We are a small team of car obsessed engineers and developers based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2018, we have been focused on solving problems for the autocross community.
We believe that
Data is a critical learning tool that can help drivers become better and faster racers
Racing data should be accessible and shareable
Spectators should have the opportunity to be engaged in the races
Engineering creativity should be appreciated and cultivated, not regulated out of competition
RECORD + COMPARE
Recorded lap data is automatically sent to the cloud for other racers to compare.
CONNECT + SHARE
Follow other racers, Like and Comment on racing laps.
Pull car and registered event information
HIGH FREQUENCY EXTERNAL GPS
We require 10 Hz+ external GPS to provide accurate results. The VBOX Sport and Dual Electronics XGPS160 are 10x more accurate than the GPS in an iPhone while approximately $150.
Discover racing events and tracks
See how you compare to other racers
We are developing a technology (pat. pending) using the accelerometers in your phone to classify and handicap cars for close competition. Our vision applies this technology to create a version of racing that:
1. ELEVATES EXPOSURE FOR DRIVERS
The fast drivers will get visibility by being on the top of the leaderboard for all users to see. Swhoon will allow for an official repository for lap records.
2. PLAYS FAIR
Swhoon will make it impossible to cheat through modifying the car. If you decide to make a change that makes your car go faster, we will be able to see it in the data.
3. ALLOWS FREEDOM
More freedom in the modifications you want to make and what car you want to drive. Running street tires on your GT3 will allow you to compete with a modified Miata on slicks. Run at any event you want, with any club you want, but still be able to compete with friends that drove at the same track on a different weekend. If you want to compete in a faster class, modify your car to make it go faster however you want.
5. MINIMIZES RULES & REGULATIONS
There is no confusing and long classification rule book that needs to be read and filled out. Classification will be calculated automatically.
6. INCLUDES ALL CARS
Remove car tribalism between car makes and clubs. All car makes will be able to compete with all other makes.
7. INCREASES SAFETY
Since there is no wheel to wheel racing, the risk of a crash is reduced significantly… but you can still wheel to wheel race with a friend if you want.
8. REWARDS CREATIVITY
A place where the best ideas for making a car go faster are cultivated and are not ruled out due to unnecessary rules and regulations.
9. MAXIMIZES COMPETITION
Swhoon will allow less skilled drivers in fast cars to be able to compete with fast drivers in slow cars. Making everyone much more competitive in their class. If the slow driver in the fast car got better, they would just move up in class.
10. CREATES ACCURATE HANDICAPS
Gone are the days of the unfair PAX index numbers. You will be able to compete with your friends in different cars and classes.
11. OPTIMIZES CLASS SIZE
Gone are the days of too many classes (SCCA has 28 for Solo!) and too few people in them. We will reduce the amount of classes to make things clean and simple.
12. MINIMIZES COSTS
The Swhoon system is designed to allow more people to be able to compete in motorsports that don’t have the budget currently necessary, or the space to have a dedicated track car or trailer. Racers can be competitive using tires with a treadwear warranty from Michelin, and other consumables brakes/rotors, etc from a company called FCP Euro (please sponsor us!)
The app will record the maximum accelerations of the car during your competition lap. The maximum braking, forward and lateral accelerations will be recorded and plugged into our proprietary algorithm. Shift times, elevation, camber and weather will be accounted for.
IT ALL SOUNDS GREAT, BUT WHAT DOES THIS APP ACTUALLY DO?
I’VE SEEN OTHER APPS THAT SERVE SIMILAR PURPOSES. WHAT MAKES YOUR APP THE BEST?
Currently, only for autocross racers in California, the Swhoon app allows racers to record their lap data, then quickly compare their data to other racers to then learn how to go faster.
IS THE APP AVAILABLE ON ANDROID?
We've simplified the process, opened it up to all users, and worked with folks who designed renowned apps, like Airbnb, for a clean and intuitive experience.
WHAT DO I NEED TO USE THE APP?
Not at this time, but will be in the future. Let us know if you want it by sending us a message...and send us money to put in our Android dev cost piggy bank if you can. Our piggy is very hungry at the moment.
At this time, the app requires an external GPS that the phone can connect with. Swhoon can link to the Dual XGPS160 and Racelogic VBOX Sport. These are 10 Hz receivers and are 10x more accurate than the GPS in iPhones.
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San Francisco Bay Area