The Reality of Teen Driving

According to a motor vehicle safety report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. Lack of driving experience and not being able to recognize hazardous situations are two factors that put teen drivers at risk.***

 

Partnership with the BMW Foundation

Over the past two years, Eleetus has been working with the BMW Foundation and their Street Survival program to develop a new simulation curriculum that simulates these hazardous situations. The program uses software modules developed by researchers at the University of Iowa and replicates hazardous situations that would be too dangerous for teens to actually replicate and practice on the road.  Through the use of these modules, combined with our full-motion simulators, we are able to accurately simulate the environment created by dangerous situations, and give teens the ability to practice what they’ve not been able to practice before.

 

Simulation Saves

It is one thing to expect the teens to react to the hazards thrown their way when sitting in front of a computer monitor, but it becomes an entirely different situation when you factor in the high levels of adrenaline that often occur in times of danger. For simulation to be successful, the subject needs to be exposed to a simulated environment that creates an all-encompassing, convincing experience that offers as close an approximation to the real event as possible.  This is simply not possible without full-motion driving simulation. The gravitational forces acting upon a body have a major impact on the brain and how teens react behind the wheel. Providing teens with such a way to practice these dangerous situations has the potential to improve their reaction and give them “more experience behind the wheel.”

 

It is the hope and intention of all involved that the expansion of this project leads to saving more lives on our roads.

 

For more information on this project, or if you represent a driving school looking to advance your curriculum, call us at (734) 568-6163, ext. 2

***https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html

The Eleetus Advantage

Part 1: Patented Motion Technology

 

One of the biggest advantages to Eleetus Motion Simulators is our patented technology.  Eleetus Motion Simulators use electric motors and a unique pivot point in order to produce our unique motion characteristics.  This patented technology produces realistic motion in a system that is engineered to last indefinitely. The load stays almost completely off of the motors due to the way they interact with the pivot point.  This allows for far greater durability, and a more instantaneous reaction from the motors, which creates a more realistic experience.

While technically a two degree of freedom (DOF) system, users actually get a 5 DOF motion experience with the Eleetus Motion Simulator. The 2 DOF that make up the majority of the experience are the 40 degrees of pitch and roll. However, due to the unique patented geometry of the Eleetus Motion Simulator, users also experience the translational forces of heave (20 inches), surge (16 inches), and sway (16 inches).

With the fulcrum of the motion platform placed in front of the rider, the pivot point can be raised and conical as seen in the figure below.  This moves the rider not only in the rotational plane of pitch and roll, but also in all three translational planes. Simulating more degrees of freedom produces a higher level of fidelity, as our motion platform has more ways to react to different motion inputs from the racing or flight softwares.

Difference in Standard DesignOur patented motion technology has allowed us to revolutionize the motion simulation industry.  With a more realistic experience, Eleetus Motion Simulators offers not only exceptional entertainment, but an advanced learning experience when used in an educational setting.

Revolutionizing the Motion Technology Industry

Here at Eleetus, we firmly believe that we offer the best value in motion technology.  When compared to competitive products, the Eleetus Motion Simulator provides a vastly superior experience to any other motion technology within the same price class. In the next few blog posts, we will aim to give you a clearer understanding of why our patented technology provides unparalleled motion at an unbeatable price point.

 

Throughout the next few weeks, you will get an in-depth look at our technology, our capabilities, and our team.  The scope of the projects that currently and will eventually utilize our unique technology is massive. We will explain why our patented motion technology is key, and why it sets us apart from all of the competition.

 

Eleetus aims to provide innovative and groundbreaking moves to the industries of virtual reality, skill-based gaming, defensive driving instruction and much more. We aim to inform you about the software recommendations and continuing innovation that will reinforce our value as a company in those industries.

 

Stay tuned to learn more about our team, partner projects, and success stories as we continue to revolutionize the world of motion technology.