Driver-in-the-loop testing for vehicle and mobility technologies, systems and designs – in ADAS, autonomous driving, vehicle dynamics, ride & comfort, HMI and NVH

Cruden manufactures professional static and motion-based driving simulators to suit all budgets and simulator types and specification. Our customers range from engineers progressing from running desktop vehicle simulation, to first tier suppliers and small automotive departments up to OEMs specifying large R&D capital investment simulator projects requiring significant customization.

Knowing vehicle simulator applications through and through, we have the necessary understanding of vehicle dynamics, vehicle modeling, image generation, content and design process and the integration of the car components with the real interface of actual vehicles. See our brochure for more information on driving simulators and their automotive engineering applications, including:

Vehicle dynamics; autonomous driving; ride & comfort; driver training; HMI; ADAS; autonomous driving; NVH; audio; driver behaviour research.

 

PRODUCTS

Here are our three standard real-time vehicle simulators for automotive development. All of our automotive simulators include the following: Professional automotive driver interface equipment (where preferred over customer’s own hardware); Panthera simulator software suite; high quality control loading; a purpose-designed direct drive force feedback steering system for high-speed steering wheel applications; extremely accurate and realistic driver feedback due to industry-leading low latency and high frequency response; high quality rendering and audio; content package of endless highway, proving ground skid pan and mountain driving route.

Upgrade options are available for each simulator. They include: display/projection system upgrades; chassis mock-up integration; HRT system for HIL integration; Interchangeable Driver Cell, for quickly swapping mock-ups between sessions; external vehicle model integration; additional DOF – lateral or yaw and/or larger motion systems.

 

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OUR THREE REAL-TIME SIMULATORS FOR AUTOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT

 

A compact driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulator for departmental use where footprint and budget are limited, either with or without motion. Ideal for driver observation work in HMI, ADAS & AV concept development.

AS1 CUSTOMER: UT-AUSTIN

REQUEST SPECIFICATION SHEET

  • Static or 6-DOF motion system with 400 mm stroke actuators
  • 3 x 42″ onboard screen
  • Standard dynamic frame with mounting profile structures
  • Standard automotive driver interface hardware
  • Internal vehicle model supplied by Cruden

An engineering-focussed DIL motion simulator for vehicle dynamics testing, integrated with the customer’s own CAE modelling tools.

AS2 CUSTOMER: Hyundai MOBIS

REQUEST SPECIFICATION SHEET

  • 6-DOF motion system with 640 mm stroke actuators
  • 210 deg conical projection screen with three  projectors
  • Dynamic frame with chassis mock-ups
  • Customer-supplied automotive driver interface hardware
  • Integration of customer-supplied/third party vehicle model

The ultimate complete DIL vehicle simulator offering the highest possible level of immersion. Suitable for multiple applications: vehicle dynamics, ADAS and HMI testing.

REQUEST SPECIFICATION SHEET

 

  • 6-DOF (or more) motion system with 640 mm (or larger) stroke actuators
  • High contrast and high resolution visual system with 210 deg (or more) conical projection screen and simulation projectors
  • Extra stiff dynamic platform for optimized frequency response
  • Customer-supplied automotive driver interface (and mock-up) hardware
  • Customer-supplied/third party vehicle model

 

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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See our brochures for more information on driving simulators and their automotive engineering applications, as well as our Panthera simulator software.

 

 

 

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