Engineers are turning to simulation technology from Ansible Motion to prevent sickness caused during travel in autonomous vehicles.
“Our own simulation methodology, by default, inserts a layer of controllable sensory content – for motion, vision, haptic feedback, and so on,” technical liaison, Phil Morse explained.
Normally there are no modifications made to this ‘layer’ of the simulation, but one way of studying motion sickness is figuring out how to induce it deliberately, by tweaking the simulator’s settings.
“This can be a useful way to explore human sensitivities while people are engaged in different tasks inside a car. And then the understanding of these sensitivities can wrap back around and inform the real vehicle design.”
Ansible Motion’s driving simulator enables designers to test different components and conditions such as the shape of the windows and the vibrations from different road surfaces to see the effects on motion sickness.
September 7, 2016