A simulator that can accurately represent the individual characteristics of a particular vehicle allows you to bridge the gap between subjective targets and objective measures. A simulator can be used as a tool to allow the vehicle to be driven with different sets of attributes implemented in the model, allowing subjective evaluation of the feel of the vehicle early in the program, before test mules or prototypes exist. This avoids the risk of unacceptable vehicle behaviour being identified later, when the engineering costs of redesign to change a fundamental parameter, such as weight distribution or torsional rigidity, may be prohibitive.
Subjectively Evaluate Design Criteria in Simulation
By testing in rFpro, very early marketing, targeting and design decisions, regarding components as fundamental as platform architectures, or as detailed as weight distribution, can be evaluated with a professional test driver, years before committing to a physical design.
Significant Cost Savings
Testing fundamental design directions with professional test drivers on an rFpro-equipped driving simulator ensures that feedback from human test drivers can be provided to the design team very early in the engineering process. This has the potential to make massive cost savings and avoid significant delays, because if feedback does not arrive until a physical prototype is driven in a traditional test environment, the cost of implementing changes can be many times the cost of those changes made as a result of testing in rFpro.