Marburg, May 14th, 2014 – VI-grade, the leading provider of best-in-class products and services to bridge the gap between real world testing and technical simulation, today announced that Venturi Automobiles selected VI- CarRealTime, the specialized real-time vehicle simulation environment from VI-grade, to design and optimize the dynamic performance of its electric vehicles.
"VI-CarRealTime will enable us to improve our vehicle design skills and to check carefully dynamic performances of our electric cars prior building real prototypes" says Nicolas Mauduit, Chief Technical Officer of Venturi. “It will represent another step forward in increasing the overall quality of our vehicle development process and we foresee a lot of possibilities. Using a powerful simulation tool is a great asset to anticipate the behavior of components in complex and various situations.”
Venturi Automobiles is a French electric vehicle pioneer, which history is marked by several world premières, speed records, distance and endurance unassisted expeditions in unlikely places for an electric vehicle and innovations for extreme conditions. Its skillful teams design solutions that have constantly proven to be efficient and specifically develop electric motors and powertrains for each application.
Since Venturi created the first electric sports car, it has particularly engaged in advanced technology programs to develop seductive and high-performance sports cars and America is its latest zero-emission creation. This crossover is the result of Venturi’s technological innovations and spirit that will be celebrated at the Paris Motor Show (October 2014) for the thirtieth anniversary of the brand.
“We are extremely excited about the collaboration with Venturi Automobiles”, says Guido Bairati, Sales Director of VI-grade. “The addition of this important new customer to the comprehensive list of VI- CarRealTime customers reconfirms the strategic value of our solution in the automotive engineering process and proves the success of our sales distribution strategies within the French territory.”
VI-CarRealTime provides a vehicle simulation environment where the same simplified vehicle model can be used by vehicle dynamics and controls engineers to optimize vehicle and control system performance. The product enables engineers to perform quickly and easily large Design of Experiments (DOE) and multi-objective optimization studies. VI-CarRealTime is the only real-time solution available in the market that can export automatically and seamlessly a real-time vehicle model directly from ADAMS/CarTM. Similarly, VI-CarRealTime also enables to share component property files such as tires, springs, dampers, and bumpstops with ADAMS/CarTM. VI-CarRealTime provides validated models, which can be used by controls and hydraulic engineers to optimize the controller design based on accurate vehicle performance. VI-CarRealTime can be integrated with Matlab Simulink for controls systems.
About Venturi Automobiles
Since 2000, Venturi Automobiles and its President Gildo Pallanca Pastor have been pursuing a sustained electric vehicle innovation policy. Venturi is a leader in high performance electric vehicles developing a range of sports, urban and utility cars, as well as being the current holder of the world land speed record for an electric vehicle with 495kph (307mph). For additional information click here.