Electric and autonomous driving boosting simulator demand

ansible motion simulatorEver wondered how regenerative braking in hybrid and electric cars is calibrated by engineers? Or how the changeover from AI to human drivers will be validated in the future? These and many other vehicle development conundrums are being solved by technology developed by a company based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK.  Ansible Motion already counts major North American and Japanese OEMs among a client base that also includes the added glamour of a raft of Formula One teams.

Ansible Motion was formed to provide state-of-the-art Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulators that addressed the weakness of existing hexapod-based simulators that have existed since the 1940s. In the words of company founder Kia Cammaerts, "Hexapods have fundamental limitations in automotive use...you run out of motion space very quickly and the working motion space of a hexapod is typically 10-20% of its maximum motion." 

With these known limitations, Ansible Motion worked on a clean-sheet design of a DIL simulator from first principals, one that would connect human drivers to immersive technologies.

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About Ansible Motion

Founded in 2009, Ansible Motion creates and deploys technology associated with the physical and logical simulation of human-experienced vehicles. We offer a range of automotive Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulators featuring advanced computational and mechanical performance capabilities, and industry-unique motion and immersion solutions that create compelling virtual worlds for drivers and product development engineers.

Ansible Motion DIL simulators are used by automotive and research organisations around the globe to place real people into direct contact with imagined vehicles, on-board systems and situations. Our DIL simulators are designed, built and developed at our factory and R&D Centre in Hethel, England.

In 2022 we were acquired by AB Dynamics plc (www.abdplc.com).