Marburg, March 24th, 2014 – VI-grade, the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation, today announced that the Brazilian academic institute “Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos” from Universidade de São Paulo” is installing the breakthrough driving simulator technology VI-DriveSim Static to investigate new methods to improve road and vehicle safety.
The project is realized in collaboration with PSA do Brasil, a strategic VI-grade customer in the Brazilian territory; the Brazilian vehicle manufacturer will provide a realistic cockpit suitable for the static simulator, a selection of VI-CarRealTime vehicle models as well as experienced technical support.
“We are impressed with the technology offered by VI-DriveSim and decided to adopt it for our activities,” said Ana Paula C. Larocca, Doctor Professor from the Department of Transportation Engineering of the Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos from the Universidade de São Paulo. “We will use the VI-DriveSim solution to perform a series of road safety studies, investigating the behaviour of the driver on a selected 10-miles portion of the highway in Sao Paulo area that statistically shows a higher-than-average accident rate. In detail, thanks to an eye-tracking device, we will use VI-DriveSim to virtually investigate the influence on the driver’s reactions to different layouts of road signs.”
“We are extremely happy to report another successful installation of VI-DriveSim in South America”, said Guido Bairati, Sales Director, VI-grade. “We are looking forward to the outcomes of this exciting application of our VI-DriveSim solution conducted by Universidade de São Paulo and PSA do Brasil. This project is also very important for us since we are going to integrate our static simulator technology with products from high quality partners for traffic simulation and eye tracking systems.”
VI-DriveSim is a revolutionary turnkey solution, which provides automotive engineers with a complete set of innovative, integrated driving simulators for a new generation approach to system-level simulation, allowing companies to bridge the gap between virtual prototyping and testing. VI-DriveSim provides the ability of "feeling" the results of your simulations in a very immersive environment starting from early phases of the development process. Based on a compact driving simulator architecture with respect to conventional simulators and powered by VI-grade's flagship product VI-CarRealTime, VI-DriveSim enables a seamless combination of any source of real-time signals and allows an instantaneous two-ways synchronization with ADAMS Car, the de-facto worldwide standard solutions for automotive engineering. VI-DriveSim is available in two different configurations: static and dynamic, and is fully scalable, meaning that it is possible to upgrade from static to dynamic simulator recycling virtually all components that have been already purchased. For further information, click here.
Multicorpos is an exclusive software reseller for CAE analyses in Latin America for the most prestigious companies in these fields, such as MSC Software for structural and dynamic analyses, FEV for virtual engine simulation and VI-grade for specialized system-level simulation solutions. Multicorpos also includes a dedicated service team able to perform advanced dynamic analyses using the computational tool for Multibody Systems by means of MSC.ADAMS. The team also owns expertise in structural analyses using the technique of finite elements simulation as well as in the analysis of fluid systems using computational techniques (CFD). Located in the high tech district of São Carlos, Multicorpos provides counseling support in the business area and relies on qualified human resources through a close relationship with two of the most important universities (UFSCar and USP). For additional information, click here.