The Blue Oval Office

stockcar-engineering-interview-Ford-Performance-Technical-Center.jpgStockcar Engineering paid a visit to Ford's new technical center to see how it's taking the fight to its NASCAR rivals with F1 spec technology.

At the heart of this new hi-tech engineering lead approach to racing, especially NASCAR, is a new facility in Concord, NC.  ...the Ford Performance Technical Center has been designed with with the present and future of stockcar racing at its primary purpose. ...

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...At the heart of the centre is a tool that is relatively new to NASCAR and requires people with new skills. Indeed, the skills to create and install such a technology are not even available in the USA, instead they come directly from the world of Formula 1.

Ansible Motion, a company based just down the road from the old Lotus Formula 1 R&D center in Hethel, England, was contracted to design and install a highly accurate and innovative simulator in the new facility in Concord.  Now according to Rushbrook, it is beginning to prove its worth.  "We installed it about two years ago, at that point we were totally focused on NASCAR and had not planned ahead enough to take on board what we would be doing with other things like the sportscar project and road cars or really how valuable a tool it would become.", he said. ...

Read the full article on the Stockcar Engineering Website

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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.

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