High-tech driving simulator accelerates vehicle development at Ontario university

first_img Trending Videos As vehicles become more complex, so do the tools used to develop them. At the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) in Hamilton, Ont., a new simulator has been installed to help with the creation of components and control systems.Called the STATIC Simulator, and produced by global software company VI-grade, the simulator is located in a MARC lab in McMaster University. The components and systems developed will be used for powertrain electrification, auotonomous driving systems, human-machine interfaces, and driver monitoring systems.RELATED advertisement Got Cold? GM’s got plenty at its Northern Ontario test facilityThe simulator will allow engineers to “drive” a vehicle, and their perception and inputs can be incorporated into the design process at a very early stage. Along with creating software programs, a component’s performance can be tested even before a prototype is created, known as a “drive-before-build” approach. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSElectricFlexElectric VehiclesNew Vehiclesautonomous drivingDevelopment CentreDriver Assistance PackageFlexMcMaster Universityvehicle design First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Static simulator at McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)  VI-grade center_img Using the simulator, engineers can work on such areas as ride and handling, noise and vibration, human-machine interface, and advance driver assist technologies. The simulator uses a cylindrical screen and projectors to create a realistic and immersive driver experience.“Much of our design at MARC is done virtually, so being able to test our systems on board of a vehicle allows us insights about the system’s performance that we wouldn’t have unless we prototyped them,” said Dr. Ali Emadi, professor at McMaster University. Toyota breaks ground on its high-tech Woven City PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more