Driving Simulator Prototype Update – Moki’s Maiden Voyage

A lot has happened since this website went “live” in Feb 2017; it is past time for an update, so here it is. Progress has been good, but not as much as I wanted. Primarily impacted by the sudden passing in April of my good friend and business partner of 22 years, Phil Caldwell. Being his Executor, and we were also at the front end of a process to substantially reposition the engineering project business, has added a lot of tasks to my plate. However, the fire has never burned brighter than now to finish what we started, and get some great outcomes for our fellow Australians and the planet to boot. But distracting? You bet! Sometimes losing myself in simulator tasks has been good therapy to deal with Phil’s passing, and sometimes they get ignored for days on end. Still, a couple of weeks ago, my eldest son Chris was the patsy that took it for a maiden voyage. It went pretty well, all things considered. Of course highlighting a couple of areas for immediate improvement, but we got 80% of the way there on the first go. Not bad… You can see a short video of this near the top of the Moki Prototype page. Chris wants to try out the passenger side next, and go for “a real ride”…! I had a go too, and Chris was actually a better operator than I had been! One thing I was struck with is how suitable for motorcycle use this concept is likely to be, whereas I had been thinking car and motorcycle application would be vastly different, but it seems maybe not that different after all. The concept, as patented, includes quick change operator modules – I could easily see this being a swap from a car to a…Continue reading Driving Simulator Prototype Update – Moki’s Maiden Voyage