Designed for semi-professional and professional pilot training, this Simulator has the technology of virtual reality to achieve a greater immersion into the environment, getting that experience is more realistic and will transmit the emotion of drive a real great bike capacity on a racing circuit.

In collaboration of Schneider Electricthe XBS startup has developed a sustainable electric moto GP Simulator under the premises of open innovation and collaboration. It has 5 axes, enabling you to emulate skids, inverted, seahorses, acceleration and folded, with a feeling of more than 200 km per hour.

This Simulator, which allows you to feel the thrill of driving a big bike capacity on a racing circuit, has been designed through the joint collaboration of the Electric Schneider Institute of education (ISEF), XBS, and the help of students of La Salle and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
XBS is a start-up formed by two entrepreneurs Catalans, who began to work in the creation of Moto GP simulators for the training of professional and semi-professional pilots from his garage.

The result is a simulator of Moto GP only electric, with faster response, more efficient and connects to the single-phase mains. It is a solution where it is used servo technology electrical drives and control of Schneider Electric System.

It consists of three main elements. The mechanical part with the fairing of a motorcycle of 1000 real cc, which has been placed in a mechanical system for 5-axis and allows the team to simulate any movement that can make a bike of truth: Acceleration / braking, horse/horse inverted, rear skid / front and the movement of folded, reaching 60%.

These movements are achieved thanks to the mechanical interconnection of different actuators and shafts, designed so that the Simulator support to users of up to 100 kg.

The interaction of the user with the address of the handlebar, grip acceleration and braking, as well as the inclination of the bike and the other buttons is sent to the PC through an electronic card. And, thanks to a computer program, the PC breaks down the values of movement of each of the electrical axis of the Simulator and are sent via Ethernet/OPC, in a very tight cycle time (< 10ms) so that is imperceptible for the user, to the PLC that governs the control of each of the axes.

This technology allows the user to a realistic experience and feel the emotion of being truly driving a great bike capacity on a racing circuit.

Schneider Electric solution

Among the challenges of the project, I was passing the three usual axes to five, allowing you to experience the real driving a genuine Moto GP in a simulation process.

For the realization of the mechanical part has been by the installation of servomotors and Servodrivers (with single phase power) of the Lexium 32 of Schneider Electric range. With five Lexium 32 can control the motion of five axes linear PAS4x or MAXR of Schneider Electric.

The control box has all electric Schneider Electric protections necessary for each of the axes. Provides orders of movement of each of the axes a logic controller (PLC), Modicon M241 model of Schneider Electric, through a CanOpen bus. PLC position of each one of the axes and sends them through Ethernet and OPC-DA to the PC and received movement orders from your computer.

The control interface for the different game modes can be performed through an HMI screen installed in the control box and also through a webserver, connecting via WiFi to the PLC. With data from the PLC and the data of the handlebars of the bike, your PC interacts through a computer application. This allows different modes of operation or the possibility to load real telemetry for the development of the pilot in a circuit in particular.

Finally, virtual reality technology has been introduced to achieve a greater immersion into the environment and get the experience is more realistic and will convey the thrill of driving a real bike of superbikes at a race track.

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By • 18 Apr, 2017
• Section: Control, signs distribution, Simulation