As a member of the HERT, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art simulators to develop a winning car and hone your engineering and driving skills.
The £100,000 investment allows the team to compete against other universities in virtual races as well as programme in race circuits and try out different scenarios to fine-tune their car on track days.
On race days, data can be gathered from the vehicle to send back to a team of engineers at the University, who can run live tests and direct adjustments to the car in real time.
Built by UK-company Axsim, the simulator uses the latest technology to help create the sensation of G-Force experienced by F1 drivers.
The simulators are formed from a real F1 mould which positions the driver in the exact seating position of a real formula car. The steering wheel and hydraulic pedals are configured to communicate with the software for a true-to-life experience.
The seat and belts have pneumatic pressure modules to provide sustained g-cueing. Multiple airbags expand and contract to provide sustained pressure, simulating the g-forces felt when cornering, braking and accelerating.
Billed by the manufacturers as 'as close as you can get to the real thing', The technology behind it was developed to train fighter pilots and has been supplied to F1 teams and professional drivers.