Marburg, July 12th, 2012 – VI-grade GmbH, the leading provider of best-in-class products and services to bridge the gap between real world testing and technical simulation, today announced that J.A.S. Motorsport, Official partner of Honda - initially as works team and then as engineering and customer service provider - will use VI-Motorsport to optimize the behavior of their racing car in order to enter the WTCC Championship at the best
In detail, the engineers at J.A.S. Motorsport will use the vehicle dynamics technology provided by VI-grade to investigate suspension behavior, to export suspension curves to the vehicle modeling environment, to model track files starting from telemetry data and to predict laptime performance with different vehicle set-ups.
“In order to maximize the chances of our success, we need to explore as many vehicle variants as possible in the shortest time possible,” says Andrea Adamo, Chief Designer, J.A.S. Motorsport. “Thanks to the real-time capabilities of VI-Motorsport, we can virtually run endless configurations of our vehicle on realistic models of tracks, identifying the best vehicle setup for each track. This is a key point for our racing team that is committed to set the pace and win the race!”
“We are very excited about the collaboration with J.A.S. Motorsport” says Guido Bairati, Sales Director of VI-grade. “We are looking forward to supporting the success of this team that joins today the community of our customers belonging to the racing industry.”
About J.A.S. Motorsport
J.A.S. Motorsport was founded in 1995 to compete in professional racing categories (ITC/DTM, Super Touring, GT and Rally) on behalf of car manufacturers. Since 1998 JAS is Official Partner of Honda in Touring Car Racing. The headquarter is located in a modern building in the immediate outskirts of Milan, Italy, in a strategic position for road links with major European routes and the international airports of Linate and Malpensa. It covers a surface area of 2500 square meters including the following departments: Car assembly area, Data Acquisition and wiring, Gearbox assembly and rebuilding, Shock Absorbers Assembly and Testing, Chassis Construction, Tool Machine shop, Warehouse, Conference Room.
VI-Motorsport is a software environment for vehicle modelling and dynamic analysis, which helps race cars designers and track engineers to predict vehicle performance when set-up parameters are modified, before the car is built and also in support of race events. VI-Motorsport is based on a faster-than-real-time simulation solver which can predict the virtual car behaviour and has been extensively validated against test data in various race car series. The VI-Motorsport environment is complemented by the ability to create road data (both drivelines and tire contact profiles) starting either from GPS, laser or telemetry data measurements, or from a fully analytical description. VI-Motorsport will also write out data that is fully compatible with ATLAS from McLaren Electronic Systems, making it simple to integrate with existing tools. Finally VI-grade’s advanced driver model allows users to drive the vehicle model around the specified track. For all those companies involved in the process of finding best vehicle set-up and performance whilst at the same time limiting economic resources, VI- Motorsport is an unprecedented support and a revolutionary aid to the engineering team. VI-Motorsport includes the following software modules: VI-CarRealTime, VI-Road, VI-Tires, VI-Driver, VI-Animator and VI-SuspensionGen.