ECA Group is engaged in the design and manufacture of road simulators. As a pioneer in the simulation industry ECA Group has invested its scientific and technological skills in developing a range of road simulators for initial and advanced driver training. These are aimed at both individual and collective training.
Providing tailored software and hardware designed to meet individual customer’s requirements, ECA Group’s systems employ cutting edge technology and can be adapted for any situation. With over 8000 simulators sold in 40 different countries ECA Group’s method has been translated into 14 different languages with the software adapted to the specific road conditions found in these different nations. ECA Group’s modular systems are reliable, tried and tested and can be adapted to low-cost simulators or the more expensive motion-based simulators, depending on the degree of driver training required.
ECA Group offers a wide range of simulators from light to heavy vehicle and motorbikes with both military and civilian applications. These simulators are able to adapt to different driving environments. Pre-accident conditions can be experienced in the simulator allowing new drivers to get a feel for what is safe and what will result in an accident. ECA Group simulators can predict vehicle rollovers, stopping distances on wet, dry or icy roads, severe steering maneuvers, and a host of other real-life driving situations. Sensations noted by the driver such as sound, image, vibration and motion are the same as in real life. As such they offer a high level of realism.
They allow the evaluation of driver responses to new Intelligent Traffic Systems or advanced proactive safety systems. These include electronic vehicle controls, navigational aids, and warning devices. Examples are lane control systems, automatic cruise controls, advanced stability control systems, and vehicle-to-vehicle or highway- to-vehicle communications.
ECA Group has developed an innovative concept by combining the assimilation of the vehicle and its environment with a method of teaching. They have revolutionised training allowing personnel to train completely safely and to learn how to anticipate and react correctly in critical situations. Ultimately, knowing how to react in a difficult situation is crucial, and even more when riding highly unstable vehicles such as motorbikes. ECA Group has developed an innovative concept by combining the assimilation of the vehicle and its environment with a method of teaching.
ECA Group simulators have been designed to be installed in any location. They are lightweight and removable which facilitates installation in a small space.
ECA Group simulators are being increasingly used for driver training all over the world. They are a very effective educational tool. Aimed at all levels of driver, ECA Group simulators have proved an excellent way of providing sound driving training in a wide range of vehicles. They provide a safe and accurate method of testing driver interactions with new systems without endangering lives or damaging expensive equipment. ECA Group’s considerable expertise in the field of simulation combined with the use of cutting edge technology enables the provision of first class road simulators.