Cruden is installing nine new driving simulators to support the engineering and development of automated driving systems at a global OEM. The order is for nine driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulators with BMW Group.

The new simulators will occupy an entire floor at BMW Group’s new FIZ Driving Simulator Centre, located at the heart of its development facility in Munich. The simulators will support and strengthen the virtual testing of a variety of car functions ranging from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) to HMI concepts and driving dynamics, using large numbers of human test participants, in virtual driving conditions that are safe, repeatable and reduce environmental impact.

The Cruden order compromises 3-DOF, 6-DOF and 7-DOF motion-based systems, the latter a Cruden 6-DOF system in combination with a yaw table. Cruden’s open-architecture flexible and configurable high-fidelity hardware platforms will seamlessly integrate with BMW’s own engineering tools and offer full chassis mock-up integration as well as a chassis exchange system. The simulators will feature the highest levels of immersion thanks to innovative motion concepts and the latest high-end LED panel visual technology.