In many areas of life, computer-aided simulations have become indispensable: Products are tested without building a prototype, operation of devices is trained, without a trainer or without the device. Even group training with people in different places only connected by the network are possible.
When manufacturers frontload their development with simulation and thus reduce the need for physical testing, “X-in-the-loop” (XIL) is an enriching approach: By tapping in to the efficiency savings of virtual testing as much as possible, but adding ‘real’ elements where they play a critical role. Thus XIL facilitates earlier testing, which in turn means faster development.
Modern DIL (driver-in-the-loop) simulators are an increasingly important tool in the toolbox because they allow real people – the end users – to interact with proposed systems.
Wherever the exact position of people or objects has to be measured reliably and accurately in real time, ART's devices are in use.