Location : Munich, Germany

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has acquired a new AS2 simulator.

This simulator boasts 6 Degrees-of-Freedom and features 640 mm stroke actuators. The vehicle dynamics are based on Cruden’s Panthera Reference Vehicle Model (PVRM), which has been integrated by SUMO (Simulation of Urban MObility), a traffic simulation package. The motion platform is a refurbished Moog motion platform that has been upgraded with a new motion controller from Vectioneer bv. 

The display is provided by three projectors and a conical screen at 210 degrees, allowing the passenger to be immersed in the vehicle.

“Commissioned by the Research Group on Automated Traffic of the University’s Chair of Traffic Engineering and Control, the Cruden AS2 simulator will be used initially for research into lane-free traffic concepts with connected autonomous vehicles.”