Darmstadt (Germany), June 10th, 2020 – VI-grade today announced that the Automotive Engineering and Design center of University of Brescia, Italy adopted the COMPACT Simulator designed by VI-grade. The new simulator, fully equipped with VI-grade dedicated software as well as with shaker active components for an enhanced driver feeling, has been installed at the university premises in Brescia, Italy.
The COMPACT Simulator is the entry-level solution in the range of driving simulators provided by VI-grade. It features a driver’s seat, a fully adjustable steering wheel, dashboard, pedals, gear stick and screens and it can be placed directly in an engineering office. It is the perfect solution for those companies that want to start using a Driving Simulator to boost simulation activities and to test models in real-time, whilst getting a subjective feeling on the results.
“We have completed the installation of the COMPACT Simulator from VI-grade, in the frame of our industrial research activities within the automotive field here at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering” said Prof. Marco Gadola, head of the Automotive Group at the University of Brescia. “We are very proud to be the very first Italian University to feature such an advanced R&D tool and to offer specific education focused on professional driving simulation to Automotive Engineering students. The cooperation we established with VI-grade is fostering our research on vehicle dynamics, system integration for innovative powertrains, driver-vehicle interaction, and sustainable mobility in general”.
“We are delighted to report the installation of our COMPACT Simulator at University of Brescia”, said Alessio Lombardi, Sales Director, South Europe and UK, VI-grade. “We are happy of having the chance to leverage our professional driving simulator solutions at this important Automotive Engineering and Design Center in Brescia, which is situated right between Milan and Verona in northern Italy and is the second automotive district in the country in terms of industrial output, also known for the world-famous Mille Miglia event dedicated to vintage cars. We are looking forward to witnessing and facilitating all applications of our COMPACT Simulator as important tool for research and development activities for the industry and as precious device for educational purposes.”
About VI-grade’s COMPACT Simulator
The COMPACT Simulator from VI-gradeis the ideal tool for automotive OEMs that wish to use a desktop technology to prepare models to be used for a more advanced simulator (both STATIC and DYNAMIC) and that need to quickly test specific components. The COMPACT Simulator is also an ideal solution for Tier 1 suppliers who need to make sure that their components will work well when included into a more complex vehicle model. This kind of simulator can also be used by universities and research centers, for example to develop and test dedicated control algorithms, as well to expose their students to driving simulator technologies. The COMPACT Simulator is equipped with the exact same software installed on STATIC and DiM simulators from VI-grade: this makes it very easy to upgrade from a COMPACT Simulator to a more advanced simulator, leveraging previous investments and experiences. Accessory technologies like VI-BioTelemetry, VI-ActiveSeat and VI-ActiveBelts are also fully compatible with the COMPACT Simulator from VI-grade.