BMW Group builds new Driving Simulation Centre in Munich.

Posted on 04. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The BMW Group’s new Driving Simulation Centre
is holding figure in Munich’s Milbertshofen district. In mid-August, the
association began construction of a world’s many modernized trickery for
a make-believe of real-world pushing situations during a FIZ Research
and Innovation Centre in a north of a city. The new building
provides singular possibilities for practical contrast of modernized driving
assistance systems and innovative arrangement and control concepts. This
will, above all, strengthen a growth imagination of a BMW Group
in a margin of unconstrained driving. A singular underline of a facility
is a high-fidelity simulator, in that longitudinal, cross and
rotational movements of a car can be represented simultaneously
and therefore really realistically. This allows a BMW engineers to
“bring a highway into a lab,” in sequence to control studies usually as if
they were holding place in real-world highway traffic. For a initial time,
civic pushing situations – that paint a sold plea in
a context of unconstrained pushing – can now also be reproduced
realistically, permitting car responses to be constantly enhanced.

New Driving Simulation Centre is an critical member of the
FIZ Future masterplan.
Automated pushing is one of
a categorical record areas that a BMW Group has designated as being
of executive significance in a NUMBER ONE NEXT corporate strategy.
These areas are also addressed to a poignant grade by the
enlargement of growth ability during a FIZ. Construction of a new
Driving Simulation Centre is partial of a FIZ Future masterplan, which
calls for a BMW Group’s executive growth trickery to grow by some
50 percent by several stages adult to 2050. The substructure mill for
a initial proviso was laid in autumn 2017 and now a start of work on
a new Driving Simulation Centre outlines a serve theatre in the
project. It is being built in a executive area between a Projekthaus
and a Aerodynamic Test Centre. Covering a sum building area of 11,400
block metres, a trickery will contain 14 simulators and usability
labs contracting 157 people. BMW Group Research is formulation to start
work here in 2020. The investment in a new Driving Simulation Centre
is estimated during around 100 million euros.

Several decades of knowledge in a margin of driving
Advanced pushing simulators have turn an
indispensable tool, generally for a growth and contrast of
pushing assistance systems and arrangement and control concepts. They
concede a functionality and bearing for patron use of new
systems to be tested in fact while still during a really early theatre of
development. The pushing simulator serves as a couple between the
organic contrast of sold hardware and program components on
a one palm and highway contrast with finish systems on a other. The
BMW Group has many years of knowledge in regulating such facilities. Back
in a early 1990s, immobile pushing simulators were employed in the
growth of BMW cars. In sequence to indication what happens on a highway in
even larger detail, a BMW Group has also operated a energetic driving
simulator given 2006. In a face of rising final on a ability of
these facilities, a serve energetic pushing simulator was commissioned in
a BMW Group Research and Technology House in Garching in 2016.

High-dynamic and high-fidelity simulators for automated
pushing functions.
At a heart of a new Driving
Simulation Centre are dual innovative pushing simulators specifically
designed to accommodate mandate for contrast frequency formidable automated
pushing systems. The new high-dynamic simulator is means to generate
longitudinal and cross acceleration army of adult to 1.0 g. It is
used to exam new systems and functions by replicating frequency dynamic
escaped manoeuvres, full braking and tough acceleration. An extremely
minute digest of real-world pushing characteristics is provided
by a second unit, a high-fidelity simulator: braking and
accelerating while cornering, pushing in roundabouts and fast series
of mixed turn-off manoeuvres can be reproduced with high precision
in this simulator’s roughly 400-square-metre suit area. This means
that, for a initial time, formidable civic pushing situations – which
benefaction a quite far-reaching operation of hurdles for programmed driving
systems – can now be replicated underneath laboratory conditions.

The systems to be tested are propitious in a car image trustworthy to
a height inside a architecture of a pushing simulator. Mounted on an
electromechanical hexapod system, a architecture can be changed both
longitudinally and transversely by an electric expostulate while also being
turned. In sequence to give a drivers a picturesque manifest knowledge of
a unnatural pushing situation, a architecture housing a image is
versed with a projection screen. Precise synchronisation of the
projected pushing images with a movements of a car creates a
frequency picturesque notice of a unnatural pushing situation, in
that a manifest impressions of what is function on a highway and the
longitudinal, cross and straight acceleration army behaving on
a exam chairman combine to emanate an roughly flawless altogether dynamic
impression. The practical exam expostulate unfolding is finished by a sound
make-believe that is also matched precisely to a conditions portrayed.

In this way, it is probable to emanate exam conditions that until now
could usually be gifted with genuine vehicles on a road. When seeking
to optimise innovative systems, laboratory contrast also has the
advantage that comparison pushing situations can be steady as mostly as
required. This significantly increases a outcome of a results.
Furthermore, a pushing simulator creates it probable to act out test
scenarios that start usually frequency or underneath surprising resources in
genuine life, or that would engage risks and so could not be created
for exam functions in a real-world pushing environment. Conversely,
commentary achieved in a march of real-world highway contrast can be
checked and certified in picturesque laboratory simulation.

New Driving Simulation Centre enables some-more accurate and
fit contrast of formidable systems.
The new Driving
Simulation Centre is therefore ideally placed to accommodate a ever greater
mandate outset from a flourishing complexity of systems for
programmed driving. In future, it will concede opposite driving
situations to be reproduced in significantly larger numbers and in
some-more minute form. Individual aspects of a sold unfolding can be
sundry and total freely. This means, for example, that the
pattern of a new pushing assistance complement can be tested under
opposite conditions during an early theatre in sequence to find a ideal
change between a energetic and comfort-oriented form before the
initial highway exam has taken place. New arrangement and control systems can
also be tested in a far-reaching accumulation of situations in sequence to analyse the
risk of a motorist being dreaming or a outcome of visible, audible
or haptic signals.

In sequence to settle both a organic trustworthiness of new systems
and their usability, a practical exam drives in a new Driving
Simulation Centre will be conducted not usually by a development
engineers and veteran exam drivers, though also by business on a
unchanging basis. Analysis of their pushing poise in a simulator
and their possess successive comment yield critical commentary for the
growth routine as it progresses. This means that, prolonged before the
initial mile of tangible highway pushing has been performed, a new Driving
Simulation Centre is means to prove clearly how good a new system
will mount adult to a bland existence of a vehicle’s life on a road.

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