January 5, 2013
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Why 2013 will be a great year for cars

2013 is already here, and the future so far is looking great. There are a number of great things coming from the automotive world, and many of them are going to provide an interesting change to the soundscape of the … Continue reading

July 16, 2012
by dcnichol
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My Racecar-Inspired Speakers

As some of you may know, I graduated from Michigan Technological University with a B.A. in Sound Design. One of the most satisfying courses there is called “transducer theory,” wherein we learn about how speakers work. The coursework then has … Continue reading

April 11, 2012
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Forza Tire Physicist Talks Shop

I originally found this at Reddit’s r/forza, though it has also been posted on the forzamotorsport.net forums recently as well. In either case, Brian Beckman, the physicist behind Forza’s tire model, gives an incredible hour-long presentation on the complications of … Continue reading

November 5, 2011
by dcnichol
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It really is all about the tires.

Here’s a couple videos for your enjoyment on tires (or tyres) going crazy. 2006 V8 Supercars at Bathurst (Mount Panorama), camera mounted under Craig Lowndes’ #888. PS, why is this track not in any game yet? Tire deformation test, I … Continue reading