The New Dynamic Driving Simulator at DLR

The DLR Institute of Transportation Systems is conducting research in driver’s behavior and interaction with advanced and future driver assistant systems. It has recently built up a large motion based simulator to be able to simulate driving situations and new assistance functions with a very high degree of realism. This paper will describe in detail the requirements and design ideas of the new simulator and it will show some first impressions of the simulator in operation. The simulator is a motion based system with a high quality large field of view projection system and carries a full vehicle cabin. An innovative hexapod design with the hydraulic cylinders hinged at the upper rim of the projection system delivers a very large motion envelope within only six meters ceiling height. Another benefit of the novel design is that the rotation point is lying in a plane below the actuator hinges, which promises a big advantage for tilt coordination. The simulator is drive by a real passenger car, a VW Golf. This increases the driver’s impression of reality dramatically. All driver control inputs are available vial the vehicles bus-systems plus special sensors. A high quality steering force simulation enhances the controllability of the simulator.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Advanced Driving Simulator

    University of Iowa, 2401 Oakdale Boulevard
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242-5003
  • Authors:
    • Suikat, Reiner
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Driving Simulation Conference, North America 2005

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2009 2:30PM