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Comprehensive automobile research and development simulator

Define/develop an innovative driving simulation product for
automotive r & d (vehicle design to human factors). This new
tool based on current virtual reality/simulation techniques
will make european car manufacturers more competitive.

1. Project Objectives: The project aims at the definition and development of an innovative driving simulation product for automotive research and development, from vehicle design to human factors. Numerous driving simulators have been developed in the field of automotive R &D since the 1980's. From the technological point of view, these systems are often replications of training simulators and they fall short of expections in terms of the versatility required for a research tool. The partners will pool their experience in the different fields of simulation technology to enhance existing systems in order to provide an open simulation architecture. This effort will be based on the most recent progress made in computer technology, optics and kinaesthetic systems. The goal of this project is to provide the European car industry with an innovative tool, based on the most recent developments in the fields of virtual reality and simulation. This comprehensive modular design and testing simulation tool will allow European car manufacturers to carry out more competitive R & D as well as reduce design cost and lead times. A major innovation in the CARDS simulator architecture consists of using a head-mounted display, allowing reduced on-board inertia, thus adapted to motion rendering - and providing unlimited driver view. 2. Fields of Application: The flexibility of the proposed simulator architecture allows its use as a tool for a wide number of applications in the automobile industry field. The digital representation of cockpit elements (dashboard, windshield, frame, etc.) as well as the easy implementation of drive aid systems and corresponding vehicle dynamics model allows efficient postural (comfort) and cognitive (man-machine interface, navigation, etc.) ergonomic design and testing. Engineering development and testing can be carried out efficiently through design simulation and tuning (automated brakes, suspension, etc.), simulating realistic driving conditions in extreme or dangerous situations. Human factor experimentation is facilitated by the integration of various simulation and human performance data in corresponding scenario control and monitoring tools. Driver safety analysis (driver vigilance, accident reproduction) may only be safely and thoroughly held in simulated conditions, provided that the necessary flexibility and driving realism are available. The simulator also provides a safe environment for pharmacology studies (effects of drugs on driving) as well as medical rehabilitation programmes. Nike Air Jordan 1 Retrovar nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
CARDS
Project ID: 
1 924
Start date: 
01-05-1998
Project Duration: 
55months
Project costs: 
4 100 000.00€
Technological Area: 
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.