A Wheels and Pedals add-on module converts LucidDrive into a LucidDriveM version. The software interface translates your steering and throttle operations to a correlative driving motion, still allowing you to toggle between automatic and manual drive. Any off-the-shelf, plug-and-play hardware for car racing may be attached to the computer.
Development of AFS dynamics
A vehicle's adaptive front lighting system (AFS) is controlled by electronic control units (ECUs). The development of such ECUs is usually supported by rapid control prototyping (RCP) systems like Matlab/SimulinkTM or CamelViewTM, enabling the AFS logic to be defined via block diagrams and exported. The export may either go directly to the ECU hardware, or to a piece of software which can be plugged into LucidDrive to replace the default AFS control. Thus, the AFS control logic originally designed to operate with the real ECU may be used as a simulation module for LucidDrive.
Customized vehicle dynamics
A realistic simulation of physical vehicle dynamics like a car's braking/acceleration pitch or curve rolling may be very helpful when evaluating headlamps. Similar to AFS logic development, the creation of such vehicle dynamics modules may be supported by RCP tools as well. And again, these modules can be exported to LucidDrive to replace LucidDrive's default vehicle dynamics module. In a similar way, a very realistic motion of motorcycles may be achieved in LucidDrive.