Comparison of Motion Simulators for Racing / Motorsport Simulation

Comparison of Motion Simulators for Racing / Motorsport Simulation

  Motion Technology   Physics Based   Hexapod Based   Seat Mover Based   D-BOX Based  
  Known companies and brands using this method   SimCraft   Cruden   CXC Simxperience   VRX VESARO RSEAT  
  Motion Technology Details                        
  Motion designed around physics and the center of mass (CoM or center of gravity) [?]   yes   no   no no   no no no  
  Motion degrees/axes are independent from each other (mechanically seperated DOF)   yes   no   no no   no no no  
  Full cockpit motion (entire cockpit is moved in the simulation, including driving controls)   yes   yes   no no   yes yes yes  
  Active visuals (visuals that move with sim, and stay relative to the occupant during use)   yes   yes   no no   no no no  
  Range of Motion (Large enough to effectively simulate Daytona banking)   yes   yes   no no   no no no  
  Range of Motion (Large enough to effectively simulate uphills and downhills)   yes   yes   no no   no no no  
  Yaw (Oversteer / Understeer Simulation)   yes   yes   no no*   no no no  
  Products Offered                        
  0 Degrees of Freedom (Motion Upgradeable Cockpit)   yes   no   no no   yes yes yes  
  1 Degrees of Freedom (DOF)   yes   no   no no   no no no  
  2 Degrees of Freedom (DOF)   yes   no   yes yes   yes yes yes  
  3 Degrees of Freedom (DOF)   yes   no   no yes   yes yes yes  
  4 Degrees of Freedom (DOF)   yes   no   no no   no no no  
  5 Degrees of Freedom (DOF)   yes   no   no no   no no no  
  6 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) (Full Motion)   Q1 2019   yes   no no   no no no  
  Upgrade from 0DOF to 1DOF to 2DOF to 3DOF to 4DOF to 5 DOF   yes   no   no yes**   no no no  
            *offers "rear traction loss" only  
**2DOF to 3DOF only
                           
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  Product Support Always Included   YES                    
  Phone Support Always Included   YES                    
  Limited Lifetime Warranty Included   YES                    
  3 Year Actuator Full Replacement   YES                    
  Full Service Installations Available   YES                    
  Free Software Setup and Configuration   YES                    
  Free Software Updates For Life   YES                    
  Reliability - Since 1999 - celebrating 20 years! YES                    
  Chassis manufactured in our Atlanta, GA USA factory YES