In September 2007, the ROBOTIKER research centre, specialised in integrating new technologies for Original Equipment Manufacturers in the Basque country, chose to equip its simulation platform with SCANeR II software from OKTAL.
This platform is dedicated to developing ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) for improving road safety and driver comfort.
The aim for ROBOTIKER was to carry out Hardware « In The Loop « tests (complete loop) on different peripherical equipment that could be used inside a vehicle to improve its comfort.
SCANeR II software is used with SCANeR API under NI labVIEW for making the interfacing easier on the driving commands and on the driving assistance systems.
A projected image in front of the driving console enables the driving environment to be visualised.
This software solution enabled the customer to be easily interfaced with the NI labVIEW software liable to pilot any sort of communication equipment (telephone and satellite). The realistic rendering of the traffic and vehicle behaviour in SCANeR made it possible for ROBOTIKER research centre to test and improve its complete feedback loop before making their first prototype.
For theCTAG (Automobile Technological Centre Galice) in Vigo (Spain), Oktal managed the prime contractorship in providing a complete car driving simulator. Included was a dynamic motion platform upon which a dome containing aCitroën C5 was installed.
The CTAGneeded an immersive car driving simulator for research (ergonomics, security, assistance with control, …) meaning a realistic reproduction of driving conditions.
The 6 DoF motion platform (hexapod) offers a maximum payload of 4 000Kg.
The dome5m of diameter contains a 180° cylindrical projection screen with 3 top-of-the-range projectors (warping and blending) and is closed forbetter sound and light conditions.
The simulator is designed to accommodate for all saloon cars (from the Smart car to the Mercedes class S) and in such a way that the embarked vehicle can be easily replaced and driven again. For this,only a few parts need to be dismantled, these parts can be put back on later (exhaust pipe, tank, steering). The vehicle is fixed on the hexapod by means of attachment points on the suspension axle.
Two research simulators on a dynamic platform were provided for the ETAS
The ETAS is the DGA organisation in charge of armoured vehicle definition and certification. It wanted to equip itself with a highly realistic simulation method to carry out research on future armoured vehicle definition and ergonomics.
The main features of SISPEO are the following:
2 cabs on a dynamic 6-axis platform with a maximal weight of 1800Kg.
Reconfigurable interior for each cab (seats, touch screen, episcope, steering wheel, pedals).