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Started by Russell Hodgson, March 12, 2014, 09:02:46 PM

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Russell Hodgson

Version 2023.2 of the Z1 Software is now available. With updates to the Dashboard, Analyzer and Designer there is something for everyone.



The Driving Instructor has been updated. With more feedback while driving, and a better interface in the Analyzer, it is now even easier to improve your driving. If you are sim racing, then the Driving Instructor is what you need to get faster!

As always existing drivers can get the new update here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

New users can get the demo here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

The latest update of the Z1 software brings many big changes, one of which is the pricing structure.

New Pricing Model
We have updated the pricing model for the Z1 software. With the introduction of features such as the AI Driving Instructor, the Track Walks, the Z1 Designer, the ability to view other driver's laps, and many others, the Z1 software has become much more of a service over these past few years.

We have invested a lot into the supporting infrastructure, including bringing new servers online, all with the goal of providing a better service to our users.

Moving forward the Z1 software will be a subscription service. It will have three versions as it does now. You will be able to subscribe on a monthly or annual term.

Pricing is as follows:
STANDARD LICENSE:
Monthly: $4.99/month (billed monthly)
Yearly: $3.99/month (billing annually)

TRACK LICENSE:
Monthly: $8.99/month (billed monthly)
Yearly: $7.99/month (billed annually)

PRO LICENSE:
Monthly: $19.99/month (billed monthly)
Yearly: $17.99/month (billed annually)

There will no longer be an initial purchase price.

Notes for existing customers:
Existing customers may keep their current version as long as they like with no change and will not be required to subscribe to continue using it.

Any current update subscriptions will honored at their existing pricing for the life of the subscription.

Any current users who have version 2023.2 but do not have an update subscription may start a new subscription for their license type at legacy prices for the next month. This is $2.99 for Standard, $4.99 for Track and $9.99 for Pro.

http://www.z1racetech.com
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

Our Future Road Map
We thought long and hard about the change to a subscription model and believe it is in the best interest of Z1 and our customers moving forward. Not only does it make the Z1 more accessible, but it also allows us to be more agile with future updates and to place Z1 onto platforms that were not possible with our previous pricing model.

The subscription models allows everyone to be on the same version of the software at all times. This will make support easier. It will also allow us to push out updates much more quickly. Instead of having to wait for a quarterly updates to get a new feature out, or to support a new sim, we will be able to push out such a change at a more precise moment. This does not mean we will be putting out updates every other day, as that would get annoying!

So what are we looking to do in the near future? We want to expand the Driving Instructor with new voices, new features and better advice. And of course sometimes it rains when you are on track. Sometimes there are other cars on track and it isn't all about optimal speed, but racing.

The Z1 Analyzer will continue to improve and is already helping The University of Hawaii's AI Racing Tech program develop and train their autonomous race car (https://www.hawaiiavtech.com/). Our experience with them helps us provide you with the best possible software for training and telemetry analysis.

There are many improvements to the Designer that need to be made. Once done we can remove some legacy graphics from the Dashboard, and that allows us to implement some very interesting features based solely around the Direct X engine.

Interconnectivity is a big part of our future plans. We are looking to update and improve how drivers and engineers communicate and share data around the world.

Oh, and over the past few months we have completely rewritten the Z1 back end code. Some of it was about 10 years old! So we can tick that off our to-do-list.

Thank you for reading this. Thank you for being a Z1 customer. Thank you for all your support. Z1 would not exist without you.
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com