VI-grade opens DiL simulation center for NVH testing

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DiL simulation developer VI-grade has announced the opening of SimCenter Millbrook, a vehicle development and driving simulation center dedicated to NVH applications.

The facility features a new installation of the company’s STATIC NVH Simulator based on a Bentley Continental GT, completely instrumented for detailed and immersive NVH investigation.

According to the firm, this 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 along with expertise formerly from Brüel & Kjær and now part of the VI-grade family, the company claims the simulator provides excellent authenticity.

Also on-site is an example 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. Accurate vehicle sound is played through headphones or speakers, allowing drivers to experience the sound of a vehicle throughout the dynamic aspects of driving, such as changing gears and accelerating, or changing from smooth to coarse to rough road surfaces.

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