Effective October 2023, simulator businesses Ansible Motion and AB Dynamics will fully integrate their Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) vehicle simulation businesses to become an experienced single driving simulator provider.
Ansible Motion has an expanding network of regional offices (including North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and plans are underway to expand its R&D and manufacturing headquarters in Norfolk, UK, with a satellite facility retained at AB Dynamics’ existing site in Bradford-on-Avon, UK.
Experienced staff from the AB Dynamics’ simulator division will join Ansible Motion, ensuring a smooth transition for all existing customers while boosting commercial and engineering resources. Dan Clark will join as Ansible Motion’s managing director, and Ansible Motion’s founder Kia Cammaerts will continue as technical director.
“Our commitment to Ansible Motion ensures it now has an unparalleled depth of expertise and technical skill sets in place to develop the simulators that are changing the way vehicles are designed and validated,” said Clark.
As vehicles migrate to new energy powertrains and increasingly feature driver assistance technologies and connected services, demand for accurate and immersive driving simulators increases. AB Dynamics’ portfolio of aVDS products will be integrated into Ansible Motion’s catalog, which includes the Delta, Sigma and Theta series simulators, to meet this need.
AB Dynamics’ and Ansible Motion’s simulator businesses have achieved unprecedented growth over the last year with seven new large dynamic driving simulators being delivered to a range of OEM, motorsport and academia customers in the UK, Germany, Hungary, the USA, China and Australia. The integration of the simulator business will lead to further transformations in scale and structure.
Cammaerts said, “I’m proud that Ansible Motion is expanding with this influx of skills, which will ensure it continues to be a global leader in Driver-in-the-Loop simulation. Strengthened by AB Dynamics’ wider automotive expertise and by a larger geographical footprint and increased regional support in growing markets, Ansible Motion’s DIL simulators will remain at the leading edge in their mission to safely place humans into early and frequent contact with imagined vehicles and systems, helping vehicle manufacturers develop increasingly sophisticated products.”