A new drive simulator developed by Forum8 seems to be an excellent system out of many simulators available in the world. It is reportedly said that the new simulator is able to create perfectly controlled environments including weather, time of day and traffic patterns. According to the video report provided here, a person who drives the simulator can feel not only the outside environment but also can experience and sense the road conditions and differences in control and acceleration of the various types of cars.
There is no doubt that this system must be very useful for us to conduct car-driving-ability tests and/or to examine traffic safety measurements, and so on. It seems that this system will be also very helpful in city and road design efforts. One of great technologies is here.