Major release of real-time software (VI-CarRealTime and VI-Driver), vertical products (VI-Automotive, VI-Motorcycle, VI-Aircraft) and driving simulation solutions (VI-DriveSim) bring to customers better flexibility, an improved user experience and support of real-time applications for more advanced components
Marburg, May 2nd, 2019 – VI-grade today announced the release of v19.0 of its software product suite. The release includes major product features and several usability enhancements in the following products: VI-CarRealTime and VI-Driver (real-time software); VI-DriveSim (driving simulation solutions); and VI-Automotive, VI-Motorcycle, VI-Aircraft (vertical products).
Selected new features of VI-CarRealTime v19.0 include:
Automatic model variant response module
Allows to easily execute a given plan of experiments
Define model parameters values and range
Select events or scenario to be tested
Define the metric to be monitored
Automatically generate the related reports
New engine mount layout options (bushings on body chassis, torque
Vehicle chassis flexibility with body-on-frame architecture
New demo vehicles
Improved driveline modelling options, to specify e.g. gear shifting maps or specific inertias.
Design time scaling factors for suspension elements (dampers, springs,
VI-SpeedGen can optionally consider the suspension travel while predicting the limit speed profile computation
(For motorsport applications): Aerodynamic balance and electric motors regeneration state can be parametrized on the on-track position
VI-CarRealTime solver now able to produce additional output signals:
Roll center height for all full vehicle simulations
ABS & TCS activity
Possibility to configure multiple solver plugins
Scriptable (python) custom post-processing
VI-CarRealTime SDK now includes an executable able to perform simulations with forced “Save&Restore” operation
Selected new features of VI-DriveSim v19.0 include:
VI-DriveSim environment opened to 3rd party vehicle solvers
Template for Matlab/Simulink
Input File management
VI-CarRealTime model input files can be used for different experiments:
Override road data file
Redefine vehicle initial position/orientation
Possible to inherit the lap sensor directly from the road file (explicit reference to a drd file still supported for special cases)
Support of angle tracking control mode in addition to the regular torque tracking mode
Active belts systems with independent left/right actuators now supported by the graphical interface
“I’m very impressed with the new DOE expansion (Investigation Mode) of VI-CarRealTime v19. For us it will be one of the most significant updates VI-CarRealTime has introduced over the past releases” – said one of the customers participating to the VI-CarRealTime v19 beta program.
The new releases, developed on top of Adams2018, are available on the completely revamped VI-grade download area at the link: https://www.vi-grade.com/en/reserved_area/software_download.
A complete list of new features and enhancements can be found in the Release Notes documents available for download at the same link.