Humans, simulators and the six degrees of motion

automotive-worldEvolution in Driver-in-the-Loop simulation has recently seen it positioned at the forefront of vehicle development programmes.

Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulation has long been trumpeted as an effective tool for vehicle and component development but it is fair to say that drivers' and engineers' experiences have , to date, been mixed.  

Motion sickness and Simulator Adaptation Syndrome (SAS) certainly create a less than satisfactory experience and can lead to a general distrust of DIL technologies.  In some OEM facilities, costly simulators lay idle. Now, a very different , emergent approach to DIL simulation , with more emphasis on the human element, is attracting enough of a following that DIL is being positioned at the forefront of vehicle development programmes.  



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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.

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