UK-based Ansible Motion, an advanced automotive simulation tech provider has revealed the details of its production Delta series S3 Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulator. The company says it is the most sophisticated, high-performance, dynamic driving simulator to date, which satisfies a growing demand for high-fidelity, high-dynamic, human-centric vehicle simulations in both road and motorsport applications.
The simulator is designed and manufactured in-house in Norfolk, England, Ansible Motion’s all-new AML SMS2 Stratiform Motion System is at the heart of the Delta S3’s dynamic capabilities, which it says delivers a best-in-class and refined physical experience. The Delta S3’s scalable architecture means that it can be built and delivered in multiple size options, making it ideal for a broad range of automotive product development use cases such as expert driver assessments, chassis dynamics, powertrain driveability, ADAS and active safety function calibration, V2X studies and HMI design evaluations.
Interestingly, Ansible Motion has already received confirmed sales from BMW, Honda R&D and Deakin University in Australia. The company says drawing on feedback from its growing customer base of some of the leading global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and more than a decade of simulator development in the field, has helped define the performance improvements in this latest DIL simulator product.
. . . Kia Cammaerts, director, Ansible Motion said,
Our new Delta series S3 addresses a requirement from both OEMs and Tier 1 for a highly capable and versatile driving simulator – a single virtual environment that delivers everything needed to convincingly engage real people with the automotive product development process, early and often, sometimes well before prototype vehicles exist. We have always focused on achieving high-dynamic and high-fidelity motion for all six degrees of freedom that define a vehicle’s movement. The new Delta series S3 simulator expands on this in all areas, ensuring it’s a dependable tool that meets the demands necessary to validate future automotive technologies.
The announcement of the new Delta S3 simulator follows a period of sustained growth for the Norfolk-based specialist. To cater for the increased demand for driving simulators, fueled by the increasing complexity of vehicles as well as the restrictions on travel during the pandemic, Ansible Motion has grown its in-house software, mechanical and electrical design, and manufacturing teams, and expanded its facility to produce its newest simulators in quantity. Ansible Motion recently received The Queen's Award for Enterprise for demonstrating impressive growth in overseas profits and significant year-on-year sales growth over the past three years of operations.
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