AXSIM was born out of Cranfield Simulation, an engineering company with a unique heritage in aerospace and professional motorsport. Founded in 1997 the Company is acknowledged as a global leader in fully immersive sustained motion cueing technology.
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Cranfield Simulation is a department within Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd, who are globally renowned for supplying sustained g-cueing products to the world’s military simulators. Having delivered 130 systems to 21 different Armed Forces for over 30 years and achieving a unique 2 million hours of simulator operation for aircraft such as Typhoon, Tornado, F-18, F-16 and Harrier, we are in a unique position to utilise this experience within the motorsport industry.
With a traditional 6-DoF motion platforms, also known as ‘hexapods’, excessive roll and/or pitch is used to create the feeling of g-force. This can be a cause of motion sickness to some users as balance is affected. These systems are highly suitable for applications such as passenger aircraft simulation where slow movements of pitch, roll and heave are of high priority.
“Most simulators used in motorsport are little more than fairground rides. This system, however, uses a variety of carefully tailored inputs to the body’s sensory system and the driver’s brain interprets these to be the result of real accelerations being applied to the body. If the brain believes it, simulation becomes reality and the training value is considerably enhanced.” - - Ian Poll, Emiratus Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Cranfield University.
The software physics engine has been developed with practical knowledge acquired from working closely with the elite of motorsport in order to engineer the highest accuracy in physics and a highly connected feel to the cars and the road.
Combined with laser scanning circuit that offer an exact reproduction of track surfaces and track side objects regardless of complexity and size. The sub millimeter accuracy is the reason this method of detail capture is used by all top tier race series including Formula 1. We have an extensive database of tracks from across the globe. By driving many laps on the simulator, learning every bump, turn, kerb and gradient for each circuit saves many hours of real testing and track familiarisation. We also have many of the smaller test tracks which is perfect to make the most of your next real test session.
We have many realistic car models from a wide range of racing series including, F1, F2, GP 3, F3, F4, Formula E, LMP1, LMP2, LMP3, GT 3, GT 4, GT Open, Renault Sport BTCC plus many more including historic cars.
The setups of the cars are as they would be in real life and the simulator reacts in accordance to changes you make in the software.
We can model your exact car collection in the simulation software, creating your own virtual garage. Including matching exterior paint colours, replicating your modifications in the virtual world, and working with you on the driving physics so it feels just like the real thing. Then the world is your playground.
Any car, any track, any time.
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- Previously supplied to F1, NASCAR and LMP teams
- D-BOX Certified Partner - the world's only FIA licensed haptic system
- Cranfield Technology - trusted by the world's militaries for fast jet training
- Exclusive motorsport integrator of G-Seat patented technology
- The only simulators that can provide genuine sustained g-cueing
- Energy efficient - powered by a regular mains power socket
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