One of the most important needs of engineers and designers in the automotive industry has always been to be able to have reliable data available quickly and to evaluate the various variants starting from the design phase.
Today, the objective is achieved thanks to the use of Driving Simulators: the ultimate virtual design tool, allowing companies, suppliers and research institutes to bridge the gap between physical testing and simulation.
Moreover, Driving Simulators give designers and managers new, unimaginable opportunities to develop vehicles in line with contemporary trends and able to successfully solve market challenges.
Are you looking for the highest and most profitable cooperation between engineers and test drivers? We are able to offer you the best solution.
RENT SIMCENTER DETROIT TO DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS
Automotive designers do not always have access to a driving simulator to progress their design more quickly. However, access is now possible thanks to the network of VI-grade's SimCenters: a growing cluster of engineering sites located worldwide aimed at giving you access to state-of-the-art technology and expertise to shift from testing to simulation.
Multimatic and VI-grade are happy to present SimCenter Detroit, an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center in the greater Detroit area. The virtual world of driver-in-the-loop simulation helps greatly reduce the duration and cost of vehicle development.
SimCenter Detroit features the highly acclaimed DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator characterized by a novel, 9-degrees-of-freedom motion platform. Its ability to accurately reproduce both high frequency and large motion in longitudinal, lateral and yaw directions makes VI-grade’s DiM250 a unique engineering tool, suitable for evaluating vehicle ride and handling dynamics in the virtual world as never before.
Also onsite is VI-grade’s static COMPACT Simulator, specifically utilized for verifying model integrity before being implemented on the DiM250.
“Multimatic’s operating philosophy, ‘Strength Through Technology,’ is what drives us towards innovation and product excellence every day. SimCenter Detroit is the next evolutionary step in the development of our company and its products. The technology that VI-grade has been able to develop with their Driver-in-Motion system is extraordinary and Multimatic couldn’t be more excited to bring DiM250 to the United States. Multimatic is looking forward to the continued technical partnership with VI-grade as we leverage their technology for future innovation in a highly competitive market” said Michael Guttilla, Vice President of Engineering, Multimatic.
“The adoption of our driving simulation technology at Multimatic is a direct consequence of our long-lasting partnership and will for sure bring mutual advantages to our companies”, said Bob Ryan, President, VI-grade. “We are extremely excited about having the chance of giving North American automotive and motorsport customers the possibility of directly experiencing the advantages of this technology through the establishment of this new SimCenter
Book a dedicated session at SimCenter Detroit! The facility will be operated by Multimatic, a global leader in vehicle dynamics engineering, as an extension of its current driving simulators in Canada and England andis optimized to meet customer demand for rapid, cost-effective development of next-generation vehicles that incorporate features such as driver assistance and autonomous operation.
TURN THE KEY OF DESIGN
Driving simulators play a crucial role in the automotive development. Motorsport teams, car manufacturers and suppliers, universities, research and development institutes are transforming their engineering an activities with driving simulators.
Immediate access to simulation tools, with support and preparation from the Multimatic and VI-grade expert staff.
SimCenter Detroit is mostly dedicated to customers from the Americas. Other SimCenters exist in Europe and Japan. Additional SimCenters will be added in the near future.
Personalized sessions to make the best use of your time.
On-site support to help you on-the-fly.
Access seversl types of simulators at the facility on a pay-per-use basis.
Hold confidential meetings in dedicated rooms.
Optimize your design interacting with vehicle dyamics and motorsports experts.
SimCenter Rental helps customers bridge the gap between testing and simulation by providing flexible, direct access to a full range of driving simulators operated by software developers and experienced driving simulator engineers.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF SIMCENTER DETROIT
You can virtually visit SimCenter Detroit (located in Novi, MI), featuring our COMPACT Simulator and the first installation in North America of DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator, viewing the video trailer below.