XAP designs and manufactures innovative electronic products and systems for motor racing.
Motor sport has led us to be very demanding and responsive. Our product range includes electronic battery switches, dashboards, instrumented steering wheels, data acquisition systems, electrical harnesses and electromagnetic actuators.
Famous competition cars are equipped with XAP systems: Formula Renault 2010, FR 3.5 2012, GP2, GP3, C2R2, TC12, Megane Trophy, Norma M20FC…
The products we design are manufactured and optimized to withstand the extreme conditions of motor sport.
Our engineering department works on the permanent innovation of new products. He designs embedded electronic and mechanical systems, including advanced hardware and software.
Based in Nîmes, in the south of France, XAP is located near the famous Lédenon circuit and the Alès Mechanical Centre.
XAP’s proven technology and know-how in many fields has made it possible to meet the needs of promoters in a very short time. XAP is particularly present in one-design championships.
XAP germinated in 1996. Renault Sport has supported XAP’s technical developments and has gradually entrusted it with major projects.
Since then, XAP has designed and produced more than 300 different products. They are installed and operated by various competition car manufacturers.
Performance, safety and innovation are at the heart of XAP’s new projects.
XAP in a few dates:
1996 and 2005: the development is based on the electronic protection of electrical distribution, dashboards, steering wheels and electrical harnesses.
2005: Opening on the field of electromagnetic studies. Offering a semi-automatic sequential gearbox control system based on a double-acting solenoid electric actuator. Developed for the 2010 Renault Formula Renault, it is designed to complement flying products (pallets) and dashboards.
In 2015: XAP is designing autonomous air conditioning systems. This system provides drivers with a real comfort that contributes to race performance. XAP is part of the fight against loss of alertness, especially in endurance.
2016: XAP enters the field of termo-plastic composite product design. He develops the steering wheel of the FORMULA E.
2017: XAP develops its new generation of production. Products are gradually unified around a common software and hardware core, without losing any functionality and performance. On the contrary, the new products are enriched with multiple means of communication, federating information for the pilot, storing it and allowing its analysis. Allowing a great interaction between man and his machine. It is on the basis of this work that the new Formula 2 steering wheel was designed. This promising championship of beautiful sports duels needed proven technology and a team of responsive professionals in direct contact.
In 2018: XAP integrates unified communication functions, real-time data processing, touch screen technologies….
The new dashboards are completely customizable. They use the CAN protocol, thus adapting to most machines. The 20 MHZ GPS facilitates the time-stamping of data in universal time, provides essential acceleration data that is useful for pilot safety, data analysis and predictive performance. The mechanic can monitor the parameters of his vehicle on the W10 tablet during the heating process, he can also issue alarms to the pilots (bracelet connected).
Thus it is everyone of the connected objects that can be put at the service of the performance and safety driver.
The E-RACE data analysis software has benefited from important studies. E Race V3 offers multiple data analysis functions, geolocation on a vehicle map, synchronization of images from internal or external cameras, and dashboard display, but XAP has not limited its developments on its historical part with a new GT steering wheel produced for Signatech as part of the Alpine Cup project and GT4XAP has strengthened its design and beam production centre to complement all its electronic products. Thus the new and high-performance NORMA M30s have beams designed and produced by XAP.
In a few years, XAP has developed a real know-how in the study, design, production and monitoring of communication and vehicle control systems. The company is currently finalizing a unified operating system. The configuration of the entire electronic functioning of the car can therefore be simplified by this organization and especially apprehended by simulation.