Gaming technologies are actively used inautomotive industry. One of the most obvious examples of the use of the achievements of the gaming industry is the introduction of game elements in driver training and testing cars in a virtual space. The next system, called by engineers an ideal driving simulator, was developed in the bowels of Volvo Cars and is designed to test various modes of car operation, including full autonomous driving.
The device consists of several elements. This is a movable driver's seat, a tactile feedback steering wheel and a virtual reality headset for the most realistic image. The 3D images were created using the developments of the Unity game engine and experts from the Varjo mixed reality company. The image is broadcast to the Varjo XR-1 Developer Edition virtual reality headset.
Another element of the simulator isdevelopment of the Belarusian company Teslasuit - a suit with vibration feedback Teslasuit (not associated with Elon Musk's company). The integration of software and hardware provides ample opportunities for carrying out various tests that simulate the movement of a real car on a real track, while maintaining complete safety of the driver.
Using obtained from simulator testsdata, Volvo engineers will be able to create and improve safety systems and develop an autopilot system for cars. Developers will be able to create a huge number of scenarios as close as possible to real-life situations on the road with the help of "one press of a button", which will provide ideal conditions for designing the cars of the future.
It is noteworthy that Volvo engineers voluntarilyintroduced a maximum speed limit for new cars at around 180 km / h, and also provided drivers, using the Care Key system, with the ability to independently lower the maximum speed limit even below the established limit. Already next year, Volvo cars will have internal cameras monitoring the degree of fatigue and adequacy of drivers. This will make it possible to make forced stops of cars driven by a drunk driver or when he is excessively tired.