PROFESSIONAL STATIC/MOTION SIMULATORS AND SIMULATOR SOFTWARE, TO SUIT ALL BUDGETS, SIMULATOR TYPES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Cruden manufactures professional static and motion based driving simulators to suit all budgets and simulator types and specification, as well as software upgrades to teams with existing simulator set-ups. Our customers range from engineers progressing from running desktop vehicle and junior race team to Formula One and leading international motorsport engineering houses.

Knowing racing 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 motorsport hardware with the simulator. See our brochure for more information on racing simulators and their engineering applications, including:

Driver training; race preparation and strategy; car set-up; car and component development

 

FEATURED CONTENT

 

 

TRACKS FOR MOTORSPORT SIMULATORS

 

Cruden creates content for its motorsport simulator customers and we have a library of virtual test and race tracks from around the world. The use of full Lidar-scanned data provides the most accurate, reliable representation. We take care of the complete task – from scanning the road, through post-processing data and applying filters to building the track model. This process requires scarce and specialist know-how, all contained within our in-house team.

We can provide tracks for most circuit-based championships:

 

 

Example of a laser scanned Formula E street circuit in Cruden Panthera. Check out our You Tube channel for more examples.

 

PRODUCTS

 

Here are our standard real-time motorsport simulators. Each includes the following: professional motorsport driver interface equipment; Panthera simulator software; harness loader; high quality control loading; a purpose-designed direct drive force feedback steering system for high-speed steering wheel applications; high quality rendering and audio; content package of a skid pad and three spline tracks; integration with preferred data analysis tool.

Upgrade options are available for each simulator. They include: display/projection system upgrades; external vehicle model integration; support for LiDAR track surfaces; HRT system for HIL integration; and motion upgrades such as additional degrees of freedom (DOF) and direct drive actuators.

To request a detailed specification sheet for each product, please email Dennis Marcus

 

A Panthera simulator software upgrade for where an existing simulator, motion or static, and/or hardware already exists.

MSX CUSTOMER: PREMA RACING REQUEST SPECIFICATION SHEET

  • Cruden integrates all available team hardware, software and a vehicle model into a seamless, high performing package that progresses a gaming simulator into a realistic driving experience with high quality visuals, low latency, improved steering feedback and motion cueing

A professional static simulator with Panthera professional simulator software, for driver training.

MS1 CUSTOMER: MAHINDRA RACING REQUEST SPECIFICATION SHEET

  • Static setup with customer-supplied tub/chassis
  • 200 deg cylindrical projection screen (3 m radius) with three simulation projectors
  • Internal vehicle model supplied by Cruden

A motion simulator for driver training, race car set-up work and car development, designed for flexibility and upgrades.

REQUEST SPECIFICATION SHEET

  • 6-DOF motion system with 640 mm stroke actuators
  • High contrast visual system with 210 deg (or more) conical projection screen and three (or more) simulation projectors
  • Extra stiff dynamic platform for optimized frequency response
  • Customer-supplied tub/chassis
  • Customer-supplied third party vehicle model, integrated by Cruden, or Cruden CVSM vehicle model

 

RICHARD UHLMANN

RICHARD UHLMANN

Project Manager at Audi AG

“The driving simulator is part of the comprehensive virtual development chain that we are already using successfully to design new chassis. In the future, we want to use it to experience driving characteristics very early on, in order to make pivotal decisions about the project. That saves time and resources and makes it possible for us to influence the vehicle concept early on.”

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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