• The Vehicle Dynamics Simulator Laboratory was added to the Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in September 2019. It consists of two simulators – Dynamic Simulator and Compact Simulator
     
  • It is the first of its kind in North America to offer nine directions of movement to replicate the inputs a human body normally receives when driving
     
  • The simulators are capable of supporting:
    • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
    • Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    • Driver Distraction
    • Vehicle Dynamics – ride and handling
    • Control System Design and Verification – Hardware in the Loop (HIL), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
       
  • By using driving simulators, the driver is immersed into a virtual environment where they are able to assess the ride and handling of a vehicle, perform tests on sensor technology for ADAS applications, evaluate different HMI configurations, assess driver distraction and evaluate powertrain engine performance combined with HIL
     
  • The simulator sits on a three-micron cushion of air, which floats the entire four-tonne apparatus above the floor like a hovercraft or air hockey puck, allowing for seamless movements via the massive electric actuators
     
  • Initially the lab will focus on Chassis Vehicle Dynamics
     
  • The driving simulators do not require a prototype build, leading to reduced product development times and project validation costs
     
  • Project investment of $10.1M CAD

Stellantis
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the brands with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders, as well as the communities in which it operates. 

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