Location : Chalon-sur-Saône, France
“This simulator platform consists of one car seat, pedals and steering-wheel mounted on 4 D-BOX actuators.
It was designed to operate with the Oculus Rift CV1 Head-Mounted Display (HMD) for the visual and sound rendering.
The D-BOX actuators system allows the platform a small liberty of movements in order to make the user feel the road (turn, speed bump etc.), but specially they are fast enough to generate vibrations to simulate the road contact (frequency range 0-100Hz).
This simulator is running thanks to three computers: one to manage the platform, the second to handle the visual rendering on the HMD and the last, the master, to manage the two others and handle the simulation, scenario, etc. The visual refresh rate was clocked to 75Hz for the software.”
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