This program includes several modules to help you fine-tune your racecar or motorbike, but it suffers from an unfriendly design and lack of user guidance. Traffic C.A.R.S.'s no-frills interface offers five applications under its file-header menu, allowing you to check Cubic Capacity & Compression, Exhaust Systems, Forced Induction, Transmission, and Tyres. You'll also find BHP and Elapsed Time calculators.
Even at its smallest size, the screen is mostly blank space, and the applications and calculators open in smaller windows within the program that can't be resized. Each application displays the same tools to add and modify information, but tool tips are the only help you'll get in understanding the program. Though you can enter data and view graphs for each section,
Traffic C.A.R.S. doesn't offer any reporting or printing options, so the hefty 25MB download size is a bit surprising. We are also disappointed that the demo version automatically shuts down after only two minutes. There's little to recommend about this underperforming software, especially with its high price tag, and racing aficionados should look elsewhere for a way to fine-tune their machines.
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From Traffic SE:
Using precise mathematical modeling for engine and transmission design together with our own vehicle performance simulation software, diagnostic and telemetry systems, C.A.R.S. offers you a suite of applications to help you achieve maximum performance when tuning your car or motorbike. C.A.R.S. relies on engine tuning knowledge gained during time spent working with sports engine designers and manufacturers and a thorough grasp of the physics involved in the process of tuning and maximizing vehicle performance. Amongst other projects, Traffic is working together with Zoqdi Racing from Rolling Road Services, winners of the prestigious International Euro Champ drag racing event held in Santa Pod U.K., to design and develop the first Intelligent Nitrous Oxide Control Electronic Module. Removed application compression which most virus scanners reported as containing malmare.
the download size is 13.1MB, not 25. Help is included in the retail version. It helps to know something about engines and transmission systems in order to follow; it's not a word processor. 1,715 registered users can't be wrong.
the interface is nothing to write home about but then, this application is meant to be used in a workshop where different windows for the same vehicle may need to be displayed side-by-side.