will you be after your pit stop? 0:31
    Z1 Dashboard Strategy Options 2:02
    Setting your pit stop options 6:10
    Tracking cars during your pit stop 7:57
    How many pit stops will you be making? 10:07
    How to simulate a race 11:44

    Other videos:
    How to customize the track map:


    Download the demo today:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
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    There are currently 165 dashboards available with the Z1 Dashboard software. 18 of those are what we call Specialty dashboards. These are various dashboards that help you with your race.

    The Tire Dashboard and Weather Dashboard are two examples of these. The Weather Dashboard provides you with the current weather conditions, including cloud cover, air & track temps, wind direction and speed, and more.
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    The Tire Dashboard shows you current information on tire temperature, pressure, compound and wear. It also displays the brake temps, shock deflection and ride height.
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    Note the amount of data displayed in these two dashboard is dependent on the sim you are running.

    You can see all the Specialty dashboards here: Z1 Sim Dashboard | Specialty Dashboards

    Remember the Z1 Dashboard comes with the Z1 Analyzer - one of the best applications for helping you improve as a driver!

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    Version 4.21 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

    This latest version bring a huge new feature that allows you to share your data over the internet with your team mates! It is quick and easy to create a data stream for your team mates to connect to. Choose a name, what data you want to share and whether or not you want to set a password.

    Set up your data stream in the Z1 Server
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    The Z1 server shows your data stream's status
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    Click the new icon on the Z1 Dashboard to view the list of currently available data streams
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    Select a data stream using the Z1 Dashboard
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    We have also introduced a new license level - Educational. This is for schools, colleges and universities so they can use the Z1 software in a teaching environment.

    As we now have four license levels (standard, track, educational and commercial) you can now choose which license level you'd like to try out when running the demo.

    Select license level when running the demo.
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    Download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can download this update here: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    Full list of release notes:
    * SENDING DATA OVER THE INTERNET
    As of this version you can now transmit your car's data over the internet so that other users of the Z1 software (Dashboard/Server at this time) can view that data from remote locations. You can either choose to send your data, or you can choose to connect to a data stream from a driver who is transmitting their data. Multiple people can connect to a driver's data stream.

    Usages of this feature would be to allow teams of drivers to see the data of other drivers in their teams when those drivers are on track. Or a driver coach could monitor a driver's actions while they are in the car. Note that this is the internet and there will be lag, so the data may not be exactly real time to the millisecond.


    SENDING DATA
    The Z1 Server is used to send your data over the internet. All you have to do is start the Z1 Server and any sim currently supported by the Z1 Server software. Then click on the settings icon at the top right of the Z1 Server screen. There is a new tab called 'Internet'. Select this tab. You can then enter a name for your data stream. Your driver name would be a good example of the name to enter here. You can choose to password protect your data stream by entering a password. If you leave the password blank then anyone can join your data stream.

    There are three types of data you can select to transmit. You can choose any combination of the three.
    CAR STATS: This is sent once a second and includes your lap times, sector times, lap completed, total laps, car position, etc.

    CAR DATA: You can choose either Brief or Full. This data is sent as frequently as possible.
    Brief data includes rpm, water temp, water pressure, oil pressure, oil temp, speed, fuel remaining, voltage, longitudinal acceleration, lateral acceleration, vertical acceleration, throttle, brake, steering percentage, steering angle, ERS level, ERS max level, max ERS per lap, ERS used this lap, ERS deploy percentage, gear, various warning flags, tire inner temp, tire middle temp, tire outer temp, tire pressure, brake temp, tire wear, wheel speed.

    Full data includes: lap percent, rpm, water temp, cylinder head temp, water pressure, water level, oil pressure, fuel pressure, oil temp, speed, fuel remaining, fuel level percent, fuel density, voltage, longitudinal acceleration, lateral acceleration, vertical acceleration, throttle, brake, clutch, throttle raw, brake raw, steering percent, steering angle, steering torque, steering torque percentage, power MGUK, torque MGUK, power MGUH, ERS level, ERS max level, max ERS per lap, ERS used this lap, ERS deployment percentage, manifold pressure, fuel per hour, yaw north, center front spring ride height, center front spring shock deflection, center front spring shock velocity, center rear spring shock deflection, center rear shock velocity, gear, various warning flags, tire inner temp, tire middle temp, tire outer temp, tire pressure, wheel ride height, wheel shock deflection, shock velocity, brake temps, tire wear, wheel speed, tire carcas inner temp, tire carcass middle temp, tire carcass outer temp, brake pressure, wheel rps, wheel camber.

