Evolution 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.