All of the software elements of your simulator are controlled through SimCreator, our real-time vehicle driving simulation and modeling system. Using its graphical interface, you can configure and coordinate vehicles, driving scenarios, dynamics, environments, monitoring, and driver feedback. SimCreator’s easy-to-use, modular, scalable software makes it simple to build on your original vehicle simulation model as your research expands or changes direction.
SimCreator has two primary modules:
- Vehicle dynamics themselves are designed in the SimVehicle software, which can model a wide range of vehicle types (four-, six-, or eight-wheeled, tracked) with varying load types and sizes—even equipment malfunctions
- Simulation scenarios and environments are crafted in SimVista—which also allows for on-the-fly control of the scenario, including modifications to weather, lighting, driving, and vehicle conditions, joystick control of pedestrians and other vehicles, etc.
Depending on your research needs and vehicle simulation requirements, SimCreator and SimCreator DX can be supplemented with:
- SimObserver a video capture system that can include driver eye tracking
- SimDriver an autonomous interaction simulation software
SimCreator’s modular software smoothly integrates with other software packages and can be scaled and modified over time as your research evolves. Up to 10 driving research simulators can be networked using SimConnect, creating a rich, naturalistic environment in which many human drivers are simultaneously interacting with the same scenario.