30 May '12, 5am

Saginomiya Seisakusho Driving simulation vehicle testing system reproduces movement on a real vehicle « Akihabara News

Saginomiya is developing a vehicle testing system that combines an actual vehicle with computer simulation. “Broadly speaking, we’re using two types of test system. On the right is a driving simulator, which is for sensory evaluation, basically evaluating how the steering feels to the driver. For example, it can be used for tuning the suspension or the steering ECU.” This simulator calculates the vehicle’s motion based on how the car is driven, and it reproduces the vehicle’s behavior in real time, using a six-axis motion table. By relating actual component testing to the test driving of the model vehicle, components can be designed more fully before the vehicle is completed. This helps to reduce the time and cost required for development. “The system on the left has a vibration system installed. Actuators on the rack end reproduce road reaction and kick-back in real time,...

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