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The Technical Center for Simulation of Renault is located at the Technocentre. It is equipped with 5 driving simulators : two are dynamic simulators, the others are static. The CARDS dynamic driving simulator was CE certified in June 1999, it is equipped with a motion platform with 6 electromechanical jacks which allow to reproduce the dynamic behavior of the vehicle. The visual field is 150° horizontal and 3 rear-views are simulated. A sound generation is also provided to complete the driving sensations, which must be as real as possible. The ULTIMATE higher performances driving simulator, with the same 6 axes as well as large XY motion actuators, was certified in 2003.

 
     
 
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The main use of the simulators are:
- Car light simulation
- Ergonomics : The simulator being used to evaluate man-machine interfaces associated with new on-board services (navigation system, on-board telematic systems, driver assistance systems, …) The benefit of a driving simulator for this kind of application lies in the control and the repetitiveness of the experimental conditions (traffic, weather conditions, events) and the safety of the tests.
- Study on vehicle dynamics control systems,
- Accidentology,
- Driver’s vigilance,
- Confort studies.