On March 30th, Deakin University officially launched Australia's most advanced $9 million driving simulator designed to provide advanced research and innovation opportunities for mobility technologies and industry sectors.
Deakin's Genesis simulator is the only one of its type in Australia and the only one in the world located in a university. It offers an immersive simulation experience via a 360-degree, five-metre-high screen and variable virtual worlds.
High-fidelity graphics, sound, movement and experience work together to create driving simulations that are as real as possible.
Victorian Minister for Higher Education, Training and Skills and Agriculture Gayle Tierney officially launched Deakin's Genesis simulator at an industry showcase event at Waurn Ponds campus.
Deakin's Pro Vice-Chancellor for Defence Technologies, and Director of the Institute for Intelligent
Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Professor Saeid Nahavandi, said the Genesis Simulator would
lead ground-breaking research and innovation partnerships with companies and industry bodies across
the automotive, emergency services, transport and health sectors.
Opportunities for advanced research and innovation with our new Genesis simulator include improving
driver safety and training, automotive testing and design, fast-tracking transport prototyping, self-
driving, and autonomous mobility research.
Deakin's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Alfred Deakin Professor, Julie Owens, said IISRI has a strong research, innovation and commercialisation track record, including more than 500 strategic partnerships with businesses, industry and government agencies around the world.
automotive, emergency services, transport and health sectors.
IISRI has more than 15-years' experience in motion simulation research and houses Australia's biggest multi-disciplinary team of world-class mobility researchers and PhD students. Deakin is excited to launch our new Genesis simulator to support the next wave of new industry partnerships, research and innovation.
The Genesis Simulator was created by UK company Ansible Motion.