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IRTIC has designed and developed the whole system using off-the-shell components with the collaboration of the firm “Motrix: Centro de Simulación”. It represents a step forward, since it integrates a motion platform.
Description

 

The University of Valencia’s Research Institute on Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC) and the firm Motrix have developed a F1 and GT driving simulator with 333 degrees of horizontal view and a 6DOF platform that offers users a very similar feeling to that of being in a real circuit.

The system, aimed at professional and amateur drivers, represents a quality leap in relation to the simulators that already exist in the market, since it offers a realism comparable to that of real circuits but with much lower costs and risks.
The prototype of this project was presented on the occasion of the Formula One European Grand Prix in Valencia. IRTIC has designed and developed the whole system using off-the-shell components with the collaboration of the firm “Motrix: Centro de Simulación”.

This system has 6 DOF and can produce accelerations up to 0.8G. It also incorporates a cylindrical screen of 3.15 metres in diameter. This screen offers 333 degrees of horizontal view and 55 degrees of vertical view, with a surface equivalent to a 3600’’ screen, offering drivers a completely immersive sensation very similar to the feeling of being in the real circuit. The driving position is a recreation of a F1 or GT vehicle (depending on the setting), and the settings can be adjusted to different vehicle models.

The platform is actuated by electric motors and can achieve accelerations up to 0.8G, with rotational motion limits of 35º and longitudinal displacements of +-350 mm.

 

Non-UV principal researchers

Dr Marcos Fernández Marín (ARTEC)

Start date
2012 February
End date
2012 June
Partners:

MOTRIX: Centro de Simulación