Festo AirMotion Ride Simulator

by Mark R

According to my source, the Festo AirMotion Ride Simulator is designed to simulate what it feels like to drive a fancy car, like a Ferrari or Lamborghini.

However, look at the picture in front of this lady behind the wheel. Does that look like a fancy sports car to you? No, it looks more like a bongo submarine from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Of course, that could always be a part of some other exhibit, and it isn’t wise to get information from a picture.

However, I checked out the source of my source, and discovered that the AirMotion Rid driving simulator is also a flight simulator. I can’t find any information about it simulating a sub ride, but it has polymer tubes capable of lifting the seat with 1,500 Newtons of force.

In other words, I don’t see why you couldn’t use this guy for simulating some sort of unusual vehicle.

It even has a 5.1 surround sound system so both sound and sight are simulated here. All in all, that adds up to one of the fanciest simulators for car, airplane, or whatever that I have ever seen.

I’m sure that all of this is pretty expensive, but you’re probably not planning on buying one of these for the rec room, are you?

Source via InventorSpot

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