Gaiagi Driving Simulator Changelog

Gaiagi Driver Update December 2012

posted Dec 22, 2012, 9:00 AM by GMaps Gaier

Listening to directions

Based on popular request the directions can now be heard via text-to-speed functionality. Just enable reading the directions in the Basic config menu.

Gaiagi Driver Update September 2011

posted Sep 9, 2011, 3:05 AM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Sep 9, 2011, 3:08 AM ]

New functionality in the driver added until September 2011:
  • Speed of the vehicle now can be controlled manually via slider. The slider is in the small orange driving control field in the upper left
  • The vehicle speed is displayed in the driving control field as well

Gaiagi Driver Update July 2011

posted Jul 31, 2011, 12:37 PM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Aug 1, 2011, 8:59 AM ]

New functionality in the driver added until July 2011:
  • Added beta physics mode suited to e.g. simulate indoor cycling/spinning bikes.
    You can select the new mode in the "Config" -> "Vehicle" tab - look for 
    Beta: Bike mode with real physics".  The new mode implements real
    physics of a bike. In the lower right information information is shown
    about slope, speed. Also speed, height and calories burnt over distance
    is charted. In the configuration tab the weight and settings for 
    implemented Ergo-Fit bike can be configured.
  • Hide the drive control window. The windows collapses into the left bar.
    Short-cut controls are displayed in the upper left corner.
  • New vehicles available: Motorhome, Camper   

Updates from March 2011

posted Mar 18, 2011, 11:42 AM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Jul 31, 2011, 12:28 PM ]

New functionality in the driver as of March 2011:

  • Support for configurable icon on the upper right Map instead of the standard Smart icon.
    Just enter e.g. a URL like "" in the URL field in the advanced "config" section if you are using a bike model. You can  also specify a picture of you to be shown moving on the map
  • Support for additional bikes (Ducati, woman with bike, BMX, trike) and a Millenium Falcon ;-)
    If you have ideas for additional models from the Google 3D Warehouse just let us know
  • Support for historical satellite images in Google Earth (see the advanced config section)
  • Predefined sightseeing tours now support specifying a car/bike/... as well as the driving speed; please check it out selecting the "Tour de France Etape 17"

Updates from February 2011

posted Feb 2, 2011, 1:37 PM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 1:40 PM ]

New feature:
  • Driving control now hides automatically. Move the mouse of the bar on left side where the driver control contracted to to restore the driving control. If you prefer the driving control to stay visible you can configure it in the advanced "config" section.

Updates from January 2011

posted Jan 21, 2011, 8:13 AM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Feb 2, 2011, 1:40 PM ]

Happy New Year! 

The Gaiagi Driver has been updated. Here are some details:
  • Show pictures from Panoramio instead of Birds view. Go into "Config" and select to show pictures. Pictures are selected from the  area which is shown in the  upper right map. Pictures will be updated every 15 seconds. If you click on the picture a new picture will be shown. 
  • URL parameters "grange" and "gtilt" now work for the URLs specifying a tour with "from" and "to"
  • Street View refresh rate is now stored locally on the computer and will be restored when you return
  • You can now show the Sun and the atmosphere in Google Earth and have the daylight adjusted accordingly

Saving your own tours

posted Oct 23, 2010, 11:23 AM by GMaps Gaier

Now you can save your own tours in the Gaiagi Driver. Just click on "Save" in the tour interface and the tour will be saved with the name you give it.

You can find your own tours in the "Tour" menu on top of the default tours.

The tours will for now be saved on the computer in a cookie. If there is interest the tours can be saved on the server as well.

Speech input for "from" and "to" in Chrome browser

posted Oct 6, 2010, 11:23 AM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Mar 21, 2011, 12:59 PM ]

With the new "speech" input feature supported by e.g. the Google Chrome browser you just have to speak your address into the microphone after clicking the mic button. Supported by newer versions of Google Chrome for now.

Updated March 2011: You have to start Chrome version 9 and later with the option "--enable-speech-input" in the Windows or Mac OSX launcher to enable speech input

New Section added: Recommended Tours and Views

posted Oct 1, 2010, 3:10 AM by GMaps Gaier

The Tours and Views section shows recommendations from our visitors.

Recent addition was e.g. "Street View" from Antarctica.

Menus and new Tour in Rio

posted Sep 30, 2010, 12:06 PM by GMaps Gaier   [ updated Oct 1, 2010, 3:25 AM ]

Menus are now overlaying on Google Earth, Street View, etc. which reduces changes in the GUI. Menus like "Config", "Tour", ... are draggable now as well.

A new tour was added for the beach of Ipanema in Rio as Brazil now has Street View as well - enjoy the new sights and drive save ;-)

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