Phil Morse explains how Driver-in-the-Loop simulators have evolved into serious engineering tools.
Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulation has long been regarded as an effective tool for vehicle and component development but it's fair to say that not all engineers have embraced the virtual world. For example, those who have experienced motion sickness and the phenomenon called simulator adaptation syndrome (SAS) may harbour a general distrust of DIL technologies.
Now, a very different, emergent approach to DIL simulation, with more emphasis on the human element is starting to attract enough of a following that DIL simulation is earning a trusted position as a vehicle development tool.
Read the article in the Vehicle Electronics Magazine June issue, and scroll to page 18.