One of the most important needs of engineers and designers in the automotive industry has always been to be able to have reliable data available quickly and to evaluate the various variants starting from the design phase.
Today, the objective is achieved thanks to the use of Driving Simulators: the ultimate virtual design tool, allowing companies, suppliers and research institutes to bridge the gap between physical testing and simulation.
Moreover, Driving Simulators give designers and managers new, unimaginable opportunities to develop vehicles in line with contemporary trends and able to successfully solve market challenges.
Are you looking for the highest and most profitable cooperation between engineers and test drivers? We are able to offer you the best solution.
RENT SIMCENTER YANTAI TO DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS
Automotive designers do not always have access to a driving simulator to progress their design more quickly. However, access is now possible thanks to the network of VI-grade's SimCenters: a growing cluster of engineering sites located worldwide aimed at giving you access to state-of-the-art technology and expertise to shift from testing to simulation.
Applus+ IDIADA and VI-grade are happy to present SimCenter Yantai, an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center in the greater Detroit area. The virtual world of driver-in-the-loop simulation helps greatly reduce the duration and cost of vehicle development.
SimCenter Yantai features the highly acclaimed DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator characterized by a novel, 9-degrees-of-freedom motion platform. Its ability to accurately reproduceboth high frequency and large motion in longitudinal, lateral and yaw directions makes VI-grade’s DiM250 a unique engineering tool, suitable for evaluating vehicle ride and handling dynamics in the virtual world as never before.
The simulator opens up unique possibilities for virtual testing in areas such as chassis development, vehicle dynamics, ADAS, autonomous driving and Human Factor applications at a very early stage of the vehicle development process.
By exploiting the synergies between physical and virtual testing, this setup makes it possible to generate and correlate models in optimal context with the possibility of using IDIADA’s tracks, available as road data files and high-resolution graphics.
Alexandre Català, Managing Director of IDIADA China commented that “we have been contributing to the development of new mobility solutions with our continuous innovation and state-of-art technologies. The availability of optimum Driver-in-the-Loop solutions allows us to combine them with our proving ground, providing unique development methods that minimize the use of prototypes, thus, reducing the critical development path and overall costs. Regarding the advantages for clients of having a new Driving Simulator as part of IDIADA China’s facilities, Alexandre Català states that “our expertise in building complex and realistic vehicle models, the virtual representation of IDIADA test tracks and the performance of the DiM250 offers a unique solution for advanced vehicle development now in the Chinese market.”
Book a dedicated session at SimCenter Yantai! The facility is operated by Applus+ IDIADA, a global leader in vehicle dynamics engineering, as an extension of its current facilities in Santa Oliva, Spain andis optimized to meet customer demand for rapid, cost-effective development of next-generation vehicles that incorporate features such as driver assistance and autonomous operation.
TURN THE KEY OF DESIGN
Driving simulators play a crucial role in the automotive development. Motorsport teams, car manufacturers and suppliers, universities, research and development institutes are transforming their engineering an activities with driving simulators.
Immediate access to simulation tools, with support and preparation from the Applus+ IDIADA and VI-grade expert staff.
SimCenter Yantai is mostly dedicated to customers from China. Other SimCenters exist in Europe, USA and Japan.
Personalized sessions to make the best use of your time.
On-site support to help you on-the-fly.
Access several types of simulators at the facility on a pay-per-use basis.
Hold confidential meetings in dedicated rooms.
Optimize your design interacting with vehicle dynamics and motorsports experts.
SimCenter Rental helps customers bridge the gap between testing and simulation by providing flexible, direct access to a full range of driving simulators operated by software developers and experienced driving simulator engineers.