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The Ultimate Racing Experience

Advanced Simulator Solutions For Driver Training and Entertainment.

Cranfield Simulation can provide technology to design, manufacture, and integrate complete simulation solutions specific to you, whatever your requirements. Cranfield Simulation can help drivers to feel the reality.

CAeS | Spaceframe

Our 'Spaceframe' simulators are designed to give maximum flexibility allowing you to switch between a GT or Open wheel setup without being constrained by the surrounding hardware.

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CAeS | Open Wheel

Our 'Open Wheel' simulators are build around a composite single seater tub formed from a real Formula 1 mould.

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CAeS | GT

Our GT simulators provide a stunningly realistic representation of a closed wheel race/performance car, combined with the latest in simulation technology.

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Sustained Motion 
G-Cueing

Cranfield G-Cueing has been developed over a period of 30 years and utilises technology from our aerospace solutions.

With up to four modules of motion technology, the highly accurate and almost instantaneous system provides an incredibly realistic driving sensation.

 

Suspension Platform

In each corner of the platform a linear actuator is fitted to simulate a typical suspension arrangement of a spring and shock absorber.

Working independently or simultaneously the actuators translate the surface of the track from each wheel, fed from the simulation software to the simulator in a fast and precise manner. 

The actuators can pitch the simulator forwards and backwards to simulate acceleration and braking as well as from side to side body roll. With acceleration of up to 1G and nearly 200kg max weight per actuator the system can provide a highly accurate representation of the road surface.

PRO System

The Proportional Rapid Onset (PRO) System allows the seat itself to move independently of the other simulator modules. Situated on an X, Y, Z table, the seat movements can accurately replicate very minor and fast movements that cannot be produced by the main suspension platforms. 

For example, in the vertical plane the driver eye height can be moved downwards in the cockpit upon braking which is typically what happens in a real life scenario, partically in faster formula vehicles where the body is compressed. It can also be used to replicate very quick accelerations whether laterally or longitudinally.

Sustained Motion Cueing System

Within the lining of the seat we are able to fit our airbag system for sustained g-cueing. Multiple airbags expand and contract to provide localised and sustained pressure which simulates the g-forces felt when cornering. The technology has been derived from our wealth of experience within the aerospace industry.

This system can be retroffited into many types of seat.

Yaw Platform

The yaw platform is situated at the base of the simuator and is used to simulate lateral movements of the rear end of the vehicle. This is especially useful for feeling the limits of traction of the rear tyres.

Transitioning from one corner to the next is also felt through this module particularly for example driving through high speed chicanes.

Modular Infrastructure

Our simulators have been designed with flexibility in mind, and with so many different options available it is possible to configure your simulator to suit your exact requirements. Whether it is a standard hatchback for road car training, an off road 4x4 vehicle or a 200+ mph formula track car; anything is possible.

With the vehicle type established you can add on our motion cueing modules, each of which add futher to the immersion. You can add on as many as you wish and each module can be retrofitted at a later date.

Real Car Simulator Conversions

Our engineers have the ability to convert real vehicles (and their parts) into fully working simulators whether it is a complete race car that is to be decommissioned or simply a spare race chassis. Our team has the expertise to utilise the existing control systems and dashboards in the vehicle or we can supply simulator specific components which are often comprised of real motorsport parts. This means that the seating position, the feel of the controls and environment are 100% accurate to the car when on the track.

We also have the ability to convert vehicles into having a dual purpose; a fully working car with the ability to be used as a simulator. Often it is possible to switch between either application within half a day making this a highly cost effective, simple and accurate solution.

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