Toyota has announced that they have created a world-class driving simulator which will “effectively analyze the driving characteristics of average drivers”. Located at TMC’s Higashifuji Technical Center in Susono City (wherever that is), the simulator apparently offers the most realistic driving experience without being in a car.
We must ask, wouldn’t it have been a lot cheaper just to use a real car instead of spending all of that money on 360-degree concave displays and a 7.1-meter-diameter dome to house the machine? Sure, the conditions are always the same when your driving in laboratory conditions, but why bother when an actual car could have done almost the same thing? — Andrew Dobrow
That’s a good step in fact, but a real car experience matters more I think!