"The use of simulation means that settings can be rapidly tested combining the experiential judgment of a real driver and computer-aided objective data analysis. The beauty of the new simulator is that it provides us with the opportunity to physically experience the calculation models and evaluate them using human test drivers, rather than staring at graphs and numbers in a meeting room."
“The motivation for DiM® wasn’t that difficult considering top management is pushing very hard for increased usage of virtual tools. The financial motivation was basically to tie the number of prototype weeks we could remove by using the DiM®. The DiM® promises to tie together the subjective expertise of drivers and track engineers with the CAE teams objective analysis expertise in a way previously not possible, cross-pollinating both teams and unifying the whole department. This is simply priceless and my hope is that it will boost knowledge-building and experimentation tremendously.”
“I can sense even tiny changes in the setup, like whether the car is under or over-steering.”
“The simulator comes very close to reproducing real conditions, and gives the engineers vital insights into vehicle set ups”
“The DiM® is a latest generation simulator used by Ferrari to develop its road cars and adopts leading-edge technologies in its simulations. These provide answers at the design stage that are extremely useful to focusing and accelerating the development of the cars and also to guaranteeing unprecedented performance.”
“We also see considerable beneﬁt from conducting active-safety tests that are too dangerous to perform live. For instance, we can now simulate a collision or a puncture at high speed to see how the driver will respond, developing systems to help him or her stop the car safely.”