Marburg, Jan 30th, 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 Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd (GAC), the leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, selected VI-CarRealTime, the specialized real-time vehicle simulation environment from VI-grade, to optimize the dynamic performance of its vehicles. In particular, the GAC research and development division will use VI-CarRealTime during the conceptual phase of new vehicles as well as for software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop/HIL applications. GAC is planning to take full advantage of some unique features available in VI-CarRealTime, such as the possibility to import data from K&C rig tests, the possibility to perform automatic Max Performance studies as well as of simulating ISO Lane Change maneuvers in closed loop with automatic detection of cones hitting.
"VI-CarRealTime will enable us to develop new vehicles characterized by excellent ride and handling performances" says Yang Rongshan, Director of CAE department, GAC. "Between all the good features of the product, we particularly appreciated the possibility of easily exchanging vehicle models with the ADAMS/Car platform; this significantly helped us to seamlessly plug VI-CarRealTime into our existing development processes."
“We are extremely excited about the collaboration with GAC” 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 Chinese 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/Car™. Similarly, VI-CarRealTime also enables to share component property files such as tires, springs, dampers, and bumpstops with ADAMS/Car™. 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. For further information, click here.
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. ("GAC") is integrally converted into a joint stock company from the former limited liability company on June 28th, 2005 and is composed by Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co., Ltd., Wanxiang Group Corporation, China National Machinery Industry Corporation, Guangzhou Iron & Steel Enterprises Group and Guangzhou Chime-Long Hotel Co. Ltd.
GAC’s main businesses cover the whole design and manufacturing of vehicle and parts, facing the domestic and foreign markets, sales of automobiles, auto logistics, auto finance, auto insurance and the related services. GAC Automotive Engineering Institute designs and manufactures several series of products such as multiple models and brands of passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, auto engines and main automobile parts. This makes of GAC an automotive company with an independent and integrated valve chain of manufacturing, supply, sales and R&D system. For additional information, click here.