Motion Simulation Laboratory

Explore the Motion Simulation Lab

The Motion Simulation Laboratory (MSL) is a marquee SSISTL research and training facility.  The MSL serves researchers and educators for the implementation of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) in Transportation Systems.  Within the MSL, we custom design ground/air/flight/hybrid vehicle simulations for emerging applications in: clinical research (vulnerable driving populations), STEM/education and training (experiential learning), human factors analyses (driver distractions), and next-generation transportation studies (autonomous vehicles and flying cars).

The Motion Simulation Laboratory features a simRING motion-based driving simulator, which is equipped with the front end of a car mounted on a moving platform that emulates the real-life motions of a car as it reacts to turns, changes in elevation, and other road conditions.

The simRING has a 360-degree, 16-foot diameter, 6’ high screen that fully surrounds the simulator vehicle, which provides the driver with a full-fidelity depiction of surrounding traffic, landmarks, and roadway conditions. The system likewise features high-fidelity on-board controls to navigate the simulator, as well as a stereo sound system that emulates noises heard inside and outside the vehicle during a driving excursion.

Motion Simulation Lab Collaborative Stakeholders Discussion

The Motion SImulation Laboratory (MSL) is a state-of-the-art facility with simulation capabilities focused in the areas of Transportation Safety, Clinical and Public Helath applications and Education (STEM) training and workforce devleopment.

Join us on Friday, September 30, 2022 to discuss interdisciplinary collaborations with the MSL