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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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Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 9.0

ANN ARBOR, Mich., October 20, 2014 - Mechanical Simulation Corporation is proud to announce the release of CarSim 9.0 vehicle dynamics software. According to Dr. Michael Sayers, CEO and Chief Technology Officer, “CarSim 9 is the most significant upgrade to the product since its 1996 introduction by Mechanical Simulation. It features major enhancements to the math models, the visualization tools, the database, and the overall architecture.”

In Version 9, CarSim makes it even easier to simulate tests used by automotive manufacturers and suppliers to evaluate performance of vehicles that don’t yet exist, or to cover conditions that are difficult or too dangerous to handle with physical testing. Suppliers use CarSim as a vehicle platform for testing advanced controllers developed with other software, such as Simulink from The MathWorks.

Some of the changes in CarSim 9 are evolutionary, such as extending the tire model to handle asymmetric data, or increasing the number of add-on features such as sensors, payloads, etc. The number of roads and target paths was increased dramatically in support of customers developing ADAS and autonomous driving technologies. According to Sayers, “to support all the new features and extensions, the internal design of the math models had to be reworked. We expect the new architecture to facilitate creation of many more extensions over the next few years.”

Other parts of the software package were modified extensively, or replaced completely. The plotting tool used since the earliest versions of the software has been replaced with VS Visualizer, the tool used to generate videos for simulated cameras. Plots and videos are now synchronized. Sayers adds, “When you use the plot command to find the maximum value of a variable, all plots synchronize to that time, as do all video screens. Having multiple camera views and multiple plots all synchronized really speeds up the process of understanding complicated 3D behavior of the vehicle.”

Other significant changes include the redesign of the database to provide compatibility with modern PLM/software management systems and improve transfer of data between groups. CarSim 9 also includes a second-generation interface that simplifies the integration of CarSim vehicle models with existing Simulink controller models.

For more information on CarSim 9.0, please visit www.carsim.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 under a wide variety of conditions. The company was established in 1996, and from its Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages, training and ongoing support to more than 90 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and over 160 universities and government research groups worldwide. For more information, visit www.carsim.com.


A single button click brings up video animation and synchronized plots in CarSim 9.

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