HIGHLY IMMERSIVE AND EFFECTIVE SIMULATORS AND SOFTWARE

Cruden is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of professional open architecture driving simulators for the automotive, motorsport, marine and motorcycle industries. We supply flexible, durable, high performing real-time simulators and their modular components: hardware, software, vehicle models, content and visual systems. 

Our driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulators and Panthera Software Suite are designed to slot into customers’ existing tool chains so their engineers can be up and running quickly with a future-proof system that does not tie them to any one supplier. Having recognized the potential of engineering simulators to save time and money through DIL testing since the 1990s, we have installed over 100 driving simulators globally and gained a firm reputation as a trustworthy simulator expert.

 

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GIL DE FERRAN

GIL DE FERRAN

Indianapolis 500 winner, Indy car champion and consultant to HPD (Honda Performance Development)

“Because [setup] changes can be done so quickly, the simulator allows you to run through many more [chassis geometry and track condition] changes than you could perform with an actual race car. It also allows you to perform experiments that would be completely impractical – or highly expensive – on an actual race car.”

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GUILLAUME CAPIETTO

GUILLAUME CAPIETTO

Technical Director, Prema Racing

“Our previous simulator wasn’t realistic enough to be used for car development or setup optimisation and was not really open to development by our own engineers. Adding Panthera gives us better platform cueing to improve driver immersion; better performing and more efficient image rendering and a higher display frequency; better control of steering force feedback and belt-tensioner cueing; more realistic car and tyre models; and better correlation between simulation and real-driving.”

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LEWIS BUTLER

LEWIS BUTLER

Technical Director at Mahindra Racing

“A professional simulator is needed to ensure that our energy strategies are correct and that our drivers are familiar with all the controls procedures and options before we get to the track. After researching all options, we concluded that a Cruden simulator will provide the best balance between cost and technical benefit. It’s important that we are be able to integrate the simulator with our existing vehicle model. Cruden is a skilled system integrator with a detailed understanding of racing operations which gives us a great deal of confidence.” 

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MARIAN GÖLLNER

MARIAN GÖLLNER

Research Assistant at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

“The development cycle of any mechatronic component consists of three main stages: model-in-the-loop, software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop. For us, there was a gap because the driver is not involved in any of these three stages. To do this we purchased a Cruden DIL simulator, which is now the fourth and final stage of our simulation cycle.”

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JAY R GROMASKI

JAY R GROMASKI

Senior Manager of Autonomous Test & Simulation Development at Mobis.

“We selected Cruden as a full system integrator of the simulation environment and due to the company’s proper management of the simulator latency effect and quality of customer service.”

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JONATHAN NICOLS

JONATHAN NICOLS

Lead Systems Engineer at Artemis Technologies.

“The simulator will enable Artemis Technologies to make design direction decisions much earlier. We learn too much too late, only discovering whether the offline engineering has been successful once we get the boat in the water.”

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AXEL NIKLASSON

AXEL NIKLASSON

Student driver from Chalmers Automotive Simulator Technology Education Research (CASTER)

“It is so easy to change the setup in the simulator. It allows us to get a first glimpse of how the cars’ mechanical grip changes with different setups. Usually we do ten minute stints with quick setup changes and as a driver it’s great to feel the immediate effect of a change, rather than having to wait for the mechanics.”

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PROFESSOR JUNMIN WANG

PROFESSOR JUNMIN WANG

Director, Mobility Systems Laboratory at UT-Austin

“The Cruden system affords us the luxury of testing and validating autonomous vehicle control systems exclusively or as part of a wider scope of research where human behaviours and interactions with these systems are repeatedly monitored and observed in real time. The flexibility and ease at which the hardware and software works together enables us to conduct repeatable and measurable research on accurate representations of the vehicles, the prevailing driving environment and numerous scenarios in which a driver may encounter.”

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Welcome to Cruden’s no-cost, license-free version of its Panthera simulation software. Users can run simulations, modify and expand vehicle models, add interfaces to hardware and use custom cars and tracks.

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