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Technology Partners: Software and Hardware

CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim work well with other software. You can extend the vehicle math models with other simulation tools, perform optimization/DOE (design of experiment), run tests with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and other activities involve simulating vehicle response. This page lists major partners who provide modeling/optimization software and services, and HIL test systems.

Companies that can measure vehicle and tire data are listed here.

Extending, Modeling and Optimization

You can extend the well-established vehicle math models with other simulation tools to add advanced controllers, perform optimization/DOE (design of experiment), run tests with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), and other activities involve simulating vehicle response.

Ahlman Engineering Ahlman Engineering services include custom development and application of Dynamic, a vehicle dynamics simulation suite extending CarSim's physics specific to the needs of OEMs and race teams. Dynamic includes a relational database, highly customizable UI and high-speed cloud computing integration. Ahlman Engineering's "feel for the numbers" and significant background applying Design of Experiments are instrumental in helping achieve customer objectives.
Ahlman Engineering atlatec GmbH digitizes arbitrary road networks with a high precision mobile mapping system as a service. Objects like lane markings, traffic signs, guard rails, guide posts, keep out areas, curb stones and many more can be surveyed. The resulting 3D map can thereafter be imported into CarSim. Real world geometries for ADAS simulations allow you to run your virtual tests realistically.
Ahlman Engineering AVSimulation is the producer of SCANeRStudioTM a worldwide leader of driving simulation for automotive driver assistance systems, autonomous and connected vehicles and ergonomics. CarSim and SCANeRStudioTM work together to on high performance driving simulators and standalone software-in-the-loop applications.
Cayman Dynamics provides vehicle dynamics expertise to OEMs and suppliers, aftermarket suppliers and other companies in the transportation industry. This expertise includes vehicle and component development, on-road and laboratory testing and comprehensive vehicle dynamics training programs.
ETAS ETAS ASCET is a simulation environment that can be used to extend models from BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim with custom controllers and model components define with ANSI C.
Math Works MathWorks, Inc. provides MATLAB and Simulink software for technical computing. The math models for CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim are provided with S-Function blocks that let you include them in your Simulink models. You can run Simulink models from within the GUI of CarSim, and BikeSim, and TruckSim, or, run the models from within the Simulink GUI.
National Instruments
National Instruments provides LabVIEW, the industry's leading software for automated test and data acquisition.
TNO (Delf-Tyre)
rFpro allows Mechanical Simulation customers to test and validate their CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim models in a photo-realistic, high-definition scene demonstrating public roads, proving grounds, and race circuits. rFpro scenes support weather and daylight transitions. rFpro scenes can be built using LiDAR-scanned, real world, road data for accurate 3D representations. rFpro is used in testing, and validation of ADAS, autonomous systems, and vehicle dynamics. rFpro can be used on workstations, driving simulators and real-time platforms serving high-definition and accurate terrain data.
TNO (Delf-Tyre)
TASS International is the producer of PreScan and Delft-Tyre. PreScan software for simulating complex traffic networks for developing active safety systems, automated driving systems and connected vehicle systems. PreScan is compatible with CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim vehicle dynamics simulation software. Delft-Tyre is a tire behavior assessment and modeling tool. This software based on the Pacejka Magic Formula and is integrated for use with BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim. The MF-Tyre and MF-Swift tire models are both supported.
TNO (Delf-Tyre)
TraceTronic GmbH produces ECU-TEST which supports the use of CarSim in both MiL and HiL environments. From within ECU-TEST you can load, parameterize and execute CarSim maneuvers and change the vehicle features of a data set. In order to evaluate the behavior of a system under test, you can access the initial values and analyze the temporal recording.

Real-Time Simulation with Hardware In The Loop (HIL)

The vehicle math modes from CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim are available ready to run on the major RT operating systems. A host computer with Windows runs the graphical database, animator, plotter, and supporting software. A target computer with the RT OS runs the math models together with data acquisition/transfer software. Motion information is broadcast "live" to support real-time animation as the tests are run. (More information is provided on the RT HIL page.)

AND Technology
AND Technology provides high-speed measurement and control systems that can be customized for a wide variety of applications, including real-time simulation using CarSim RT.
Concurrent Real-Time develops SIMulation Workbench (SimWB) software that run on Concurrent's RedHawk Linux RTOS. SimWB is a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and man-in-the-loop (MIL) scheduling executive which allows users to intergrate models built in MATLAB/Simulink with hand coded models and easily connect model variables to system I/0. For testing and rapid prototyping.
dSpace dSPACE Inc. provides engineering tools for embedded controller software development and testing. dSPACE testing systems work with the Simulink real-time workshop (RTW). The math models from CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim run with point-and-click operation for single runs and batch operations, under the control of both the tools from Mechanical Simulation and those from dSPACE.
The LabCar product family includes software, hardware, and models suitable for integration into tailor-made testing systems, with full support of the Simulink real-time workshop (RTW). CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim are available as compiled S-Functions for the LABCAR environment.
Fujitsu Ten
The Computer Aided Multi-Analysis System (CRAMAS), originally developed as the Hardware In the Loop Simulator (HILS) by Fujitsu Ten, can simulate the real-time behavior of a vehicle that is the target of control. CarSim RT is available for CRAMAS.
National Instruments
The LabVIEW RT module from National Instruments extends the capabilities of LabVIEW real-time HIL testing. LabVIEW RT Module serves as the real-time target for running CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim models using National Instruments high-performance PXI controllers.
Opal-RT provides RT-Lab systems with Intel/AMD processors and the QNX/Linux OS, with full support of the Simulink real-time workshop (RTW). The math models from CarSim, BikeSim, and TruckSim run with point-and-click operation for single runs and batch operations, under the control of both the tools from Mechanical Simulation and those from Opal-RT.

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Vehicle and Tire Data

The virtual vehicle is assembled from datasets, similar in concept to the way a physical vehicle is assembled from parts and subsystems. BikeSim, CarSim, and TruckSim are provided with example datasets that cover many representative vehicles.

In addition, several companies that are familiar with the data necessary for our simulations are listed here. They can provide you with information about measuring your vehicle at a reasonable cost.

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