On-Road Driving Simulator

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On-Road Driving Simulators

On-Road Driving Research Simulator

On-Road Driving Simulators for Research

Realtime Technologies’  on-road simulator is a turn-key driving simulation platform that can be applied to research, training, or automotive product development programs. Our modular, scalable system design means you can build from your original simulator design, adding components and avoiding the need to replace your entire simulator as your fidelity requirements increase.

Simulator Features

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System Performance

Performance that rivals or bests other simulators on the market today is the result of Realtime Technologies’ uncompromised attention to simulation engineering details. The core simulator and visuals subsystems operate at a 60 Hz update rate, supporting smooth graphics presentation and rapid system response in complex driving environments.

Realtime Technologies driving simulators have demonstrated measured latency of less than 50 ms from step input on the host to visuals output.

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Dynamics

Fast, accurate vehicle dynamics are the cornerstone of any high-performance driving simulation platform. Realtime Technologies driving simulator comes complete with a dynamics model of your choice of compact, mid-size, full-size passenger car; sport utility passenger vehicle; van; or pickup truck. Large truck and bus models are also available upon request. All of Realtime Technologies dynamics models support accurate modeling of vehicle response to a given set of conditions.

Visuals

In a simulation, the quality of visual graphics directly affects a user’s ability to become immersed in the virtual environment. Our simulator supports visual effects such as fog, rain, dynamic shadows, headlights, deformable terrain, ambient lighting models, and pre-rendered light maps.

SimVista Scene and Scenario Control

All the tools you need to author your own simulation scenarios are available with SimVista, Realtime Technologies scene and scenario control subsystem.

The SimVista graphical user interface (GUI) gives you the power to drag and drop objects into your virtual world and to give them scripted behaviors, bringing them to life. SimVista comes complete with pallets of objects that can be placed in the scene. It also includes set of tiles that can be arranged within SimVista to make a seamless driving environment. Other objects that can be dragged off a palette and added to enhance the visual complexity of the scene include buildings, trees, parked vehicles, terrain features, signs, and construction barriers among many others.

Still more objects such as sensors, vehicles, and pedestrians can be introduced and assigned behaviors that will play out during scenario execution. With SimVista you can regulate nearly all aspects of virtual traffic, pedestrian movements and simulator operation.

Cabs

Realtime Technologies driving simulator comes complete with a modified production vehicle cab. The cab can be developed to specifications that match your budget and facilities requirements.

Typically, a production mid-size or compact passenger vehicle is modified to remove powertrain components while electronic instrumentation is added to allow communication with the simulator. The result is a real vehicle that interacts seamlessly with the simulation. Both full vehicle and front half cabs are available.

Control Loading

A high-fidelity control loading system provides feedback on the steering wheel that is directly coupled with the vehicle dynamics at 2000 Hz. Important factors such as power steering boost curves, and tire aligning torque are included in the steering model. You configure the steering feedback to represent the vehicle you’re simulating.

Display Options

The visual display configuration options on Realtime Technologies’ driving simulator are plentiful. You can make use of CRT monitors, plasma monitors, LCD, or DLP projectors in a front or rear projection configuration. Field of view, resolution, vertical and horizontal offsets, and aspect ratios can be independently configured on a per-channel basis. A typical simulator makes use of 180° forward field of view front projection with optional LCD panel rear view mirrors.

Audio

Realtime Technologies’ audio subsystem supports spatialized audio presentation. The ambient vehicle noises include engine, transmission, wind and tire noise. In addition, sounds can be localized to a specific location or object.

Motion (Optional)

Realtime Technologies’ driving simulator is motion-compatible. Both 6DOF and 3DOF low profile motion solutions can be added to your driving simulator to provide fast, smooth, and accurate motion cueing.

Realtime Technologies’ on road driving simulator leads the industry in the ease with which you can create driving environments and scenario content.

Highlights

  • Modular, scalable system design
  • Fast, accurate vehicle dynamics
  • Modified production vehicle cab included
  • Plentiful visual display configuration options
  • Spatialized audio presentation via audio subsystem

Learn more about our On-Road Driving Simulator

Realtime Technologies’ (RTI) on-road simulator is a turn-key driving simulation platform that can be applied to research, training, or automotive product development programs. Our modular, scalable system design means you can build from your original simulator design, adding components and avoiding the need to replace your entire simulator as your fidelity requirements increase.

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The realism you feel from driving in the simulator is not only from the visual systems but also from the feedback that you get from the steering wheel. The vehicle dynamics are modeled very accurately. It really does feel like it is state-of-the-art technology.

Jason Rogers, University of Florida, Computer Applications Coordinator

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