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Technology Partners: Software and Hardware

CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim work well with other software. You can extend the vehicle math models with other simulation tools, perform optimization/DOE (design of experiment), run tests with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and other activities involve simulating vehicle response. This page lists major partners who provide modeling/optimization software and services, and HIL test systems.

Companies that can measure vehicle and tire data are listed here.

Modeling and Optimization

You can extend the well-established vehicle math models with other simulation tools to add advanced controllers, perform optimization/DOE (design of experiment), run tests with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and other activities involve simulating vehicle response.

Math Works The MathWorks, Inc. provides MATLAB and Simulink software for technical computing. The math models for CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim are provided with S-Function blocks that let you include them in your Simulink models. You can run Simulink models from within the GUI of CarSim, and BikeSim, and TruckSim, or, run the models from within the Simulink GUI.
TNO (Delf-Tyre)

TNO Automotive provides a full range of products and services to measure, model and simulate tire behavior. The Delft-Tyre software uses the most recent version of the magic formula and is integrated with BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim. The TNO Swift tire model is also supported.

National Instruments
National Instruments provides LabVIEW, the industry's leading software for automated test and data acquisition.
ETAS ETAS ASCET is a simulation environment that can be used to extend models from BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim with custom controllers and model components define with ANSI C.
Cayman Dynamics provides vehicle dynamics expertise to OEMs and suppliers, aftermarket suppliers and other companies in the transportation industry. This expertise includes vehicle and component development, on-road and laboratory testing and comprehensive vehicle dynamics training programs.

Real-Time Simulation with Hardware In The Loop (HIL)

The vehicle math modes from CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim are available ready to run on the major RT operating systems. A host computer with Windows runs the graphical database, animator, plotter, and supporting software. A target computer with the RT OS runs the math models together with data acquisition/transfer software. Motion information is broadcast "live" to support real-time animation as the tests are run. (More information is provided on the RT HIL page.)

dSpace dSPACE Inc. provides engineering tools for embedded controller software development and testing. dSPACE testing systems work with the Simulink real-time workshop (RTW). The math models from CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim run with point-and-click operation for single runs and batch operations, under the control of both the tools from Mechanical Simulation and those from dSpace.
Opal-RT provides RT-Lab systems with Intel/AMD processors and the QNX/Linux OS, with full support of the Simulink real-time workshop (RTW). The math models from CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim run with point-and-click operation for single runs and batch operations, under the control of both the tools from Mechanical Simulation and those from Opal-RT.
National Instruments
The LabVIEW RT module from National Instruments extends the capabilities of LabVIEW real-time HIL testing. LabVIEW RT Module serves as the real-time target for running CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim models using National Instruments high-performance PXI controllers.
The LabCar product family includes software, hardware, and models suitable for integration into tailor-made testing systems, with full support of the Simulink real-time workshop (RTW). CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim are available as compiled S-Functions for the LABCAR environment.
Fujitsu Ten
The Computer Aided Multi-Analysis System (CRAMAS), originally developed as the Hardware In the Loop Simulator (HILS) by Fujitsu Ten, can simulate the real-time behavior of a vehicle that is the target of control. CarSim RT is available for CRAMAS.
AND Technology
AND Technology provides high-speed measurement and control systems that can be customized for a wide variety of applications, including real-time simulation using CarSim RT.

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Vehicle and Tire Data

The virtual vehicle is assembled from datasets, similar in concept to the way a physical vehicle is assembled from parts and subsystems. BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim are provided with example datasets that cover many representative vehicles.

In addition, several companies that are familiar with the data necessary for our simulations are listed here. They can provide you with information about measuring your vehicle at a reasonable cost.

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