Advanced simulator manufacturer Cruden used Day 2 of Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2019 to demonstrate how driver-in-the-loop (DiL) simulators can be added to existing automotive test environments and toolchains – particularly for the development and validation of ADAS and autonomous drive controllers.
Central to Cruden’s booth is its AS2 driving simulator. With an ePhyse open-architecture interface integrated with a dSPACE HiL system, ASM vehicle model, and traffic and sensor simulator software, AS2 comprises a motion-based driving simulator housed within a 200-degree, 3m-high (10ft) cylindrical projection screen.
“With our full-size simulator at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2019, we’re demonstrating our understanding of the role of the driving simulator as part of a larger development toolchain,” said Dennis Marcus, commercial manager, automotive and motorsport.
“One of the many use cases of driving simulators is the evaluation of false positives from ADAS and autonomous drive controllers,” he continued. “With a DiL simulator these false positives can be tested on human drivers in order to evaluate the impact on driver safety and comfort. Understanding the reaction of the driver in the loop is essential in determining how to deal with situations where a controller might draw the wrong conclusion.”