CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim software tools simulate and animate dynamic tests of cars, motorcycles, scooters, racecars, and trucks, using standard Windows PCs. The math models, based on 30 years of university research in vehicle dynamics, simulate braking, handling, ride, stability, and acceleration with high fidelity. Core models can be extended with other software such as Simulink. The internal toolbox of VS Command language adds a powerful run-time programming capability that allows users to write their own code into the solver by which to define new variables, import and export variables, perform basic math functions (including branching), or even add new differential equations. Real-time versions test hardware-in-the-loop (HIL). Engineers use driving simulators with CarSim to feel subtle aspects of performance.
Engineers at OEMs use our software to prove initial concepts, select components, accelerate physical testing programs, and analyze proposed and existing vehicles. Suppliers test components on vehicles that are not yet available. Easy sharing of data sets and animations via e-mail facilitate joint development programs between OEMs and suppliers. The software is easy to use, so more and more engineers making decisions involving vehicle behavior use Mechanical Simulation products to make better decisions more quickly.