Realtime Driving Simulation Using A Modular Modeling Methodology
The use of driving simulation in vehicle design and development is growing. For maximal benefit, vehicle models used in the driving simulator must be rapidly reconfigurable and easy to develop. To evaluate potential modeling concepts, vehicle dynamics and vehicle subsystems are developed using modular model components. These are integrated with simulator cueing subsystems, using the same modeling concepts, to build a complete driving simulator. It was found that the vehicle dynamics and the simulator could be reconfigured easily to meet user needs.