    LOCATION DATA: You can choose either Brief or Full. This data is sent once a second. It includes the data on your competitors.
    Brief data includes: Just their location on track. You'll see the circle for each car on the track map, and nothing else.

    Full data includes: Their location on track, fastest lap time, last lap time, fast lap number, lap completed, iRating (iRacing only), safety rating (iRacing only), driver name, car name, car class, car number (for supported sims)



    Click the connect button to connect to the server. You should then receive a message confirming your connection. Then close the settings dialog to start your data stream.

    When you are connected to the internet you will see the word 'Internet' highlighted in white on the main Z1 Server screen. You will also see your average ping to the server.

    To disconnect you can either just quit the Z1 Server, or go back to the Internet tab and click Disconnect. Note if our servers loose contact with you for more than 10 seconds you will be automatically disconnected.


    RECEIVING DATA
    The Z1 Dashboard is used to receive data from the internet. To do so, start the Z1 Dashboard, but do not connect to a sim. On the Waiting For Connection screen, you will see an icon that looks like the world with a ring around it. Click on this to bring up the list of available data streams. You can scroll the list if necessary using your mouse wheel. You can refresh the list by clicking on the blue refresh icon at the top right of the window. The list will show the name of the data stream (driver), the sim, track and car being used for that stream. In addition you'll see the ping that stream is getting to our servers, and the number of other drivers currently connected to the stream. If the stream requires a password there will be a small padlock icon to the left of the driver stream name.

    Your ping to the server is listed at the top of the display.

    To select a stream to view simply double click on the desired data stream. If that data stream requires a password then you'll be prompted to enter it at this time. A confirmation dialog will be displayed letting you know if you were able to connect to the data stream. If successful then this window will close and you'll be viewing the Z1 Dashboard as you would if you were connected to a sim.

    Note obviously you cannot control what the other driver is doing. You are just watching them. You can still change dashboards as you would if you were driving. This allows you to view the data in a way that is useful to you.

    To disconnect from a data stream, simply close the Z1 Dashboard.


    ACCOUNT TIME LEFT
    You'll note that on both the Z1 Server and Z1 Dashboard there is a line saying 'account time left'. This display is in hours and minutes. This data streaming service is a pay service. We have to support it with servers and bandwidth, which we have to pay for. Because of this the use of the server will be charged at 50 cents per hour. You can purchase time for the service in $5 blocks (10 hours a time). Every user of the Z1 software will be given 10 free hours so that they can experience the data streaming service.

    When your account time left reaches zero your data stream will be terminated until you add additional time to the service. This can be done by going to the My Dashboard page (Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard), entering your order number, and purchasing additional time there.


    REGISTRATION
    You must have registered the Z1 Server and/or Z1 Dashboard using your order number for this feature to work.


    * When running the demo you can now choose between the four different license levels (standard, track, educational or commercial). This lets you try out each license level to determine which is right for you. As before, the demo will last 15 minutes regardless of the license level selected. After the 15 minutes is over you will have to restart the Analyzer to get another 15 minutes.

    * There is a new license level - educational. This is intended for educational institutions. For details on this license level and what it offers please visit Z1 | Analyzer License Comparison

    * The default track map is now a circle. This is displayed if a track map does not exist for the selected track.

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  10. Russell Hodgson

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    We've put out updates to the Dashboard (v4.21.1), Server (v1.19.1) and Analyzer (v1.18.1). These updates fix a bug with the internet streaming where your order number would be incorrectly rejected when trying to connect. Everyone should update to this version to use the streaming service.
    Also there are a few small tweaks in these updates:
    Analyzer 1.18.1:
    * Relaxed the check which determines if the Analyzer is off-screen or not. This should help with remembering the position of the Analyzer's window when it is close to the edges of your screen.
    Dashboard 4.21.1:
    * Adjusted the minimum allowed size of the Dashboard window to be half of what it was in 4.20. It is now 240 x 136.
    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    As of version 4.21 of the Z1 Dashboard you can now stream your sim's data over the internet. This lets other Z1 users connect to your data stream and view the sim's data just as if they were sitting next to you.



