Following the announcement that Continental has invested in Ansible Motion’s latest D3 simulator, Tire Technology International spoke to Holger Lange, head of passenger tire development for Continental’s original equipment business, about what the new equipment means for the manufacturer and how it will shape the company’s tire development processes going forward.
How do you see virtual tire development evolving?
Virtual tire development in general is gaining momentum. At Continental, we want to actively shape the virtual development process in the automotive industry and in the tire sector as well.
What types of tire performance characteristics and design elements or variables will you be able to test on the D3 simulator?
In principle, we are planning to use the simulator for various road surfaces in all driving scenarios. However, …
Source: Tire Technology International