Mechanical Simulation Releases VehicleSim 2021.0 Software Products

The databases include a new proving ground environment with nine testing areas, including a 5-mile circle track and a hill grade surface.

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Mechanical Simulation Corp.

Mechanical Simulation Corporation announces the release of the 2021.0 versions of the vehicle simulation tools CarSim, TruckSim, BikeSim, and SuspensionSim.  

The VehicleSim software products, CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim, have long featured high-fidelity math models for vehicle dynamics that can simulate physical test results. The math models run fast enough to support real-time simulation with hardware in the loop (HiL) and can support massive optimization projects involving hundreds of thousands of simulations.

This release focuses on scenes and scenarios to improve ease of setup and testing. The user interface and math models have improved third-party software support.

The databases include a new proving ground environment with nine testing areas, including a 5-mi. circle track, a hill grade surface, an on-grade split-mu surface, a split-mu surface, a rough road section, a 1,000 m straight, a 500 m skid pad, a handling course, and an urban multi-lane environment. It includes over 600 built-in paths sections that may be combined as needed, or users can create their own.

In this day and age, no one company can create a tool to perform all the testing necessary to bring a vehicle to market. For this reason, we continue to develop tight interfaces to third-party software from technology partners like Epic Games, NVIDIA, atlatec, Foretellix, monoDrive, Siemens, and CARLA. This gives our users the ability to use some of the best development tools available today for things like photo realistic visualization, high-fidelity mapping, easy-to-use scenario setup, and sensor modeling which can be used with our state-of-the-art vehicle simulation environment.

The vehicle math models have also seen significant improvements, such as in the steering system calculations. VS Commands, our internal end-user coding language, has been extended and reworked for improved parsing and performance. This rearchitecting gives users a better experience and a foundation for more user-definable features. The software has received more support for built-in controllers for multiple-vehicles simulations. Linux support for FMI/FMU gives users another testing and simulation option.

“CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim users have the best software we have produced to date. This allows our users to get their vehicle to market faster than ever before,” noted Dr. Michael Sayers, CEO and Chief Technology Officer.