Automotive simulators

Driving simulators provides the link between the driver and simulation models. According to OKTAL, the design of a simulator meets the requirements and architectural applications while preserving the necessary immersive qualities to the driver.

Common to all our simulators is a homogenous design that takes into account the eligibility criteria to reduce simulator sickness.

Years of experience and many international references have led to the development of a range of turnkey driving simulators.

Compact Simulator - 3 screens
Options and Characteristics of the Compact Simulator
  • Easy to transport
  • Realistic driving compartment
  • 3 screen display
  • Real steering wheel with force-feedback
  • Cost-efficient
  • Optional Motion System

Compact simulator

The Compact Simulator was conceived in order to provide the driver with a realistic driving interface and a large field of vision at a low cost. Its compact format makes it easily transportable between several sites. This simulator is equipped with features including 3 16/9 LCD screens, a manual or automatic gearbox, a handbrake and real steering wheel with force-feedback. It can also be equipped with a 3 to 6 DDL motion system as an option. It is particularly valued by Universities, training institutes and the engineering and research sectors, which use it as a driver training simulator.
Compact Simulator - 3 screens
Compact Simulator - 4 screens
Premium Simulator with motion
Options and Characteristics of the Premium Simulator
  • Easy to install and use
  • Driver’s compartment from real vehicle
  • 3 screen display
  • Real steering-wheel with force-feedback
  • Optional Motion System

Premium Simulator

The Premium simulator is a simulator that regroups several key driving components, such as the dashboard and ergonomic driver’s compartment thanks to the use of elements from real vehicles. These elements are fundamental to the study of human factor research or advanced training. The Premium Simulator includes 3 screens and can be equipped with a motion system, vibrating chair or eye-tracking capability. It is used for Human-Machine interface (HMI), headlight design, “Steer-by-Wire” technology development, driver assistance systems, HIL and SIL systems, Energy-efficient driving or Emergency vehicle driving.
Driving view of a premium simulator
Premium Simulator - Courtesy of Renault
Highly immersive full scale simulator
Options and Characteristics of the Full Scale Simulator
  • Complete Vehicle with all components
  • Real Dashboard
  • Large Field of Vision
  • 3 to 6 DDL Motion Platform
  • Precise Vehicle Model Dynamics
  • High degree of Immersion

Full Scale Simulator

The Full-Scale Simulator is aimed at clients requiring a real driving cabin. From any model of car or truck, Oktal delivers a driving simulator incorporating the teal driving cabin of the vehicle in order to offer the driver the most realistic of driving environments. The real vehicle is fixed on a 3 to 6 DDL motion platform and makes use of a display system of 1 to 8 channels for complete immersion. Customizable with a series of available options in accordance with the client’s requirements, this “real cabin” simulator is used in the field of Human Factor research, Ergonomics Studies and advanced research projects, studies on Dynamic Vehicle Handling and studies of “Human and Hardware in Loop”( HHIL).
Full scale simulator - Courtesy of Michelin
Full scale simulator with motion - Courtesy of Michelin Full scale simulator with motion system
Advanced Simulator
Options and Characteristics of the Advanced Simulator
  • Complete vehicle with all equipment
  • Dome with visual field of up to 360°
  • Motion Platform of 6 to 9 DDL
  • Movement restitution at scale 1
  • Total Immersion

Advanced Simulator

The Advanced simulator is OKTAL’s most immersive simulator. It encompasses the entirety of a real vehicle, from its driving compartment to its instrumentation. Positioned inside a dome and fitted with a cutting-edge visual system offering up to a 360° view and a motion platform providing 6 to 9 DDL, the Advanced Simulator is the most immersive simulation solution available. Customizable according to the client’s needs, this high-performance simulator is designed specifically as a research and engineering tool, making OKTAL the world leader in driving simulators of this type.
Cabin view of an advanced simulator
Steering-wheel with force-feedback
Options and Characteristics of Simulator Components
  • Steering-wheel with force-feedback
  • Gear box connected to clutch
  • Pedals with force-feedback
  • Sound System
  • Vibration system

Automobile Driving Simulator components

OKTAL driving simulators are equipped with high-quality components certified as compatible with SCANeR™ which can be ordered separately; they are aimed at integrators and users wishing to take charge personally of the material integration of their simulator. OKTAL can this provide: force-feedback steering wheels, including heavy torque models for trucks and buses; automatic and manual gear-boxes at 6 or 8 speed connected to the clutch, pedals with force-feedback ( clutch, brake) including the effects resulting from ABS; a calibrated system of sound restitution or vibration systems.
Gear box