Self-contained engineering-class driving simulator
Ansible Motion has introduced the Theta C, a compact and self-contained cube simulator that the company says is capable of validating driver assistance and autonomous technologies in today’s vehicles. Its compact footprint and computational architecture are designed to provide a more immersive and car-like environment.
The Theta C measures 2 m x 2 m x 2 m and incorporates a panoramic projection system; detailed vehicle interior; immersion technologies for driver touch points, active steering torque and seat loading systems, foot pedal, and gear select emulation; along with a surround sound audio system. Its integrated form and internal sound isolation mean it can be used in standard office spaces.
Theta C is reportedly compatible with all leading vehicle modeling and scenario tools, including those from Dassault, MSC, AVL, Mechanical Simulation, and more. Complex traffic and actor scripting, together with sensor integration, make Theta C suited for validating scenarios for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), active safety, and autonomy, according to Ansible Motion.
Each element of the Theta C product line is scalable in terms of both hardware and software aspects to keep pace with the automotive industry’s technology progression. Theta C is part of Ansible Motion’s driving simulator range, which includes the flagship Delta dynamic simulator. The same computing and software architecture is used throughout, allowing simulation programs to be scaled between the different simulators.
The first production units of the Theta C driving simulator will be delivered to customers in Q4 2019.