Ford Fahrsimulator CAD Konstruktion Projekter Industrial Design Duisburg


The new cockpit of the "NRW Car 2030".

A small, urban electric car for the changing social and technical framework in 2030

A single-seat pas­sen­ger cell was con­s­truc­ted from a small car pro­vi­ded by Ford, for which we deve­lo­ped a com­ple­te­ly new cock­pit with a touch­screen, digi­tal spee­do­me­ter and 3D mouse. 
In 2013, the Design­Stu­dio NRW, a joint rese­arch pro­ject of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Duisburg-Essen, the Folk­wang Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts and Ford Wer­ke GmbH, star­ted deve­lo­ping the NRW Car 2030. 

In order to be able to exami­ne and test your requi­re­ments as a future user of a purely battery-powered small vehic­le, PROJEKTER INDUSTRIAL DESIGN was com­mis­sio­ned with the con­cep­ti­on of a dri­ving simu­la­tor in coope­ra­ti­on with the Chair of Mecha­tro­nics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Duisburg-Essen.

  • Pro­jekt: Cockpit-Design für Fahrsimulator
  • Kun­de: Uni­ver­si­tät Duisburg-Essen, Uni­ver­si­tät Folk­wang, Ford Wer­ke GmbH
  • Leis­tun­gen: Ergo­no­mie, CAD-Konstruktion, Visualisierung
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  • Jahr: 2013
Ford Fahrsimulator CAD Konstruktion Projekter Industrial Design Duisburg

This included the adapt­a­ti­on of all com­pon­ents of the new cock­pit paneling to the body and the production-ready design and manu­fac­tu­re of the indi­vi­du­al parts using the sel­ec­ti­ve laser sin­te­ring pro­cess (SLS).

We mas­te­red the ergo­no­mic chal­lenges of the vehic­le inte­ri­or through the opti­mal­ly coor­di­na­ted acces­si­bi­li­ty of the indi­vi­du­al ele­ments of the user interface.

In the coming deca­des, traf­fic and mobi­li­ty will con­ti­nue to be swit­ched to sus­tainable ener­gy sources and various forms of indi­vi­du­al trans­port and local public trans­port will be networked.

Electromobility, autonomous driving and car sharing will play an important role here.

This redu­ces envi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­ti­on, reli­e­ves our road and motor­way net­work and mini­mi­zes the harmful con­se­quen­ces of indi­vi­du­al trans­port processes.

Six line­ar motors that simu­la­te vehic­le move­ments, a 5.1 sound sys­tem for the out­put of inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or noi­ses such as road noi­se or onco­ming traf­fic and a radi­al­ly arran­ged screen with an all-round view con­vey a rea­li­stic dri­ving experience.

In this way, indi­vi­du­al­ly con­trol­led as well as auto­ma­ted and pilo­ted dri­ving can be tes­ted and the poten­ti­al of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on bet­ween vehic­les and the infra­struc­tu­re in the vir­tu­al urban envi­ron­ment of 2030 can be tested.

Ford Fahrsimulator CAD Konstruktion Projekter Industrial Design Duisburg

The research results and the driving simulator were presented to NRW Minister Garrelt Duin and to the public in November 2013 during a 7-day car clinic in the SANAA building at Zeche Zollverein in Essen.

Sin­ce May 2016, the deve­lo­p­ment of an elec­tric sha­ring vehic­le has been con­tin­ued as part of the NRW Car 2.0 rese­arch project. 

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