As demand continues to grow for driving simulators, from both automotive OEMs and motorsport teams, Dynisma, a UK-based motion simulator technology specialist, has expanded its operations. The company has opened the Dynisma Technology Campus, a 15,000-square foot facility located six miles from Bristol, to help meet this growing demand.
At the heart of the Campus is the Dynisma Manufacturing Centre, an hub where the development, build, testing and commissioning of the company’s technology is already taking place. Alongside is the Dynisma Engineering Centre, new offices, and the Dynisma Technology Centre, a demonstration facility where customers can explore and test the range of Dynisma simulators. The site is already in use for simulator design and production and will be fully operational to customers by Q1 2024.
The announcement of the Campus marks the latest step in a period of growth for Dynisma, which has also completed a seven-figure funding round from private investors, signed many new supply agreements and increased staff numbers.
After starting with a simulator commission from within what Dynisma calls ‘the top tier of motorsport’, Dynisma now has contracts with several leading global automotive OEMs and motorsport teams, with some systems installed and many others in the build stage.
As part of the company’s ongoing expansion, Dynisma has created more than 40 new roles, with a recruitment drive increasing the engineering workforce by over 200%. The Dynisma team is expected to further increase headcount into 2024. The company’s graduate and internship programme, launched in 2022, has already seen new recruits join the team from the Universities of Bristol, Bath and Cambridge.
Ash Warne, Dynisma CEO, said: “I’m proud to be revealing our new Technology Campus, a hugely significant moment for Dynisma. Momentum has been rapidly accelerating over the last couple of years, and the creation of this state-of-the-art facility will take us to the next level. We will be delighted to host automotive OEMs and motorsport teams at the Campus, and it will enable us to build more simulators for our clients to meet demand, as well as recruit more top-level engineers. It also promises to be a world-class environment for new talent, in the shape of our graduates and interns through our newly established programme.”
The staff will be working on technology such as Dynisma’s low-latency, high bandwidth DMG (Dynisma Motion Generator) simulators, designed to assist automotive manufacturers and suppliers in advanced vehicle development and testing, as well as to help motorsport teams optimise driver and car performance.
The automotive systems comprise DMG-1, an engineering-class simulator designed to help develop vehicle dynamics (and winner of a Vehicle Dynamics International Award); DMG-X, a six degrees-of-freedom (DoF) simulator with bandwidth of over 100Hz in all DOFs, focused on testing ride comfort and NVH; and DMG-360, a motion platform for dynamics, which renders the extreme handling of high-performance vehicles. The DMG-360 XY motion platform was revealed at this year’s Driving Simulator Conference in Antibes, which adds increased ground plane excursion with 5m XY travel to meet demand from OEMs for a solution that can simulate a range of realistic driving scenarios where lane change is required.
Dynisma’s motorsport portfolio comprises a version of DMG-1 which concentrates on dynamics in racing scenarios, enabling accelerated chassis set-ups, plus optimised DMG-360 and DMG-360 XY systems.