Continental is investing in a state-of-the-art dynamic driving simulator in order to develop its premium tires for the original equipment business even more efficiently, sustainably, and precisely in line with customer requirements in the future. The high-tech installation from manufacturer Ansible Motion will go into operation in mid-2022 at Continental’s largest European tire test center, the Contidrom in Wietze near Hanover. It is a Driver-in-the-loop simulator (DIL) that calculates exact driving dynamics parameters of the tires and those of the respective test vehicle. Thanks to its high mobility, the simulator can provide Continental’s professional test drivers with subjective driving impressions, just like tire tests on the test track. Test drivers can experience new tire developments in the most diverse virtual test scenarios and driving situations.
Source: Automotive World