Human Factors Testing of Vehicle Active Safety Systems Using Driver-in-the-Loop Simulations

institution-of-mechanical-engineers.jpgHuman factors Testing active safety systems for vehicles using driver-in-the-loop simulations makes for faster and more cost-effective development programmes


As automotive technology becomes more intricate, vehicle developers face ever greater challenges in managing testing and development in the real world. In recent years, driver-in-the-loop simulators have emerged as an important tool to help carmakers in facing up to this challenge.

autonomous-vehicle-testing-in-the-simulator.jpgA range of systems by companies such as Ansible Motion, Wirth, Multimatic and rFpro are increasingly being used by OEMs and tier-one suppliers as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of testing products before prototyping. Vehicle simulators have changed beyond recognition in recent times, with developments in responsiveness and graphics, as well as improvements in vehicle and road surface modelling fidelity. So today’s driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulators are potentially much more powerful and useful tools.

Read the full article on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers website

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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 (