AVSimulation is both a simulator manufacturer and a software publisher. This unique positioning in the market gives our customers an undeniable competitive advantage. It is therefore natural that they address our teams when it comes to accompanying them in their decision, the formation of their teams, the maintenance of their means or the development of 3D environments… Over the past 30 years we have developed a very wide range of services and rather than explaining what we could do, we have chosen to show you what we have already done.
In the sections below, take the time to appreciate the philosophy of the Services team, realize what we can do for you and feel free to contact us. Whether we designed your simulator or not, whether you use SCANeR software or not… Be sure that we have already answered the questions you are asking yourself and the challenges you face.
AVSimulation is a software company but also a simulator manufacturer. We have built, designed and delivered more than 80 simulators since 2000 and than 2 000 SCANeR licenses are used daily at more than 150 customers.
Over the past thirty years we’ve had the opportunity to develop a unique expertise around simulators and simulation softwares. Whether it’s integrating simulation into an already existing development process, or developing the dynamics of a simulator, or simply training people or enriching 3D environments. Our clients regularly ask us to guide and advise them.
In the slides that follows we explain our approach and show you a number of our achievements. Confirming the wide range of services we have available and hopefully encourage you to contact us.
The experience we have gained allows us to identify 3 major phases during which customers call on our teams.
In the Advise phase, customers want expert advice, set up a study to decide (or not) to start the simulation, confirm a software strategy, set goals and the best way to achieve them. For example: Do you need a general simulator or several highly specialized simulators? from how long my simulation means will be profitable. What KPI should be implemented? It also categorizes all prototyping operations that allow you to risk an option, as well as all definitions of software, hardware or IT architect.
In the Build phase we find all services related to design, construction or development. Here the palette is very wide has it can be used to design an API to interface with a specific hardware, integrate the simulation software into an existing workflow, design mechanical, electrical, electronic interfaces… 1/2
In the Operate section we bring together all the services that have featured the exploitation of software and simulators. For example, we classify here the services in which our teams operate on behalf of the client the means of simulation. In this context they are responsible for the agenda, the preparation of trials and experiments, the collection and formatting of the data. More classically it also covers all software or hardware maintenance, technical support, update deployments and end-of-life management of a simulator.
The rest of this page is divided into the three phases in question. In addition, in each slide you will find, at the top right, a cursor that will allow you to quickly identify the phase in which we intervened: Advise, Build or Operate 2/2
Because we are a software publisher and this is the method we use internally, regardless of the project, hardware or software, we offer an Agile approach. This approach allows us to use the right resources at the right time in front of the right people. This method is best suited to projects that require flexibility because everything is never written in the specifications or because they can evolve along the way.
For example, if we are in the specification phase the AVS interlocutor is then one of our architects. They are employees who have a great deal of experience and they are expensive resources because not only are they able to design an architecture (material or software) but they are also multidisciplinary: mechanical, electronic, enslavement, software… Simulation software and simulators are complex because they involve very different trades and expertise. 1/2
In the design phase, our architects will involve our experts in translating the proposed architecture into a design that can be achieved in a given time and cost. In front of the design phase, your main interlocutor is one of our experts. The AVS architect in charge of your project only intervenes to validate an option or confirm the passage of a particular milestone.
The design completed and accepted, we enter the Sprint phase. The people who intervene then are Domain Experts. Typically they are engineers specializing in development, mechanics, electronics… At each sprint end, the client knows exactly where the project is and can intervene if changes are to be taken into account.Once the Release stage has passed, the project goes into the “training and delivery” phase. The interlocutor is no longer the same and the latter ensures that the user of the hardware or software is trained and 100% autonomous. 2/2
The KEX project, is a project for which we did not built the simulator. That said, our experts intervened during the reception phase of the simulator. The very end of the Build phase and our engineers have taken over part of the IT architecture, they have intervened on the visual and sound aspects of the simulator. These are essential because they can effectively lure the driver. Finally, most of the intervention involved developing the motion cueing of the simulator. Typically, using feedback from professional pilots, the entire simulator dynamics have been adjusted so that the driving experience is very close to what is experienced in real life.
Even if we have not built your simulator we can accompany you: audit, certification, change of simulation software, mechanical upgrade, maintenance…
In this example, we are in the Operate phase. We provide the resources to fully operate the simulation platform. For example, one of our teams is in charge of the scenarios. Then we provide engineers who are modeling specialists and who create the digital twin of the vehicle that will be used in the simulation or simulations. Then an engineer is in charge of creating the test plans and finally different operators are in charge of the proper execution of the tests on the means on which they are assigned. It should be noted that regardless of the form factor of the simulator: Driver simulator, simulator in the cloud or on the workstation, we have the resources to keep you focused on your core business.
Experience shows that our customers’ requests are really very varied and represent a real palette. In addition, these requests are accompanied by a wide variety of operating methods: means commitment, subscription, commitment of results, package, on-site…
Over time we have learned and are now able to answer to all these requests in all ways. Don’t hesitate to challenge us.
Before we discover the different services we’ve already implemented with our customers it’s useful to remember the following points :
- AVS it’s 30 years of experience in software publishing, simulators and services. The field of simulation is very special. It requires very specific expertise and not everyone on the market has such experiences.
- No matter what phase you are in (Advise, Build or Operate) we have the services and the people to accompany you.
- Our approach is unique because we are not a service company but a software company and simulator manufacturer. Our multidisciplinary and experienced resources are unique.
- Whatever your need and the way of engagement you want to implement we will be able to adapt to your constraints.
- Be sure that we have already faced the challenges you are facing.
Below are the three sections : Advise, Build and Operate. Each phase contains a set of use cases or solutions that we’ve already implemented with customers. If you want want to learn more, please contact us and let us know about your project.
In the Advise phase, customers want expert advice, set up a study to decide whether or not to start the simulation, confirm a software strategy, set goals and the best way to achieve them. For example: Do you need a general simulator or several highly specialized simulators? from how long my simulation means will be profitable. What LKPI should be implemented? It also categorizes all prototyping operations that allow you to risk an option, as well as all definitions of software, hardware or IT architect. For the rest, don’t hesitate, contact us directly.
In the Build phase we find all services related to design, construction or development. A very wide range because it can be to design an API to interface with a specific hardware, integrate the simulation software into an existing workflow, design mechanical, electrical, electronic interfaces… For the rest, don’t hesitate, contact us directly.
In the Operate section we bring together all the services that have features the exploitation of software and simulators; The services in which our teams operate on behalf of the customer the means of simulation. In this context they are responsible for the agenda, the preparation of trials and experiments, the collection and formatting of the data. More classically it also covers all software or hardware maintenance, technical support, update deployments and end-of-life management of a simulator. For the rest, don’t hesitate, contact us directly.