The automotive industry is constantly evolving, with the application of new technologies to enhance the user experience. One of these innovations is the driving simulator, which perfects and helps to implement tools for training under safe conditions, dangerous situations or very difficult to replicate them in real life.
The main function is to be a first approximation to what can be faced on the road, and try to simulate different conditions that could occur at the time of being behind the wheel.
One of the companies developing software on this matter is UK-based Ansible Motion, an automotive simulation technology provider, which has revealed details about its Delta S3 series Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) production simulator.
The company says it is the most sophisticated, high-performance dynamic driving simulator to date, meeting the growing demand in vehicles. It is human-centered in both on-road and motorsports applications.
The scalable architecture of the Delta S3 means it can be built and delivered at multiple size options, making it ideal for a wide range of automotive product development use cases, such as expert driver evaluations, chassis dynamics, powertrain drivability, and calibration of active safety features.
The simulator is capable of 360-degree rotations, and an engineered set of linear rails, scalable from 4 to 10 meters in length, enables sustained, independent roll and surge motions, for more immersive and representative experiences for maneuvers such as aggressive lane changes and autonomous parking.
Through the Delta S3’s patented motion control system, testers can experience the full range of vehicle behaviors, from low dynamics to high dynamics with smooth, nuanced motion. This is a key aspect when drivers want to participate on virtual test drives so they can safely and efficiently evaluate vehicles.
Kia Cammaerts, Director of Ansible Motion, noted that the new Delta S3 simulation series answers a requirement from both OEMs and Tier 1 for a highly capable and versatile driving simulator.
“We offer a unique virtual environment that presents everything needed to convincingly engage people with the automotive product and development process, long before vehicle prototypes exist,” he said.
Cammaerts noted that the company has focused its efforts on achieving high-fidelity motion and dynamics for the six degrees of freedom that define a vehicle’s motion. “The new Delta S3 series simulator extends this in all areas, ensuring it is a reliable tool that meets the demands needed to validate future automotive technologies.”
Ansible Motion reported that already the new simulator has been acquired by major brands such as BMW and Hyundai, as well as Deakin University in Australia.
Written by I Jhonattan González