Will better driving simulators lead to better cars? - evo Connectivity

will better driving simulators lead to better carsOne UK-based company thinks it can aid future car development with advanced simulation technology

How do we make better cars? In the future, the answer could be to make better driving simulators. For Ansible Motion, based at the Hethel Engineering Centre, a stone’s throw from Lotus in Norfolk, that driving simulator already exists.

will better driving simulators lead to better carsThe company claims its simulator is not just more advanced than existing alternatives, but more compact, more dynamic and more adaptable, too. The result is the degree to which Ansible says its ‘engineering class’ simulator matches the motion of actual cars. It offers driving simulation in the truest sense of the word, replicating the real world as accurately as possible yet ensuring controlled conditions for repeatable, scientific testing.

In theory, the new hardware also solves a fundamental problem of existing simulators. Most systems currently on the market use a ‘hexapod’ setup. This positions the driver’s pod high in the air on six sturdy hydraulic or electric rams.

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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.