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The Rally Comp device provides timing, scoring, pass alert, live position track, and and navigation functions
A Rally Comp device is required for all competitors, including cars, UTVs, motos, and Safari.
The Rally Comp device will be supplied to competitors at Registration and MUST be used through the full rally.
Competitors MUST utilize the power cable connected to the vehicle 12V battery to power the Rally Comp. All cables for the Rally Comp will be provided with the Rally Comp device. Cables used in 2016 for Rally Comp will not work with the upgraded unit. The power cable should be wired through a fuse then directly to your vehicle 12V battery rather than through a cigarette lighter socket or similar ignition key controlled power source. If the power to the Rally Comp is interrupted, such as when you shut your vehicle off, it will take longer when powering back up before it is able to perform its functions due to requiring a good GPS lock.
The Rally Comp supports several mounting options, RAM mount, ICO type two stud mount (fits in a traditional ICO position for motos), or other arrangement using some type of bracket attached to the two rear bolt studs.
New for 2017 the upgraded Rally Comp has added a live position tracking function similar to what a SPOT unit does. An additional Iridium antenna module will be supplied that performs this function. The cable for the new module, which connects between the module and the main Rally Comp unit will be provided along with the main Rally Comp unit.
The photos below are from 2016. The new 2017 live position tracking antenna module is not shown except in the View and Dimensions image.
See RallyComp.com for additional details.
Race Compliance, Navigation and Safety Instrument
Cap Meter / Electronic Compass
Speedometer with audible alerts
Speed Zone Compliance, Tracking, Audible Alerts
Hidden Waypoints (WPM) with penalty Logging, Audible Alert when achieved
Open Waypoints (WPE) with penalty Logging
Show Closed Waypoint with penalty
GPX Track Log
Arrow Guidance for WPMs (normally set for 800m radius in Sonora Rally) WPM validated when within 50m radius.
ODO Auto Set at Waypoints (disabled in Sonora Rally)
Stage Summary displayed at stage finish
Live position tracking via Iridium satellite 2-way link
2-way message communications (for emergencies)
Pass Alert with Audible Alert (cars can "beep" motos when preparing to pass)
Turn On / Show Waypoints with guidance (No Lost Drivers/Riders)
Mandatory STOP at highway crossings and other selected passages, penalty for violation
TIMING (Immediate Stage Results)
Stage Time Calculation
Stage adjusted Time with penalties (Shown WP, Missed WP & Speed Zones)
Wireless stage results transmitted to organization PC at finish line
Results published as riders/drivers arrive at finish
This video gives a general overview of the functionality of the Rally Comp. For Sonora Rally the roadbook scroll shown will not be used, as motos will have their own full-size roadbook holders, and cars have navigators to hold and flip through the roadbook pages. For Sonora Rally a few functions shown in this video will not be enabled, or will operate in a slightly different way, though the concepts are similar. The display readability has been improved since this video, so there should not be any issues with that even in the darker environment inside a car. We will publish details instructions on how to use the Rally Comp at a later date. For the most part, you should be able to race the whole day without pushing many buttons on the Rally Comp. It does its thing without much if any user intervention.