Udine, IT - 2022
Because not every car manufacturer has access to driving simulators, VI-grade has introduced their ‘SimCenters’ at locations around the globe. At these sites customers can rent time on a simulator to perform a wide range of virtual tests, including vehicle dynamics, ride & comfort, ADAS/AV, HMI and motorsports simulations – using their own vehicle models and components. The data gathered in these sessions is of immense value for the further development of the models. Next to the driving simulators, customers can also consult VI-grade’s software and hardware development engineers.
The largest VI-grade SimCenter is located in Udine, Italy. Here you find a range of VI-grade simulators, including the COMPACT, STATIC, DiM150 and DiM400 solutions. Each of these simulators use Barco F70- and F80-series single-chip DLP projectors to visualize the simulator content.
“We chose Barco as a visualization partner because they are known in the automotive industry as a leading projection solutions provider, delivering highly reliable products that ensure optimal availability of the simulators,” says Diego Minen, CTO at VI-grade. “Especially when it comes to minimizing latency, Barco projectors are second to none. Next to the excellent technical performance, Barco has an international presence and support capability, which means that we can rely on them around the globe. Barco projectors are currently part of all our simulator solutions.”
Next to the Udine SimCenter, VI-grade offers similar services to customers in Detroit, USA, Millbrook, UK and Tokyo, Japan.
2022 · Kempten, DE
The Institute for Driver Assistance and Connected Mobility (IFM) is an institution of the University of Applied Sciences Kempten (Germany). It is a method manufacturer, whose objective is to create the methods and tools for car manufacturers and their supplier to limit the number of prototypes. They focus on three main domains: ‘vehicle dynamics and controls with steering, tire and suspension application’, ‘controllability in failure cases’, and ‘ADAS/AD (Advanced Driving Assistance System / Automatic Driving)’.
2021 · Palaiseau, FR
Three Barco FL40-4K projectors form the visualization backbone for ONERA's simulator, which studies human-system interactions.
2019 · Seoul, KR
The CAE Training Center Korea is located in Seoul, near Gimpo International Airport. There, pilots are trained to fly The Boeing 737-800, Airbus 320-200, Airbus 330-200 and Cessna Citation M2. Practicing in flight simulators is an important part of their training. When CAE Korea wanted to upgrade the projectors in their flight simulators, they contacted Barco for a solution directly thanks to Barco’s reputation for reliability. Barco supplied FL35 projectors and after a trial, CAE purchased seven projectors to fully upgrade two of their flight simulators.