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, by a professional test driver, on an rFpro driving simulator, very early in the engineering process, ensures that the feedback from human test drivers can be fed back into the design team, with the potential for making massive costs savings and avoiding significant delays. If this feedback does not arrive until the first prototype can be driven in a traditional test environment the cost of implementing changes can be many multiple of the cost of those changes made as a result of testing in rFpro.