Simulator cuts development miles

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Dynisma Motion Generation systems offer latency below 5ms and high bandwidth for highly realistic simulation

Dynisma believes manufacturers can reduce real driving hours and cut development time with advanced simulation technology

UK-based motion simulator technology company Dynisma has developed the DMG-1 and lightweight DMG-1 Carbon advanced driving simulators. Collectively referred to as Dynisma Motion Generators (DMGs), the new products offer a new approach to motion simulation and have been designed for those who want to optimise driver and car performance as well as for advanced vehicle development and testing.

The breadth of capability of the DMG-1 and DMG-1C driving simulators, has been developed by a team of engineers with more than two decades of experience in Formula One driving simulation. The advanced technology allows OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to conduct advanced tests such as those for ride comfort, handling and tyre development in a virtual environment where previously they could only be accurately developed on the road. They also give the ability to carry out complex and extreme vehicle dynamics and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems) testing in complete safety.

On-Road Development Reduction

Saving development miles and reducing the number of hand-built prototypes by using the ultra-realistic DMG-1 can dramatically reduce costs for automotive manufacturers, decrease the environmental impact of testing and the associated travel, as well as potentially shortening the time it takes to bring new vehicles to market.

According to Ashley Warne, CEO at Dynisma, the company’s mission is to create the world’s most immersive simulators and widen the available access to the best high-fidelity, responsive motion generators that drivers and engineers could want. Dynisma’s advanced DMG-1 technology offers a good system for a range of specific requirements that have been identified across many forms of motorsports, automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive industry.

“We know that our motion generators can have a dramatic uplift in the performance of any driver or team, as well as playing a key role in making vehicle development testing far more efficient. The global automotive industry currently spends £7 billion per year on prototype builds and those cars can individually rack up over half a million miles. The DMG-1 systems can reduce the cost, carbon impact and time it takes to test vehicles, as well as allowing engineers to conduct testing in a confidential and 100% safe virtual environment.”

DMG technology

For the DMG-1 simulator, Dynisma has employed the same precise design and engineering process that led to the creation of its first custom-built motion simulator for a Formula One team. Developed and built by a team of engineers committed to ground-breaking systems in motion generation, the Dynisma DMG-1C delivers the lowest latency (sub 4ms) and highest bandwidth (>55hz in all 6 degrees of freedom) of any other simulator currently available, according to the company.

Lower latency ensures the driver is able to react faster to events such as oversteer, and the system’s high bandwidth facilitates motion cueing not normally possible in conventional motion platforms. With this level of mechanical engineering and technology, the DMG-1 accurately transfers a higher level of information to the driver, providing a far more realistic and heightened responsive driving experience.

Dynisma’s ‘Direct Drive’ technology reduces friction to imperceptible levels, eliminating backlash and inertia, delivering an immediate and dynamic sensory experience. DMG-1 transmits information in the rawest possible form direct to the driver’s vestibular system.

The DMG-1 and lightweight carbon composite DMG-1C are both available as turn-key products or customised to exact requirements, with the possibility to integrate any type of chassis in current production or prototypes for both motorsport or automotive applications.

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