THE DRIVER AT THE CENTER STAGE
In the end, as it is in a real car, the ultimate success of any driving simulator depends on the satisfaction of the driver, regardless if he/she is a pro driver or an every-day driver. The way the driver interacts with the simulator and the emotions he/she feels can easily be monitored in a controlled environment like VI-SimCenter, VI-grade's technical center for driving simulator technology. Monitored using VI-grade’s biotelemetry system, the driver’s psycho-physiological parameters of the driver can be monitored in real-time and synchronized with vehicle telemetry. Then by taking advantage of well-known techniques found in sport medicine, relations and interactions of the driver to the vehicle can be identified while approaching a challenging corner with active controls, or while driving in traffic and assisted by ADAS technology.
At VI-SimCenter, users can easily obtain information about bioparameters like heart rate, skin potential response, eye blinking, pupil dilatation. The evolution of these parameters during simulated driving actions is displayed on screens installed in the control room. The measurement procedures have been fine-tuned in collaboration with physiologists and doctors from leading research universities. Biotelemetry is another important scientific addition to the entire VI-SimCenter scenario: human data collection and elaboration techniques available in the VI-SimCenter can then easily exported to the real world, making VI-grade's offer in the driving simulation market absolutely unique.