Although cars have become increasingly quiet in recent years, ground-vehicle simulation company Ansible Motion emphasises the importance of sound for accurate driver feedback and has been working with Harman to ensure realistic reactions and more accurate vehicle development. PSNEurope talks with Ansible Motion’s Kia Cammaerts and Harman’s Matt Fisch to find out more.
Today, simulation is widely used as a tool within the automotive industry for developing new road-car technology. It’s both a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of trialling new products before prototyping. Yet the effectiveness of a driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulator is dependent on its ability to create an accurate response within the driver, who has to believe that he or she is driving a real car and react accordingly in order to give insightful feedback during development.