Mercedes-Benz continues to lead the way in the field of simulators: at the end of 2010, Mercedes-Benz opened the world's most cutting-edge "moving-base" driving simulator in Sindelfingen. With its 360° screen, a fast electric power system and the twelve-metre-long rail for transverse or longitudinal movements, the dynamic driving simulator is the most powerful in the entire automotive industry. With this driving simulator, highly dynamic driving manoeuvres, such as changing lane, can be simulated in a realistic manner, enabling in-depth research into driver and vehicle behaviour on the road. Numerous other simulators are used in the development and testing of new vehicles. With a ride simulator it is possible to carry out subjective assessments of the performance of digital prototypes driving on uneven roads, for example.