Driving Simulation Services

Early system tests and evaluations increase your competitiveness, secure your investments and support your funding activities. With its wide experience in automotive related simulations, fka SV offers you simulation support and solutions from vehicle dynamic simulations over ADAS function and sensor simulations up to complete driving simulator studies in fka's static and dynamic driving simulators globally. Our simulation solutions build the perfect basis to create a realistic depiction of the real world in a virtual environment and to generate easy and safe close to the real world outputs like statistics over driver distractions, floating car data, labeled images as well as sensor signals. Hence, it can also be used to train, e. g. your machine learning algorithms, efficiently.

We support you in choosing the correct environment, adapt solutions to your needs, validate your models, introduce you into the basics of simulations and design as well as conduct your driving simulator studies. In addition, we enable Silicon Valley startups, OEMs, automotive suppliers, investors as well as automotive interested companies to test and validate their systems in the only open accessible driving simulator in Silicon Valley by offering simulator time and complete studies.

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Static Driving Simulator at fka Silicon Valley

fka SV’s static Driving Simulator features a BMW 6 series coupé, a 220-degree front projection wall as well as a split rear projection wall serving as rear view mirrors. The simulation environment allows to realize merely every conceivable traffic situation. Furthermore, surrounding traffic, weather conditions and road environments are fully adjustable. The interior of the vehicle mock-up features two fully-programmable TFT monitors serving as dashboard and center display. In addition to this, further customer technology can easily be integrated for, e.g., system-in-the-loop testing using simulated sensor and vehicle data or HMI applications using a virtual head-up-display. Furthermore, machine learning can be supported by video-in-the-loop processing such as advanced material color-coding. fka SV’s Driving Simulator is NHTSA-compliant for HMI evaluation and offers real-time data logging capabilities of all driver inputs and simulated object parameters.


Multi-Market Driving Simulation Studies

Automotive is an international business and has to fulfill the different needs and preferences of customers globally. With our driving simulators in Aachen (Germany) and San Jose (USA) we globally offer customers multi-state driving simulator studies with subjects from different European countries. This enables you to test the impact of your systems already in an early development stage in the two large automotive markets USA and Europe and to improve your system for a worldwide operation.

Early system tests and evaluations increase your competitiveness, secure your investments and support your funding activities. With its wide experience in automotive related simulations fka SV offers you simulation support and solutions from vehicle dynamic simulations over ADAS function and sensor simulations up to complete driving simulator studies in fka's static and dynamic driving simulators globally. Our simulation solutions build the perfect basis to create a realistic depiction of the real world in a virtual environment and to generate easy and safe close to the real world outputs like statistics over driver distractions, floating car data, labeled images, as well as sensor signals. Hence, it can also be used to train, e. g. your machine learning algorithms, efficiently.

We support you in choosing the correct environment, adapt solutions to your needs, validate your models, introduce you into the basics of simulations and design, as well as conduct your driving simulator studies. In addition, we enable Silicon Valley startups, OEMs, automotive suppliers, investors, as well as automotive interested companies to test and validate their systems in the only open accessible driving simulator in Silicon Valley by offering simulator time and complete studies.

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Get Your Own Driving-Simulation Studio

Do you want your own driving simulator? With our wide experience in building and operating driving simulators we design and build the perfect driving simulator for your needs and train your employees to use it properly for an ongoing improvement of your systems. Use our competences to get your own simulator for testing, validation, presentation or other purposes.

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The User in Mind

Automobiles have grown to become one of the most complex and expensive consumer products of our life. Considering these rapidly growing technological advances, technical restrictions are no longer the only limiting factor within the context of development and realization of innovative technologies. Much rather, today the user’s understanding and the acceptance of these technical advances are of crucial importance when introducing new products into the market.

We believe that it is a key factor for success to identify relevant design criteria and optimization potential from the customer perspective as early as possible in the design process. Therefore we analyze

  • user experience,
  • user acceptance,
  • effectiveness and
  • controllability

against the background of driving and traffic safety, as well as efficiency for functions, components and systems throughout the whole development. Our interdisciplinary teams either apply well-established methods or design studies specifically to the respective case. These studies can then be applied in driving tests on public roads, on closed testing areas or by using driving simulators. Furthermore, we are able to perform these studies not only in the US, but globally in order to cover diverse customer groups and cultures.

Participate in our Driving Simulator experiments

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