Fine-tune your chassis, develop the right balance, select the right tires, tune the transmission, seamlessly set up your control systems
Driven or autonomous, Ride & Handling are key attributes in developing any new vehicle:
Does the car handle and ride well?
Does it instill confidence?
Does it feel safe and stable?
These are challenges that Ride & Handling engineers must address.
In this age of active safety and autonomous vehicles, these fundamental vehicle characteristics are more complicated. Customers are more demanding, and chassis technologies and control systems are more sophisticated.
With so many available options to choose from, selecting what’s right for your brand and your product is more critical and more complex than ever.
Using off-line simulations, vehicle dynamics software helps CAE engineers seamlessly obtain the corresponding real-time representation of their vehicles from detailed multibody models. These are then used to develop, tune and optimize vehicle chassis components to meet various project requirements. Identical models are easily transferred to VI-grade’s Driving Simulators to evaluate the subjective feel of the vehicle. This also facilitates crucial collaboration between engineers and test drivers, as well as between automotive OEMs and suppliers.
VI-grade’s Driving Simulators are unrivalled in capability and lead the industry for OEM development in Vehicle Dynamics and Ride & Handling. Our software is uniquely designed to seamlessly integrate with our driving simulator capabilities. For steering feel, limit handling, or chassis controls, VI-grade’s solution ecosystem is unmatched.
Only VI-grade bridges the gap between testing and simulation so you can accelerate your development process and evolve towards eventual virtual sign-off.
A typical driving simulator configuration for Ride & Handling studies consists of:
A STATIC or full-motion DYNAMIC Simulator – Most VI-grade customers have both to test and tune different types of systems
A cockpit from a real car, whichhelps increase the realism and immersion of the driving experience
Active systems like belts, seat, brake and shakers that give the driver additional cues
Control systems can also be added both as Software-in-the-Loop or Hardware-in-the-Loop
This document spotlights the challenges engineers face in the development of automotive complex and interconnected systems in the era of the electric vehicle. It also illustrates the many benefits of using driving simulator technology to support and accelerate the ride and handling development process, both for suppliers and OEMs.
Click the thumbnail below to receive the download link of the white paper titled "HOW ELECTRIFICATION IS TRANSFORMING AUTOMOTIVE RIDE & HANDLING DEVELOPMENT".
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