Marburg, Feb 29th, 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 Italy-based Dromo, a development enterprise specialized in racetracks and motor structures, selected VI-Road, VI-grade’s software solution for three-dimensional performance road design, to redesign and optimize racetracks for an optimal combination of safety and entertainment.
With a proven twelve years experience through the greatest organizations and facilities all around the world, Dromo is working on projects involving national and international partners to develop modern, functional and safe structures, using the most advanced know-how in motorsport and official FIA, FIK and FIM regulations. In particular, Dromo is using VI-Road in conjunction with the custom developed software DroCAS™ to simulate and optimize the layout of the Italian racetrack in Imola, Mugello and the new Termas de Rio Hondo racetrack in Argentina, that will host MotoGP from 2013 on.
“Safety is the primary racetrack design concern since the dawn of the motorsport era: designers need to minimize the risk of racetracks during competitions, ensuring at the same time that the race is characterized by the highest level of entertainment”, says Jarno Zaffelli, Dromo. “Dromo’s approach to circuit design brings back the old school of road design, proven to be more difficult to do especially with the CAD software available today. But with modern software solutions and state-of-the-art technologies like VI-Road, it is today possible to simulate vehicle dynamics and behavior of race cars, designing and assessing motorsport circuits in order to increase safety, decreasing at the same time racetrack realization costs and maintenance costs.”
“We are excited about the application of our VI-Road technology at Dromo,” says Guido Bairati, Sales Director, VI-grade. “This demonstrates the efficiency of our software that can be used components of custom-specific solutions for redesigning and optimizing race tracks.”
VI-Road is the specialized software for three-dimensional road design from VI-grade. VI-Road enables to prepare accurate road data files for vehicle, motorcycle and aircraft simulations, using analytical descriptions as well as experimental measurements for a very realistic mapping of real-life road profiles and race tracks. VI-Road additionally supports a series of advanced capabilities, such as the possibility of modeling kerbs and of specifying variable friction coefficients and track disturbances. Thanks to an embedded solver, VI-Road enables to estimate the static limit speed profile for a given vehicle on a specified trajectory. VI-Road is compatible with other VI-grade products, such as VI-Driver, VI-Animator and VI-DriveSim. For additional information, please visit www.vi-grade.com.
Dromo (Applied Italian Circuit Design) is a development enterprise specialized in racetracks and motor structures. With a proven twelve years experience through the greatest organizations and facilities all around the world, is working on projects involving national and international partners to develop modern, functional and safe structures, using the most advanced know-how in motorsport and official FIA, FIK and FIM regulations. For additional information, please visit: http://www.studiodromo.it
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