At the heart of Ansible Motion's new £2m R & D facility near Norwich, is its Delta series driving simulator. This is not just a demonstrator, it is a working tool that uses simulation techniques to help automotive designers test and develop new vehicles in a virtual environment.
Delta is a 'Driver in the Loop' simulator that can be used to validate safety vehicle systems and sign off vehicle settings. In motorsport, where the company has already supplied one F1 team, it defined aero, gearbox and suspension settings as well as predicting a lap time before the physical car was ever created.
By working in a consistent virtual world, engineers can cut months from a vehicle test programme with significant cost savings from being able to test roads and weather conditions from anywhere on the planet in a laboratory setting.