HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Electronic News & Comment

Video: Simulator Lets Race Drivers Feel Their Designs

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Threaded|Newest First|Oldest First
apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Simulator for Racing
apresher   5/14/2013 8:50:44 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck,  Excellent article.  It's always amazed me how simulators can create such real-world forces.  The video really shows the total amount of technology available for testing.  Very impressive.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Simulator for Racing
naperlou   5/14/2013 9:37:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, this is a good way for the vehicle manufacturers to proceed.  Of course, this is just the old aircraft simulator adapted to motor vehicle use.  Actually, in the UK at Beaulieu there is such a simulator.  I worked at Link for a few years and the six degree of freedom motion platform is well established.  By using motion and visual cues the simulator can create most sensations we might feel in a moving vehicle.  It is truly amazing. 

What the motor sports teams seem to have done is to put together a math model, or a way to develop a math model, for "testing" their designs.  This is a great application of the technology.  I assume that a convergence of the cost of the cars with the increasing ease of developing the models has made this possible at this time.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Simulator for Racing
Charles Murray   5/14/2013 7:01:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, naperlou, others have this technology. I know the University of Iowa has something similar. And I'm sure other organizations are doing this.

Debera Harward
User Rank
Silver
Re: Simulator for Racing
Debera Harward   5/14/2013 8:47:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks charles , however these days companies are using stimulators for testing the cars  by driver so that immediate change changes can be  made without proceeding forward. It saves time and cost both . However math model of the car is the most recently used which controls the streering ,Braking and the gear movement .

VadimR
User Rank
Gold
Re: Simulator for Racing
VadimR   5/15/2013 2:18:16 PM
NO RATINGS
How do I sign up to be the test driver for a sim like that?  Talk about a cool job.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Simulator for Racing
Charles Murray   5/15/2013 7:07:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Unfortunately, VadimR, the drivers who get to test on this simulator are the team drivers. If there's a line for getting in, I'll be right there with you.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
The human feel
Rob Spiegel   5/14/2013 6:58:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice story, Chuck. Nice video as well. It's good to see the Moog logo again. It's been years since I've seen it. I like this simulation. They're clearly trying to get the human feel into their new designs. I wonder, though, how close they come to simulating actual driver experience. I guess only the drivers know.

The one question it doesn't answer is how come drivers are good looking he-men and engineers are nerdy looking? 

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Quite a simulator, I would say.
William K.   5/15/2013 7:42:00 PM
NO RATINGS
A simulator that correctly interprets a proposed design and provides an accurate simulation would be very useful and quite amazing. I wonder how accurate this one really is.

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Electronic News & Comment
The data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and elsewhere have inadvertently highlighted a separate and unexpected problem: bad user interface design.
Peter Riendeau of Melexis shows how a time-of-flight sensor can be used for gesture recognition in a vehicle.
David Bottomley of Delphi Electronics demonstrates Delphi Connect, which allows do-it-yourselfers to add connectivity and onboard diagnostics to their existing vehicles.
A tiny new tire pressure monitoring package will fit inside the tire, instead of on the stem, enabling vehicles to gather more information and help set the stage for self-driving cars.
Peter Riendeau of Melexis demonstrates how a LIN data bus can be used to change the color of ambient interior lighting in a car with just the swipe of a hand.
Design News Webinar Series
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
9/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Nov 3 - 7, Engineering Principles behind Advanced User Interface Technologies
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service