Ansible Motion and AB Dynamics announce simulator business integration


We are thrilled to announce the integration of Ansible Motion and AB Dynamics' simulator businesses. This strategic partnership, effective from October 2023, forms the world's most capable and experienced automotive simulator provider, with over 30 high dynamic Driver-in-the-Loop (DIL) simulators operational worldwide.

Plans are underway to expand Ansible Motion’s world-class R&D and manufacturing headquarters in Norfolk, UK, with a satellite facility retained at our existing Bradford-on-Avon, UK location. With an expanding network of regional offices (now including North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific), Ansible Motion customers can rely on local sales and technical support.

A broader simulation product portfolio together with the transition of key staff and infrastructure, will strengthen technical capabilities, collective experience, and capacity to satisfy a market poised for growth. Experienced staff from our simulator division, will join Ansible Motion, ensuring a smooth transition for all existing customers whilst boosting commercial and engineering resources. Dan Clark will join as Ansible Motion’s managing director and Ansible Motion’s founder Kia Cammaerts will continue as technical director.

Our portfolio of aVDS simulator products will be integrated into Ansible Motion’s award-winning product catalogue which includes the Delta, Sigma and Theta series simulator products. Expertise from both companies will nurture all future product developments under the Ansible Motion brand.

Ansible Motion will assume responsibility for all ground vehicle DIL simulator development, manufacturing and sales under AB Dynamics Group. Ansible Motion will also manage service and after-sales support for all DIL simulator products covering over 30 existing dynamic simulator installations around the world, including aVDS simulators. The new organisation will accelerate closer collaboration with rFpro (also an AB Dynamics Group company), offering Ansible Motion customers complete, end-to-end simulation solutions encompassing hardware, software, integration, consultancy and aftermarket support.

AB Dynamics’ and Ansible Motion’s simulator businesses have achieved unprecedented growth over the last year with seven new large dynamic driving simulators being delivered to a range of OEM, motorsport and academia customers in the UK, Germany, Hungary, US, China and Australia. The integration of the simulator business will lead to further transformations in scale and structure.

Kia Cammaerts, Ansible Motion’s technical director, adds “I’m proud that Ansible Motion is expanding with this influx of skills, which will ensure it continues to be a global leader in Driver-in-the-Loop simulation. Strengthened by AB Dynamics’ wider automotive expertise and by a larger geographical footprint and increased regional support in growing markets, Ansible Motion’s DIL simulators will remain at the leading edge in their mission to safely place humans into early and frequent contact with imagined vehicles and systems, helping vehicle manufacturers develop increasingly sophisticated products.”

As vehicles migrate to new energy powertrains and increasingly featured driver assistance technologies and connected services – all against a backdrop of pressure to reduce testing cost and time – demand for accurate and immersive driving simulators that can be trusted by engineers, is rising. Fuelled by its ability to offer the widest range of versatile static and dynamic driving simulators, Ansible Motion will enable OEMs, race teams, suppliers, independent test houses and academia to develop and validate ever more complex vehicles and vehicle systems with confidence, and in the shortest timeframe. Use cases include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous and connected driving, active safety, vehicle dynamics, electrification and advanced energy powertrain validations with Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) integrations, human machine interfaces (HMI), user experience (UX) and driver distraction, as well as a growing list of applications in professional motorsport.

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