AIM mod­u­lar mock­up for large ve­hi­cles

Modular mockup in the Virtual Reality Lab
Mod­u­lar mock­up in the Vir­tu­al Re­al­i­ty Lab
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Modular mockup in the Virtual Reality Lab

De­pend­ing on re­quire­ments, the mock­up can be in­te­grat­ed in­to DLR's var­i­ous lab­o­ra­to­ry en­vi­ron­ments, such as the Vir­tu­al Re­al­i­ty Lab (with its 360-de­gree all-round pro­jec­tion) or the dy­nam­ic driv­ing sim­u­la­tor.

It is important to bear in mind the person behind the wheel when developing large road and rail vehicles. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute of Transportation Systems has created a simulation environment for this purpose; it is part of its Application Platform for Intelligent Mobility (AIM). The modular mockup enables a realistic replication of the environment occupied by drivers of large vehicles – driver's cabs of large vehicles such as trams, lorries and buses can be installed. As a result, researchers are able to study the functional, design and operational requirements that need to be met for large vehicles. The people-focused development process provides drivers with the best possible support. Depending on requirements, the modular mockup can be integrated into DLR's various laboratory environments, such as the Virtual Reality Lab (with its 360-degree projection) or the dynamic driving simulator.

  • Volker Speelmann
    Head of Re­search In­fras­truc­tures
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4103
    Fax: +49 2203 601 4115
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
  • Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig

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