The driving simulator will be used: to design and build new eco-friendly vehicles, to develop components using innovative materials, for applications about vehicle dynamics, to optimise consumptions, to verify that the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) work properly, for applications connecting vehicles and infrastructures, and for applications of autonomous driving. Moreover, it will make sustainable motorsport possible.

The driving simulator can be used with particular focus on the performance studies of vehicles and subsystems related to:

Characterization, modeling and testing of vehicles and components before outdoor tests

  • New Material & Component Design
  • Pre-selection of vehicle set-up
  • Pre-selection of components (e.g. tires)

Modeling and testing of active controls, ADAS and automated driving

  • Ride & Handling
  • Driver feedback
  • Active Safety Systems (ADAS)
  • Tuning of control parameters
  • Test of acceptability, including ethical aspects
  • Fault injection
  • Interaction with traffic and other road users
  • Automated and Connected Vehicles

Driver characterization and modelling

  • Physical reactions
  • Physiological reactions
  • Psychological reactions