“Physical and Psychological fidelity in a contained price”

Based on 20 years of experience in the design, production and maintenance of compact to large simulators on all continents, AVSimulation launched a new simulator: SimPULSE. The SimPULSE simulator is designed for research on the driver and passengers’ behaviour, and for the development of tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Making a full profit of the technological leaps introduced by the larger SimELITE simulators, AVSimulation aims at the best performance-to-cost ratio. The range of uses is more focused on the drivers’ immersion and their behaviour.

  • Evaluation of the drivers and passengers interfaces with autonomous vehicles,
  • Design and evaluation of tomorrow’s driving assistance systems,
  • Optimisation of the comfort for autonomous drives

Discover below the SimPULSE presentation : 

The immersion of the drivers is assured by a preserved driver’s experience. Walking through the automated access ramp, the driver reachs the dome hosting the full cockpit for an unbiased psychological fidelity. The cockpit is designed to be ready for additional measurement tools. Note that the selection of the vehicle is not final, and AVSimulation integrates the same kit of components into other car models on request.

AVSimulation can also provide an optional cockpit exchange system for fast swaps between the cockpit in operation and others being prepared for the next experiments. When the driver is seated in the car, the 360° visual system surrounds the vehicle and covers the whole field of view. AVSimulation selected projectors of the latest generation providing a fine angular resolution to read clear traffic signs, and a high display frequency of 120 Hz. The architecture of the simulator ensures that the visual system follows the car cockpit in all situations, so the driver never sees the borders of the screen. It is also critical that the best level of immersion is kept.The impressive motion system reacts to the controls input of SCANeR studio.

These high definition moves are using the optimized structure of the simulator for ultra-low latency. This solution enables the rendering of long accelerations for a natural drive by everyday drivers. The maximum accelerations of 5m.s-² opens the possibilities of coverage for the majority of driving manoeuvres, when the increased maximum speeds of 5 m.s-1 makes it possible to stand these accelerations. The rail system is used by the cueing algorithm to render longer accelerations for coherent cues and an accurate rendering.

This simulator is built around the requirements of user centred experiments, where the keys are the quality of immersion, the final cost and the everyday efficiency.

All of this simulator outlines are not defined in details, contact us to share your impressions about this new product. Our engineers need your valuable inputs.



Human behaviour Driver strategies, awareness and distraction, physiology, clinical studies
HMI design Assessment of the quality of HMIs
AV & ADAS Evaluation and testing of ADAS when driving
Driving cockpit Perceived quality of the cockpit: distribution of components, reachability
Vehicle Body interior visibility (driver and passengers), vehicle ingress & egress
Infrastructure planning and safety  
Vehicle dynamics White body, drive train and braking, suspensions, steering, mass distribution, aerodynamics, motorsport
Ride and comfort NVH
Powertrain & efficiency Hybrid / electrical / combustion engines strategies
Headlights Standard lamps, AFS, pixel lighting