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SimDrive Simulator

01 Aug 2008

Thanks to the work of Animation Research Ltd, SimDrive Ltd is pioneering “Driver Training and Testing” simulators throughout New Zealand; the support from the driving industry and road safety experts is huge and there is also a high level of interest from young drivers wanting to learn to drive in a simulated environment. The simulators use real-car consoles, and provide 180° projected vision of photo realistic NZ streets and roads.

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Working from a detailed specification as to the street environment and hundreds of location photos showing details of houses and shops in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden, Animation Research constructed a Photo-Real Driving Environment including everything from council rubbish bins, to trees and parked cars. The finished result is a New Zealand looking-and-feeling urban landscape that drivers recognise and perform well within.

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Animation Research Limited, 8 Dowling Street, PO Box 5580, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand. ph +64 3 477 2995 or email info@arl.co.nz