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 MILLBROOK 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.
SimCenter Millbrook features a new installation of a STATIC NVH Simulator based on a Bentley Continental GT full vehicle, completely instrumented for detailed and immersive NVH investigation. The STATIC NVH Simulator creates an interactive driving experience of a vehicle’s interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), bringing sound and vibration data into the real world, so it can be experienced by engineers and test drivers. Leveraging NVH Simulator and Software technology and expertise formerly from Brüel & Kjær and now part of the VI-grade family, the STATIC NVH simulator provides great authenticity, displaying the track in front of the vehicle that is equipped with headphones, speakers and shakers.
Also onsite is an exemplar of VI-grade’s DESKTOP NVH Simulator, equipped with a steering wheel and pedals so that drivers can interact with the vehicle and experience its sound in real-time. Highly accurate vehicle sound is played through headphones or speakers, allowing drivers to experience the sound of a vehicle throughout all of the dynamic aspects of driving, like changing gears and accelerating, or changing from smooth to coarse to rough road surfaces. This immersive context for sound evaluations helps engineers and non-experts select appropriate sounds and compare alternative designs.
Software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop capabilities enable integration with other vehicle systems, such as vehicle performance models and active sound design solutions.
Book a dedicated session at SimCenter Millbrook! Our technical experts are available to welcome all customers who wish to directly experience the advantages of this technology.
TURN THE KEY OF DESIGN
Driving simulators play a crucial role in the automotive development. 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 VI-grade expert staff.
SimCenter Millbrook is mostly dedicated to NVH customers and applications. Other SimCenters dedicated to other applications (like ride&handling, ADAS and Motorsports) exist in Europe and North America. Additional SimCenters will be added in the near future.
Personalized sessions to make the best use of your time.
On-site support to help you on-the-fly.
Access seversl types of simulators at the facility on a pay-per-use basis.
Hold confidential meetings in dedicated rooms.
Optimize your design interacting with NVH and acoustics 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.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF SIMCENTER MILLBROOK
You can virtually visit SimCenter Millbrook (located in Bedford, UK), featuring an exemplar of our DESKTOP NVH SIMULATOR and an exemplar of our STATIC NVH Simulator, viewing the video trailer below.