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NEW ‘DIGITAL TWIN’ OF APPLUS IDIADA PROVING GROUND SUPPORTS THE GROWING USE OF SIMULATION IN VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING. Engineering grade digital model enables the development and testing of vehicle dynamics, ADAS and autonomous systems in simulation ahead of and alongside real-world validation at the proving ground. rFpro has developed a highly accurate virtual model...
In a motorsport first, the engineering-grade virtual model includes both indoor and outdoor sections Driving simulation enables drivers and teams to optimise battery energy usage Road markings, bumps, kerbs and grids all accurately modelled to within 1mm accuracy Driving simulation specialist rFpro has created a highly accurate digital model of the London FIA Formula E...
During 2017 rFpro invested in LiDAR scanning and building accurate circuit models for all the events on the calendar. As of November 2017 seven Formula E entrants are using rFpro for their simulated vehicle development and testing. We are now starting the F-E Annual Circuit Maintenance contract to keep our customers’ investments protected against future...
The Ford Performance Technical Center have released a video showing one of their simulators, in this case being used for motorsport engineering development for their GT car programme ahead of last year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Ford-Performance-Racing-Simulator from rFpro on Vimeo.
With F1 taking to the streets of London today in Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, it reminded us of a project from 2012 when rFpro was used to evaluate the feasibility of a London Grand Prix. This video shows a lap of the suggested route. Look out for Piccadilly, the Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace and the...
This model has been rebuilt from a new LiDAR survey, with new graphics and a new TerrainServer HDSurface at 1cm resolution in x,y. Here are a couple of screen-grabs showing the new road surface and kerb details. The model is quite detailed but still manages to achieve 120fps on our reference hardware.
A shift away from ‘short-termism’ and improved simulation tools are the cause of Ferrari’s resurgence, according to the Scuderia’s former technical chief Pat Fry. Read the full article on Sky Sports
UK specialist software company rFpro is supplying simulator software to power the world’s first vehicle dynamics grade DIL simulator for a motorcycle application. The technology allows manufacturers to evaluate alternative chassis configurations using riders with different styles and ability levels in a controlled, safe environment, with unprecedented repeatability. Read the full article on Autocar Professional
Chris Hoyle talks to Leigh O’Gorman of Race Car Engineering about the benefit of rFpro in the challenging environments of Formula E. The article highlights the importance of an accurate road surface model to the Formula E race teams and its role in extracting every last joule of energy from their battery pack. For subscription...
Stuart Birch at SAE Automotive Engineering discusses the importance of accurate circuit simulation for the Formula E race series. Read the full article here
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