Could you ever do without a torque wrench to tighten wheels nuts or a computer to download the data recorded? Obviously not. Today the simulator is an essential tool exactly like a flat patch for setup or a damper machine.
The evolution of motorsport, from the 1990s to the present day, has shown that the driving simulator is a key component for cars and driver’s development. For these reasons we have created AVEHIL (Advanced Vehicle Engineering Human In the Loop). The ever-increasing limitations of private tests in each racing category has required the use of driving simulators for the development of set up, cars and driver’s driving techniques. In fact, AVEHIL allows you to go far beyond the exercise of memorization of a racetrack.
Thanks to the training programs it offers, it allows drives to assimilate and improve the driving techniques for the specific car they will have to drive.
AVEHIL is indispensable to prepare, for example, the kart drivers who must face the debut in single seater.
It is devoted to training drivers during their racing season and in their crucial category changes. It prepares them to manage the change that can involve the transition from a Tatuus chassis to a Dallara, rather than from Hankook to Pirelli tires.
In AVEHIL laboratory track technicians and engineers improve the synergy with its drivers. Thanks to a continuous work then, they can optimize the mathematical model of the car, so that the correlation with reality allows to hypothesize and validate setup changes.
AVEHIL’s architecture also allows the “hardware in the loop” test: thanks to the CAN-bus line it is possible to connect control units and expansions of the real car directly to the simulator in order
to be able to test, develop and validate them.
We design and build the AVEHIL simulators in all their parts: concept, software and hardware.
We NEVER assemble third-party components thus we never accept technical compromises that limit the customization of our simulators.
To virtualize a car, it is necessary to start from the real one.
Therefor we first physically measure the car, then we instrument it and finally we analyze its dynamic performance and its behavior on the track.
AVEHIL has been designed considering team’s needs; restriction of costs of the final product is crucial in its design. AVEHIL costs 20-50% less than its competitors on the market.
The hexapod is a parallel machine ideal for reproducing the motion of an airplane, but not for replicating the “non-linear” dynamics of a car, hence we have designed a motion structure capable to overcome the limits that the hexapod likeabove all: cyber sickness.
The AVEHIL staff comes from motorsport as technicians / managers engaged in teams in the most prestigious categories, F 1 included. We are a racing team and we know the needs of racing teams. On this basis we have developed every aspect of AVEHIL.
Chassis, steering wheel, pedals, dashboards (i.e. the interface between driver and vehicle) are always real and not reproductions.
Our proprietary graphic system TSS (True Sight System), is based on the construction of a cylindrical image projected on a screen whose dimensions and curvature characteristics maintain the proportion of the objects allowing the correct relationship between space and time and a consistent perception of speed.
In the “Driver R&D” program we measure also the drivers’ bio-signals on the track through a special t-shirt. This information allows us to recreate an equal level of stress during simulator training sessions.
AVEHIL architecture allows the “hardware in the loop” test. That is, thanks to the CAN-bus line, it is possible to connect control units and expansions of the real car directly to the simulator to be able to test, develop and validate them.