Why simulation is an ever-evolving battleground
The development of simulation to become an all-encompassing development tool has been gradual - but Ansible Motion has been ahead of the curve from the start. Autosport headed to Hethel to find out just what that means
In these times of great uncertainty in motorsport, efficiency is king. The swathe of race cancellations means teams don't have the chance to test new parts on track every other weekend, so all the work to prove new design concepts and test reliability of components will instead be done virtually, through simulation.
But we're not talking about the standard home simulators that drivers may be using to stay sharp while waiting for their next turn in the real thing. Simulators capable of making accurate vehicle-dynamics calculations in real time are precious commodities and, as the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has acknowledged by embarking upon a major simulator upgrade at its Hinwil base, imperative for any high-performance automotive or motorsport firm aspiring to be successful in the 2020s.
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