And this concerns even design. For example, the Technical Center Ford of Europe on the simulator creates a virtual salon car. Engineers wearing special glasses (as in cinema with the stereo), may have different design of its interior and design details. Due to this finding the optimal location of racks, shape and size of windows, mirrors, height and location of the seats, steering, head restraints – so that was always a good review and as small as possible dead zones. And from a security standpoint is considered even the color of the upholstery, which determines the perception of the driver of the surrounding objects. At the same simulators model the design components and assemblies, all sorts of details, exploring how they will behave during an accident. Say, now, in accordance with European standards gap between the bonnet and the engine should not be less than 70 mm – to remain free zone of deformation at running over a pedestrian. To do this using a computer to optimize hood space.
Likewise, working with a steering system, chassis and body. Finally, simulator allows to simulate and examine in any projection crash tests and crash. And if more recently virtual crash gave only a rough idea of the consequences, now computer simulations have serious approach to the real test. Although up to a complete renunciation of whipping machines still far away: the same European Ford annually about two hundred 'live' crash tests. Nevertheless, the simulations designers seriously save time and money: with a high degree of reliability they can evaluate the effectiveness of new developments, check, for example, will behave like this or that item at different ways of fastening and positioning to make changes.