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Heavy vehicles

ENTAC: High level Driving Simulator

ENTAC driving simulators can be considered as a reference in the field of heavy vehicles simulation.

As a result of being developed by SIMFOR , with the cooperation of INDRA, ENTAC simulators fulfill all the expectations of the tecnologically highest requests of both companies.

CETM(Spanish Confederation of Freight Companies) has cooperated with SIMFOR to develop the educational part of the simulators.

Our simulators comply with all the european legal requirements, to be used as an educational tool to get the CAP(Certificate of Proffesional Competence) both for passenger transport and for goods transport (EU Directive 2003/59).

They can also be used to teach all those students who want to get their driving license, who want to learn about rational and economic driving, how to prevent risky situations, etc.

Features

Simulation Cabin

Created to reproduce the real position on a generic vehicle (bus or truck). All the necessary information and controls to drive the vehicle are provided:

    • Adjustable seat
    • Security belt
    • Full Dashboard
    • Force Feedback Steering Wheel
    • Accelerator, Brake (with ABS effect) and Clutch pedal
    • Automatic and Manual Gearbox
    • Ignition Key
    • Lights switch
    • Emergency switch
    • Blinkers level
    • Wipers level

    • Retarder level
    • Parking brake level
    • Horn
    • Virtual Dashboard
    • Different Darshboards (switchable)
    • Real Time information about:
      • Engaged Gear
      • Pedal position
      • Fuel / CO2 consumption
      • Security Distance
      • Driving Distance and Time

Motion System

This simulator includes a motion system for the seat with two or three degrees of freedom.
If wanted, the customer will also be able to choose a motion platform to hold the whole cabin, with two to six degress of freedom.

Visual System

1 central 63 ” screen and two 50” lateral screen in vertical position.
Other models of screens and projectors can be installed, if wanted.

Functionality

Simulated vehicles by ENTAC

ENTAC software allows the user to select up to 7 different vehicles (for the time being):

    • Lorry
    • Articulated Truck
    • Semi-trailer truck
    • Omnibus
    • Articulated Bus
    • Fire Truck
    • Ambulance

Several scenarios

    • Maneuver circuit nº 1
    • Maneuver circuit nº 2
    • Maneuver circuit nº 3
    • City
    • Mountain
    • Highway
    • Countryside
    • 4×4 Scenario

Weather Conditions

    • Clear
    • Rain
    • Fog
    • Snow

Lighting Conditions

    • Complete Day-Night cycle

Terrain Conditions

    • Dry
    • Wet
    • Ice

How to use it

A) Pre-programmed exercises

The user will be able to select a wide range of exercises from ENTAC simulator menu. All these exercises will allow the user to gradually achieve different skills, from the very basic ones to the most sophisticated ones, such as economic and rational driving

Real time feedback

Our software allows the user to know all the mistakes made in real time, while doing the exercises, by audible and display messages, so that the user can be aware that he/she is not driving adequately.

All mistakes will be saved in the user´s file.

The software will generate statistics and comparative graphics, for each group and for each user.

Recording the exercises

Appart from the accounting of the mistakes, the whole exercise will be recorded in video, ready to be reproduced in any time. The user will be able to watch his/her own driving performance, as the mistake warning will also be reproduced in real time in such recording.

Field of View

180 º Field of View. Automatic movement of the image on the three screens depending on the position of the driver’s head.

More than 10 different view points

Double rear-view mirrors, adjustable.

Instructor Position

The simulator has an Instructor position (IP) from which all functions can be controlled, both in the educational and in the functional level.

From the IP one or several cabins can be controled, in a simultaneous way of simulation.

The software will allow you to:
1. select the scenario
2. select the vehicle
3. select the manual / automatic transmision
4. select the weather conditions: rain, fog, snow (different intensities)
5. select the adhesion to the pavement: dry, wet, frozen pavement.
6. Activate / deactivate breakdowns
7. Control the traffic density.
8. Drive any other traffic vehicle to interact with the students vehicle.
9. Control the level and kind of load on the vehicle.
10. Modify the control panel parametres.
11. Turn on/off ABS
12. Recording and video playback of the exercises.
13. Set and issue a report from the student
14. Generate statistics and comparative graphics, for each group and for each user.

Different Configuration

For more information about different cabin and funcionality configurations, please contact us here

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