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Mar-17 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 2017
Dec-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017.0
Dec-16 Mechanical Simulation Upgrades NIOSH's QuadDS Driving Simulator
Feb-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 2016
Dec-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2016
Oct-15 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Engineering Driving Simulator to Canadian Tire
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 9.0
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases BikeSim 9.0
Apr-15 Mechanical Simulation Corporation Joins University of Michigan's MTC Affiliates Program
Feb-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 9.0
Nov-14 Meritor and Meritor-WABCO Purchase QuadDS Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Oct-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 9.0
Mar-14 Terence J. Rhoades, President of Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Honored with SAE International Medal of Honor
Feb-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 8.2
Dec-13 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Human-Hardware-in-the-Loop Driving Simulator to Geely Automobile
Aug-13 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 8.2
Jul-13 National Transportation Safety Board Takes Delivery of a 3 DOF Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Mar-13 Mechanical Simulation Announces New Representation Agreement in India with Xitadel
Feb-13 Mechanical Simulation Purchases SuspensionSim
Jan-13 BikeSim 3.2 is Released
Jan-13 CarSim 8.2 is Released
Dec-12 BikeSim Identifies Vibration Modes in Racing Motorcycles
Dec-12 RPUG Award Presented to Mike Sayers
Nov-12 Mechanical Simulation Earns 2012 Award for Exceptional Engineering Support
Apr-12 Partnership with Altair Engineering
Jan-12 TruckSim 8.1 Released

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CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim Are Now Available on Altair’s HyperWorks Partner Alliance

HyperWorks customers can access the Mechanical Simulation software suite on-demand without incremental investment

Ann Arbor, Mich. - April 4, 2012 - Mechanical Simulation Corporation, developer of vehicle dynamics simulation tools CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim, announced today an agreement with Altair Engineering that adds its software to the array of applications available through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA), a computer-aided engineering software suite. CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim simulate the performance of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and specialty vehicles for vehicle dynamics, handling, vehicle control development, and test engineering applications.

Altair HyperWorks customers can access Mechanical Simulation products through the HWPA, a suite of third-party applications from HyperWorks partners that can be employed with the same units used to invoke HyperWorks software. The flexibility of these HyperWorks Units empowers users to deploy the largest and most complete suite of CAE applications available at no incremental cost and with no long-term commitment.

“Mechanical Simulation is very pleased to announce our new partnership with Altair and the opportunity this will create to enhance relationships with existing customers and create new users throughout the industry.” Terry Rhoades, the President of Mechanical Simulation continued: “Access to our software tools through Altair’s HWPA will create new opportunities for CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim to be combined with other CAE tools, offering users the opportunity to create innovative tool chains of exceptional capability and value.”

CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim use the VehicleSim architecture to provide accurate and realistic predictions of vehicle dynamics in a form that can be easily used by engineers, technical and marketing staffs. CarSim simulates the acceleration, braking, handling and ride of cars and car-trailer combinations over any road surface or terrain and can be applied to passenger cars, racecars, light trucks, and utility vehicles. This software is used to design, develop, test, and plan vehicle programs and empowers engineers to make better decisions involving vehicle dynamics and prove initial concepts, select components, and perform advanced analysis of existing vehicles.

TruckSim operates just like CarSim, but with specific alterations to allow for simulation of medium to heavy trucks and buses, which use a different steering system than cars. TruckSim also accounts for dual tires, multiple axle configurations and a wide range of tractor-trailer combinations.

BikeSim is specifically designed to simulate the behavior of motorcycles and scooters for engineers who do not have the months or years necessary to learn to use older simulation methods. BikeSim analyzes the response to the rider's inputs - steering torque, braking, shifting, throttle, body lean, and lateral shifting of the body mass.

“The addition of Mechanical Simulations’ industry leading vehicle dynamics software satisfies a great demand among our vehicle manufacturing customers,” said Antoine Poussier, vice president of Global Partner Programs at Altair. “The ability to access CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim along with the entire HyperWorks and HWPA suites within one licensing platform is a truly unique value proposition.”

The HWPA strives to provide the most comprehensive offering of software applications across multiple relevant domains related to computer-aided engineering. The addition of CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim further enhances the flexibility of the HyperWorks Units and the overall value of Altair HyperWorks.

About Altair Engineering, Inc.
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 1,500 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 26-year-plus track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com and www.simulatetoinnovate.com .

About the HyperWorks Partner Alliance
Altair’s HyperWorks platform for enterprise analytics employs a revolutionary subscription-based licensing model where customers use floating licenses to access a broad suite of Altair-developed and third-party software applications on-demand. The HyperWorks Partner Alliance effectively extends the HyperWorks Platform from 28 internally developed solutions to more than 50 applications with the addition of new partner applications. Customers can invoke these third-party applications at no incremental cost using their existing HyperWorks licenses. Customers benefit from unmatched flexibility and access, resulting in maximum software utilization, productivity and ROI. For more information about the HyperWorks Partner Alliance, visit www.hyperworksalliance.com.

About Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Mechanical Simulation Corporation is a technology leader in the development and distribution of advanced software used to simulate vehicle performance and handling under a wide variety of conditions involving interactions between the 3D dynamic vehicle response, advanced controllers, driver controls, and 3D roads. Established in 1996, Mechanical Simulation provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages, training and ongoing support to more than 50 OEMs, over 60 Tier 1 suppliers and more than 200 universities and government research groups worldwide. The Ann Arbor, Michigan, headquarters coordinates with global sales agents who provide local distribution and technical support. To learn more, please visit www.carsim.com.

 


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