rFpro – Applus IDIADA Digital Model

While Studio 397 is working hard to enhance the rFactor 2 racing simulation, the people at rFpro Inc are also innovating rFactor’s professional brother. While both titles originated under the same brand name, they now have diversified into two completely separate entities.

rFpro focuses on driving simulation for engineering development of vehicle dynamics and the control systems that affect vehicle dynamics, ADAS and Autonomous Driving. rFpro allows the training and testing of the entire ADAS / Autonomous toolchain. From deep learning, training AI, to testing detection algorithms, validation against ground truth, and validation with or without a human driver.

rFpro’s high-quality 3D digital models of public roads enable accelerated offline development and testing process. Driving simulation for vehicle dynamics is all about closing the loop through the driver and the vehicle model as quickly as possible while delivering a high-quality and immersive environment. rFpro is proven in the demanding motorsport categories of F1, NASCAR, WEC, Indy, Super GT, IMSA, and Formula E as well as being used by most of the top 10 road cars OEMs and Tier-1s for chassis, powertrain, and control system engineering.

Recently, rFpro Inc shared a few new videos showcasing some of the latest developments of their professional engineering development simulator.  The development team is further improving rFpro’s weather simulation, they are getting the 2019 Formula One season circuits ready for pre-season testing, and are developing and testing autonomous vehicle software.

To accommodate the growing use of simulation in vehicle development and testing, the people at rFpro are developing a new ‘Digital Twin’ of the Applus IDIADA proving ground.

Opened in 1994, the Applus IDIADA test tracks are considered by many to be the best test tracks in Europe. A facility created for shared use of 370 hectares, where safety and confidentiality are the highest priority. We offer the highest level of customer support combined with first-class test tracks and fully equipped confidential workshops.

The L’Albornar complex is recognized as one of the best test tracks and is renowned for the quality of its customer service. The allocation of a dedicated customer service representative to each team ensures that test programs run smoothly and that targets are achieved on time and within budget. Located close to the Mediterranean coast, 70km from Barcelona, the climate allows for year-round testing. Summer temperatures are ideal for testing in warm climates, and development programs can continue regardless of the weather during the winter months, making this facility the first choice regardless of the type of testing to be carried out.

The team at rFpro has developed a highly accurate virtual model of the Applus IDIADA’s proving ground to be used for the development of vehicles in simulation.

The rFpro engineering-grade digital model enables the development and testing of vehicle dynamics, ADAS, and autonomous systems in simulation ahead of and alongside real-world validation at the proving ground.

The digital twin enables manufacturers to accelerate and improve the vehicle development process. It enables the evaluation of systems and vehicles in a fully representative virtual environment both before and after physical prototypes are available for validation on the track.

Official Webpage – www.rfpro.com

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