    If you are running endurance races and want your teammates to help you with strategy, or want to help other drivers with real time engineering or coaching, this is the solution.

    How To Stream Your Data: 0:51
    Connecting To A Data Stream: 5:21
    Disconnecting A Data Stream: 8:08

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    Thanks to the great team at PositiveSimRacing the latest version of the Z1 software manual is now available in a Spanish PDF version.

    You can download the PDF here: Z1 Dashboard : Spanish

    It's got all the details you need to get the most out of the Z1 Software.
     
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    Version 2020.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available! Yes the version number is 2020.1. We have updated the version numbers of all three applications (Dashboard, Analyzer and Server) to this new format as they are all part of a single suite of applications, and having different version numbers for each applications was becoming confusing. So version 2020.1 is the new number sequence for all of them.

    In this new version we have 6 new dashboards - including the 718 GT4, Holden ZB and Ford Mustang GT.

    718 GT4 Dash
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    Ford Mustang GT Dash
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    Holden ZB Dash
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    In addition you can now specify the FPS that each instance of the Dashboard will run at. This lets you use refresh rates that best suit your system and the dashboard being used.

    Specify your target FPS rate
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    And the units of the various temperature, fuel levels and fuel pressure warning for the dashboards are now in the currently selected units.

    Warning units are now in the currently selected units.
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    You can download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get the update here: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    Full release notes:
    * Two New Dashboards: 718 GT4 Dash and 718 GT4 Dash B. The B version is the same dash without the LEDs.

    * Two New Dashboards: Ford Mustang GT Dash 1 and Ford Mustang Gt Dash 2. Dash #1 is the Race dash and Dash #2 is the Launch dash.

    * Two New Dashboards: Holden ZB Dash 1 and Holden ZB Dash 2. Dash #1 is the Race dash and Dash #2 is the Launch dash.

    * There is now a new shift light pattern. This is 'All CTR iRacing'. This pattern will illuminate the LEDs from outside towards to center using the shift light start and end numbers provided by iRacing. Obviously this only work with iRacing.

    * You can now control the frame rate target of the Z1 Dashboard. In the General settings tab there is an option called 'FPS Target'. This can be set between 1 and 60 fps. The default is 45 fps. The slower the frame rate the less CPU will be used. This can help if you find the Z1 Dashboard is using more CPU than you want it to. Also some dashboards don't need to be updated as often as others - for example standings dashboards, weather dashboards, etc. So you can adjust the FPS to suit the dashboards you have displayed. This can be done for each individual instance. This replaces the 'Sleep' parameter in previous versions.

    * The Oil Flash and Water Flash temperatures (in the car 2 tab) that control when certain dials on the oval cars will begin to flash now use the currently selected temperature units. Previously they were always in Fahrenheit. Now if you have Celsius selected as your temperature units then these numbers will represent Celsius temperatures.

    * The Oil Temp Warning and Water Temp Warning temperatures (in the car 2 tab) that control when the oil or water temperature warnings are displayed now use the currently selected temperature units. Previously they were always in Celsius. Now if you have Fahrenheit selected as your temperature units then these numbers will represent Fahrenheit temperatures.

    * The Fuel Level Warning number (in the car 2 tab) that controls when the low fuel warning is displayed, and when the background flashes for low fuel, now uses the currently selected units. Previously it was always in liters. So now if you have gallons selected then the number is referring to gallons; if you have kilograms selected then the number would refer to kilograms, etc.

    * The Fuel Pressure Warning number (in the car 2 tab), that controls when the fuel pressure warning is displayed, now uses the currently selected units. Previously it was always in Bar. So now if you have metric pressure units selected the number will represent kPa instead of Bar.

    * The settings dialog has been made bigger so that you can see more of the options without having to scroll. As the Dashboard has evolved over the years is has become extremely customizable, leading to many options in the settings dialog. By making the dialog larger you can see more of these options without having to scroll as much.

    * Certain error messages will be displayed at the top of the dashboards. These are intended to help when something goes wrong which might otherwise be difficult to either solve, or know that an issue occurred.

    * The version numbering of the Dashboard has been changed. Starting with this version the numbering will be year based making this version 2020.1. This is to bring all three applications onto the same numbering sequence and to make it easier to determine if you have the most recent version of the software.

