Hethel simulation firm aiming to steer the future of driverless cars

From its bmustard-tv.jpgase near Hethel, England, Ansible Motion constructs high-end simulators and tools for some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and motorsports firms.  Now, in keeping ahead of the curve, it has begun to examine what it might be like for a driver to become a passenger inside a driverless car.

With the race very much on to produce the first mass market self-driving vehicle, the safety aspect of the technology has become vital. Ansible Motion believes driving simulators are one of the few ways to explore the boundaries of performance and human interaction without putting lives at risk.

In a recent interview with Mustard TV, Technical Director, Kia Cammaerts, said: “There is an inexorable drive towards full autonomy that all vehicle manufacturers are adopting.  Assistive technologies, whether adaptive cruise control or quasi-autonomous driving for the more advanced systems, are seen as key [requirements] by manufacturers. They are in an race with one another to bring these products to market in a safe form.”

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The full interview can be viewed on the Mustard TV website:  Mustard TV video interview

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Founded in 2009, Ansible Motion creates and deploys technology associated with the physical and logical simulation of human-directed 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.