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VI-grade teams up with Barco Simulation on the DiM250 Driving Simulator
Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Kortrijk, Belgium, 8 September 2020 – Barco, a global leader in visualization technology, and VI-grade, the leading provider of best-in-class turn-key solutions for dynamic driving simulators, continue their long-standing partnership using Barco projectors for the recently launched DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator.

Much has happened with advanced vehicle development and driving simulators in recent years. Advanced, high performance driving simulators are highly sought after by the world's leading car manufacturers and motorsport brands across the world, as the virtual world of driver-in-the loop simulation helps greatly in reducing the duration and cost of vehicle development.

Bridging the gap between testing and simulation

VI-grade is leading the way in providing best-in-class software products and revolutionary turn-key solutions for static and dynamic driving simulators. Recently they launched their new DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator, which provides automotive engineers with a complete set of innovative, integrated driving simulators for a new generation approach to system-level simulation, allowing companies to bridge the gap between testing and simulation.

High class visuals paramount for realistic scenes

"Barco has long been our preferred visual display projection partner and has supported our developments with the best-in-class projection systems to many customers. It is paramount to have a seamless, uniform image in high detail that can create an immersive experience that replicates the speed and sudden movements that happen on the racetrack and in the everyday driving. That high quality is what Barco provides again and again and we’re pleased to say that their F70 and latest FL40-4K projectors installed on the DiM250 and DiM150 put any other projection solution in the shadows", says Guido Bairati, VP Sales&Marketing at VI-grade.

"The partnership between VI-grade and Barco has been a solid one over many years, and a deep level of trust and mutual respect has been created over this time", says Dave Fluegeman, VP Simulation at Barco. "Being part of the dynamic automotive industry, that VI-grade represents with constant customer improvements and solutions that bridge the gap between testing and simulation, is extremely exciting. We value the trust they put in Barco projection and admire how they constantly bring driving simulator technology to the next level."

Most recently the DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator using Barco F70-4K projectors was inaugurated at VI-grade’s SimCenter in Detroit in partnership with Multimatic. This center is part of a network and growing cluster of engineering sites located worldwide where automotive designers can rent access to a driving simulator to progress their design more quickly.

Learn more about this and other driving sim projects at the VI-grade news page.

About VI-grade

VI-grade is a leading provider of real-time simulation software and driver-in-the-loop simulators. Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions for streamlining the transportation vehicle development process from concept to sign-off in the automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railway sectors. With offices in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Japan, China, and the USA and a worldwide channel network of more than 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team.

VI-grade is part of Spectris plc, the expert in providing insight through precision measurement. Spectris’ global group of businesses are focused on delivering value beyond measure for all our stakeholders. Spectris is headquartered in Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom; the Company employs approximately 9,000 people located in more than 30 countries.

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