The most innovative model of driving simulator available on the market was installed yesterday, february the 3rd at Politecnico di Milano, Bovisa Campus. With a development budget of 5 Ml euros, of which 2 euros financed by Regione Lombardia, the simulator is the crowing jewel of a project promoted by Cluster Lombardo della Mobilità, which has the objective of developing a technopole for the automotive cluster in Lombardia, which is the fourth one at a european level.
The DiM400 is an unique instrument for sustainable mobility. It will help to develop new ecological vehicles, for the development of components made with innovative components, for applications of vehicles dynamics, for the fuel consumption optimisation, to test security systems, for autonomous driving and sustainable motorsports.
Other applications are the possibility to verify the interaction between road users and infrastructures which will be essential in road safety research. It will be made available to students researching topics of vehicle dynamics, driver-vehicle-infrastructure.
"Experimental infrastructures and state-of-the-art laboratories are essential elements for international research and development with companies. Through the installation of the simulator Politecnico di Milano is competing on an international scale and turns the Bovisa area into an ecosystem of innovation. This is the objective of the University: to face the great challenges of the coming years, first of all that of mobility."says Rector Ferruccio Resta