Marburg, Feb. 27th, 2013 – VI-grade GmbH, the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation, today announced that fiat do Brasil, the Brazilian division of Fiat Group Automobiles, installed VI-DriveSim Static, the breakthrough driving simulator technology developed by VI-grade, at their premises in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. The driving simulator will be used for vehicle set up optimization on different digital versions of existing tracks.
“We are impressed with the technology offered by VI-DriveSim. We believe that the driving simulator is an important tool for vehicle dynamic developments, improving the ride characteristics and reducing the development time. The possibility of starting the vehicle setup using a real driver before the prototypes is a great opportunity,” said Vinicius Leal, Fiat Automóveis S.A. Engenharia do Produto - Chassi - Cálculo e Simulações Virtuais. “In detail, we will use the VI-DriveSim solution to test and optimize vehicle dynamics on a digitalized test track provided by VI-grade and in the future our plans is to scan further test tracks in order to be able to virtually test the behavior of our cars in different setups. This kind of high fidelity solution using hardware in the loop in a dynamic simulator is ideal to use as a development tool for our dynamic engineers.”
“Automotive transportation represents a strategic market in our country and we are happy that an important reference such as Fiat do Brasil has selected Multicorpos as strategic partner for the implementation of a virtual prototyping process based on VI-DriveSim,” said Alvaro Costa Neto, Managing Director, Multicorpos Engenharia. “We are looking forward to supporting the local branch of Fiat Group Automobiles in getting the most advantage out of this exciting simulation solution.”
“We are extremely happy to report the first successful installation of VI-DriveSim in South America”, said Guido Bairati, Sales Director, VI-grade. “This demonstrates the efficiency of our commercial strategies in the Americas region, that relies on a network of experienced and respected resellers. We are looking forward to a continuous a fruitful collaboration in Brazil!”
VI-DriveSim is a revolutionary turnkey solution which provides automotive engineers with a complete set of innovative, integrated driving simulators for a new generation approach to system-level simulation, allowing companies to bridge the gap between virtual prototyping and testing. VI-DriveSim provides the ability of "feeling" the results of your simulations in a totally immersive environment starting from early phases of the development process. Based on a compact driving simulator architecture with respect to conventional simulators and powered by VI-grade's flagship product VI-CarRealTime, VI-Drivesim enables a seamless combination of any source of real-time signals and allows an instantaneous two-ways synchronization with ADAMS Car, the de-facto worldwide standard solutions for automotive engineering. VI-DriveSim is available in two different configurations: static and dynamic, and is fully scalable, meaning that it is possible to upgrade from static to dynamic simulator recycling virtually all components that have been already purchased.
Multicorpos is an exclusive software reseller for CAE analyses in Latin America for the most prestigious companies in these fields, such as MSC Software for structural and dynamic analyses, FEV for virtual engine simulation and VI-grade for specialized system-level simulation solutions. Multicorpos also includes a dedicated service team able to perform advanced dynamic analyses using the computational tool for Multibody Systems by means of MSC.ADAMS. The team also owns expertise in structural analyses using the technique of finite elements simulation as well as in the analysis of fluid systems using computational techniques (CFD). Located in the high tech district of São Carlos, Multicorpos provides counseling support in the business area and relies on qualified human resources through a close relationship with two of the most important universities (UFSCar and USP)
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