Researchers target cure for car sickness

Ansible Motion’s Delta simulator has been used in a research study to investigate the root causes of car sickness, including driver/occupant discomfort and nausea.

Automotive_testing_technology-International_logoAnsible Motion, in a joint project with VU University’s Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences, TNO’s Department of Perceptual and Cognitive Systems, and Coventry University’s Centre for Mobility & Transport, developed a bespoke simulator laboratory test protocol that accurately reproduces specific movements that are known to induce feelings of car sickness in vehicle occupants.  In one part of the study, a cohort of adult volunteers underwent multiple tests with the Delta simulator that replicate the experience of repeatedly changing lanes when driving on a highway.

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What happened?

The results, when combined with other test results were remarkable, with 75% of participants experiencing varying degrees of discomfort within five minutes of beginning the experiments. More importantly, both the fraction of test subjects reporting some degree of discomfort and the severity symptoms proved directly comparable to similar studies in actual vehicles, providing assurance that such such tests can be conducted in a driving simulator lab, in advance of real-world testing.

Read the full article on Automotive Testing Technology International 

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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.