Realtime Technologies Releases Driver Distraction Simulator

Royal Oak, Michigan – July 2, 2013 -- Realtime Technologies (RTI), a part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division is pleased to announce the release of their Driver Distraction simulator.  This new simulator offers the performance of mid- to high-fidelity simulators at a price that makes them affordable to cost-conscious consumers.  RTI developed the Driver Distraction simulator with implemented scenarios that allow simulator-based evaluations of new driver interfaces based on the Driver Distraction Guidelines provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Using RTI's flagship SimCreator® product, complex validated simulation models are scaled and targeted to run on distributed and multiprocessor systems.  Now, all the features traditionally reserved for more expensive, high-end simulators are within reach to those with a more modest budget.

The Driver Distraction Simulator is powered by RTI’s core driving simulator software, the same SimCreator and SimVehicle products that RTI delivers in its high-end research simulators.  The software models have been validated and are used by vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world.  SimCreator also makes it easy to interface other applications into the simulator for testing and development tasks.

Key features of the simulator include compact and portable configurations; a pre-built driving database; a user-friendly scenario selection interface; standardized scenarios, and a 60 Hz update rate that provides smooth graphics presentation and rapid system response to the driving environment.

The Driver Distraction Simulator comes complete with a fully instrumented open cockpit vehicle cab, three (3) 42” monitors providing a 150 degree forward field view, three visual computers for all visual displays, and a laptop-based operator workstation.  Software for the simulator includes SimCreator for control of the simulator system along with Operator’s Experimental Interface for experimental control and collection of results.  RTI offers SimVista as optional software that aids in the design and control of visual databases and behavior.

Using the optional SimVista scene and scenario control package, customized scenarios can be modified through the GUI to run during the day or night and with rain, snow or fog.  Traffic volume is controllable in the scenario.  Scenarios will include driver distraction scenarios based on NHTSA guidelines.  Software specifications include a variety of driving scenarios (e.g., rural/urban/freeway, monotonous/moderate/complex roadway geometry, low/moderate/heavy traffic, night/day time, different weather conditions, etc.), programmable software, and easily modified scenarios (Traffic signage, Traffic volume, Vehicle type) with GUI. 

RTI is excited that their affordable Driver Distraction simulator can now be used by researchers as an effective tool to better understand how drivers respond to stimuli that interfere with their reaction to the road.

About Realtime Technologies:
Realtime Technologies (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics, and graphical simulation and modeling. RTI offers simulation software applications, consulting, custom engineering, software, and hardware development. RTI’s customer base includes university researchers throughout the U.S. and Canada, international, government and private entities. Founded in 1998, RTI is based in Royal Oak, Michigan and has a satellite office in South Jordan, Utah.

About Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions.  ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and driver training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive driver-training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, and conscientious equipment operation. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division provides consulting and developmental support for engineering simulation solutions. The division also supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, and JSF aircraft, as well as simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges.

Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division consists of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com) and its divisions IES Interactive Training (www.ies-usa.com), and Realtime Technologies (www.simcreator.com).

About Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation is a leading provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, including multimedia interactive simulators/trainers, lightweight armoring and advanced zinc-air and lithium batteries and chargers. Arotech operates through two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Battery and Power Systems.

Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech’s website at www.arotech.com.

Contact: Clayne A. Woodbury
Phone: (801) 647-4672

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed in Arotech’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 


 
 
 
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Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics, and graphical simulation and modeling.  We offer simulation software applications, consulting, custom engineering, software, and hardware development.  Realtime Technologies’ customer base includes international, government and private entities.  RTI was founded in 1998.