Marburg, Oct 7th, 2015 – VI-grade today announced that Volvo Car Corporation completed the installation of the revolutionary motion platform named DiM® (Driver-in-Motion). The new dynamic platform for the driving simulator has been installed as a turn-key solution at the Volvo Car Corporation site in Torslanda, Sweden and will be used for testing and optimizing the handling and ride behavior of new vehicles as well as to test new control algorithms for active safety.
The 9 degrees-of-freedom DiM® platform has been designed in order to take full advantage of VI-MotionCueing as well as of all other software technology developed by VI-grade and its partners. The DiM® concept enables the extension of the motion envelope and the separation of low and high frequency contributions, which makes this type of motion platform unique and suitable for both vehicle dynamics and ride studies.
“The DiM complements our tool chain and allows us to physically experience our simulation models using human test drivers” says Carl Sandberg, Vehicle Dynamics Concept Engineer at Volvo Car Corporation. “The simulator emphasizes the human centric approach Volvo is known for, allowing driving dynamics and active safety systems to be experienced in a realistic environment right from the start of the development process.”
“We are extremely happy to report this commercial success at Volvo Car Corporation”, said Guido Bairati, Sales Director, VI-grade. “Together with our sales representative in Sweden CAE Value, with technical partner Saginomiya and other technology vendors like Concurrent, Sim.Co.VR, Barco, VIRES and Imtec we have installed this complex vehicle simulator as a turn-key solution at the Volvo premises. Volvo officially adds today to the growing list of customers that chose to believe in the superior value of our technology.”
For additional information on how Volvo Car Corporation uses VI-grade’s DiM technology, please check the paper presented by Carl Sandberg at the 2015 VI-grade Users Conference available at this link (login required for download)
To view a YouTube video of DiM installed at Volvo, click here.
DiM, the family of turn-key, yet open driving simulation solutions from VI-grade, provides automotive engineers with a complete set of innovative, integrated driving simulators for a new generation approach to system-level simulation, allowing companies to bridge the gap between testing and simulation.
The dynamic configuration provides motion feedback to the driver thanks to an innovative nine-degrees-of-freedom moving platform with reduced overall dimensions and large travels. The new machine architecture is called Driver in Motion (DiM) and its kinematics has been designed, for the first time in history of motion platforms, for implementing in the best possible way the motion cueing technology that has been developed and tested by VI-grade.
Saginomiya is the leading provider of automatic controls and test systems in Japan as and is very highly reputed throughout the world for the quality of its products. Saginomiya started developing, manufacturing and selling test systems in 1964, expanding in several business fields such as civil engineering and construction, industrial machinery, railway services, power generation, aviation and automotive. Saginomiya’s “Dynamic Servo” has been developed as the ideal test systems utilizing state-of-the-art core technologies such as electric and hydraulic hybrids as well as a next-generation simulator. Saginomiya is highly committed to serve the needs of the most technically advanced customers in the global market. For further information, click here.
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