Company Press Releases
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
Archived press releases
Mechanical Simulation Releases BikeSim 9.0
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 21, 2015 - Mechanical Simulation Corporation is proud to announce the release of BikeSim 9.0 vehicle dynamics software. According to Dr. Michael Sayers, CEO and Chief Technology Officer, "We are in the process of upgrading all of our products, starting with CarSim 9.0 last year, and finishing with BikeSim this month. This is the most comprehensive upgrade since Mechanical Simulation was founded in 1996. BikeSim 9.0 has major enhancements to the math models, the visualization tools, the database, and the overall architecture."
Three-wheeled motorcycles are now in the market with two wheels in front, and BikeSim 9 adds a three-wheeled motorcycle, with the two front wheels connected by a lean-link system. "The three-wheeled model includes the full 3D nonlinear kinematics motions of the suspension, such as camber change, toe change, Ackermann steer, etc. These go far beyond the characteristics of conventional two-wheeled motorcycles," explained Dr. Yukio Watanabe, chief developer of BikeSim. Numerous improvements were also made to the existing math models, such as extending the tire model to handle asymmetric data, and 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 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies.
Other parts of the software package were also modified extensively, or in some cases, replaced completely. The plotting tool used since the earliest versions of the software has been replaced with plotting capabilities within VS Visualizer, the tool used to generate videos for simulated cameras. Plots and videos are now synchronized.
For more information on BikeSim 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 110 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, over 200 universities and government research groups worldwide, and the vehicle dynamics models used in more than 1400 driving simulators. For more information, visit www.carsim.com.
Visualizer provides interactive synchronized video animation and plots for a three-wheeled motorcycle in BikeSim 9.0.