Gran Turismo 7 telemetry data now available via open-source software – GTPlanet


GT7 image by Touring Mars

Over the weekend, we told you about the discovery of a “secret” API in Gran Turismo 7 which allows motion simulators to react to what is happening in the game environment. Through further research, this same interface was found to contain a wide range of real-time data, including everything from “temperatures » tires to engine speeds and position information.

GTPlanet user Nenkai, who originally discovered the depth of data available through the API, mentioned that he might produce a utility that presents the data in a more user-friendly way. Sure enough, Nenkai has now released the tool as free and open-source software, allowing anyone with a copy of GT7 and a PC to display this data – no motion platform required.

You can download the software hereor browse the source code at Nenkai’s GitHub page. It was released with the MIT open-source-friendly license, so others are free to use and develop the project.

If you’re curious to see what it looks like in its current form, Nenkai shared a video of the updated tool in action:

Other derivative software has already been produced, including this proof-of-concept “GT7 Dashboard App” built by fellow GTPlanet user ddm. Although the software hasn’t been released, he did produce a video that shows what a connected app might look like if it was running on a separate device such as a smartphone or tablet:

Needless to say, since discovering the private API over the weekend, development has moved forward quickly. If you’d like to get involved, head over to the associated discussion thread here on the GTPlanet Forums.

We’ll keep an eye on the tools as they evolve.


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