McLaren MTS Simulator
A proven McLaren dynamic motion platform and exclusive low-latency sensory cueing package combine to generate an exceptionally high-fidelity driving simulation (click for video).

Midas Atlas Software
McLaren MIDAS and Atlas software provides state-of-the-art simulation definition, execution and analysis capabilities.

MTS VDS Lab
The resulting high-fidelity driver-in-the-loop simulation and feedback provides designers with early, deep insight into handling issues and the impact of design changes, minimizing validation-stage rework and accelerating overall vehicle development.

Introducing the MTS Vehicle Dynamics Simulator

Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2017 in Stuttgart served as the backdrop for the anticipated launch of the MTS Vehicle Dynamics Simulator (VDS). The VDS is a next-generation driving simulator designed by McLaren Applied Technologies to provide automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and motorsports teams a revolutionary tool for transforming vehicle development processes in the face of evolving vehicle complexity and an increasingly competitive market.

Born of Formula 1 vehicle modeling, development and simulation innovation, the VDS employs a “driver-in-the-loop” approach that allows engineers to gain subjective evaluations of component and full-vehicle performance well in advance of the availability of physical prototypes.

The VDS combines a proven McLaren dynamic motion platform and control algorithms with an rFpro virtual environment to immerse test drivers in an exceptionally low-latency driving experience. A Concurrent iHawk™ computing platform orchestrates the real-time synchronization of vehicle and terrain models with the 6DOF motion platform and virtual environment, enabling conceptual vehicle designs to be “driven” through a diverse array of adaptable scenarios. McLaren MIDAS and Atlas software provides state-of-the-art simulation definition, execution and analysis capabilities.

The resulting high-fidelity driver-in-the-loop simulation and feedback provides designers with early, deep insight into handling issues and the impact of design changes, minimizing validation-stage rework and accelerating overall vehicle development.

The VDS offers other advantages over conventional driving simulators. Its compact, all-electric motion platform makes it easy to deploy in existing facilities. Also, the VDS is designed to integrate seamlessly with advanced mechanical Hardware-in-the-Loop (mHIL) technology, and is adaptable for evaluating a wide variety of emerging automotive technologies, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

State-of-the-art Driver-In-the-Loop (DIL) Simulation:
•  Safely acquire valuable driver feedback on component, subsystem and 
   chassis performance earlier in development
•  Efficiently model, develop and evaluate chassis control schemes
•  Accelerate and improve vehicle model correlation

System Features:
•  Proven, force-controlled, all-electric dynamic motion platform design with
   optional interchangeable cockpit
•  Exclusive low-latency sensory cueing package, featuring McLaren motion
   algorithms, rFpro driving environment and Concurrent multi-core real-time
   processing
•  Fully integrated hardware & software solution, featuring McLaren MIDAS
   test and data management software and ATLAS data analysis software
•  Compatible with MTS mechanical Hardware-in-the-Loop (mHIL) technology
•  Adaptable for Software-in-the-Loop (SIL), Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), 
   Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving
   (AD) testing
•  CE Compliant

Experience the future of automotive development: Contact Patrick Lane-Nott today for more information and to book your VDS demonstration at the McLaren Technology Centre.

Patrick Lane-Nott
Market Development Manager
MTS Systems, Ltd.

Mobile: +44 (0)7976 792 932
Tel: +44 (0)1483 446 501
Email: patrick.lane-nott@mts.com

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