    * The track map creation process has been updated. The Dashboard now attempts to properly orient the track map so the corners turn in the correct direction.

    * Added 'Track Map' as a starting option in the Display tab. This lets you open the Z1 Dashboard to the track map when starting up.

    * Updated the time display in the standings dashboards. Now if there is an hour or more to go you will see hours and minutes displayed. If there is less than an hour to go you will see minutes and seconds displayed.

    * The update notification for new versions can now be displayed as an image, allowing us to show more details on what is included in the latest updates.

    * Updates to the internal architecture to allow for better performance and future functionality.

    * Windows 7 is no longer officially supported. While the Z1 Analyzer can still be installed on Windows 7 and run on it, there may be issues that arise as Windows 7 is now EOL.

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    We've released version 2020.1.1 of the Dashboard, Analyzer and server. This fixes a few issues:

    * When using the data streaming service, the people receiving the data can now access the menus when the remote driver is not in the car. This will let you go to the Settings dialog, and set the display up like you want it. You'll also be able to view the other screens such as lap times, track map, etc.

    * Fixed a bug associated with the data streaming service that could have prevented the number of laps from being recorded. This effected the ability to show laps to go, fuel averages, etc.

    * When using an LCD screen the 'Waiting for Connection' screen will now show on both the LCD Screen and the monitor window. Once the sim has been detected the display will then continue only on the LCD Screen.

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the LCD Screens to display incorrectly after running the LED test.

    * Fixed an issue where data logging could result in massive files (over 1 GB). (Files should be about 2 MB per lap.) This would make the Analyzer take an extremely long time to open the files, making it appear to have frozen.

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Z1 Server to drop data stream connections when you were in the Z1 server's settings dialog.

    You can get the demo here:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard
     
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    We've just released version 2020.1.2 of the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server. This updates the internet data streaming service, making it easier to send data around the world to your team or engineer who may be in a different location.

    All users of the Z1 software get 10 free hours of the service when they purchase the software. However, during the next few months while everyone is doing their part by staying at home we will be providing unlimited data streaming hours to all users of the Z1 software. Hopefully this will help drivers and teams be a bit closer during this time.

    New users can get the demo here:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    Here are the full release note of this update:
    * Various improvements to the internet streaming service, allowing the remote user to see more data from their driver.

    * If you have set up a stream, but not actually clicked the 'Connect' button, the Server will ask if you want to start the stream when you click the OK button to exit the settings dialog.

    * You no longer have to be in a sim to set up a stream. You can set up the stream beforehand, and then when you get into your sim, the Z1 Server will automatically start streaming that data. If you are not connected to a sim then your stream will display 'Waiting' as the sim, track and car name. These 'Waiting' streams cannot be connected to by a remote user. Once you start your sim, your stream will be updated with the name of the sim, car and track. At that point the remote users will be able to connect. If you exit the sim your stream will be terminated. You will have to create a new data stream if you want to stream another sim or session.

    Download the demo today:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
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    We've released version 2020.1.3 of the Dashboard and Server. This brings some improvements to the streaming service as well as a few other bug fixes.

    Existing users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    New users can download the demo here:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Full release notes here:
    * Added more data to the streaming service: yellow and blue flags, weather data, car class colors.
    * Improved how the Z1 Server sends data for a more fluid data stream.
    * Added the track map for iRacing's Texas MotorSpeedway track.
    * Fixed a bug with RaceRoom where pit stop times would not be properly recorded.
    * Fixed a few issues with Assetto Corsa Competizione where the full car name was not displayed, and where brake bias displays were different from what was displayed in the sim.

    Download the demo today:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
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    We've released version 2020.1.4 of the the Z1 Dashboard!

    For this update we have removed the driver name registration option. This legacy registration option was causing issues where the Z1 software would unexpectedly revert to demo mode. Moving forward all registration will be done using your order number.

    You can download the demo here:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    Here is the list of release notes for this version:
    * The driver name registration option has been removed. This was a legacy registration process and was causing issues, such as reverting to a demo after 15 minutes. Moving forward all registrations should be done using your order number.

    * Updates to the Indy Car 2018 dashes so that the MPG box now reads L/100K if you are running with liters for the fuel display.

    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     

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