ORSIS has an attractive graphical interface which allows a simple and intuitive operation. The surface consists of three main windows:

ORSIS ControlMain Operation Window

The central window of the graphical interface is the simulation control. Here the simulation will be started, different settings can be carried out and it is possible to open additional display windows.

Driver Interface

The driver interface allows a simple and intuitive operation of the simulated vehicle with the computer mouse. In addition it is possible to start additional interfaces from this panel like:

  • Tire inflation pressure
  • Steering configuration
  • Differential locks
  • Distribution of drive torque
  • Distribution of braking torque

Another possibility is to operate the vehicle by means of external devices like they are used for computer games (steering wheel, braking and acceleration pedal) or to use a real driver cabin and connect it via CAN-bus (This was realised at the driving simulatior MARS at the IKK).

Terrain Map

The terrain map visualizes the essential terrain properties like
lines of equal height

  • soil types (by color)
  • streets
  • buildings and plants

as well as the actual position and driving direction of the simulated vehicle (red arrow).

Furthermore it is possible to switch off the visualization of the single terrain properties, to change the map scale or to activate special features like the stochastic soil strength properties, the superimposed roughness or the weather model. Of course it is possible to create own maps on bases of measured data or special designed maps for vehicle testing (e.g. sinewave, slopes, ditches etc.).

Additional operation

ORSIS allows a wide modification of the vehicle state (differential locking, tyre inflation pressure) as well as a change of the vehicle configuration (e.g. steering layout) by means of a graphical user interface..

Engaging differential locks

Changing tyre inflation pressure

Engaging external loads (horizontal and vertical)


Interactive steering configuration