CarSim

CarSim delivers the most accurate, detailed and efficient methods for simulating the performance of passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks. With twenty years of real-world validation by automotive engineers, CarSim is universally the preferred tool for analysing Vehicle Dynamics, developing Active Controllers, calculating a car’s performance characteristics, and Engineering Next-Gen active safety systems.

Current version: 2020.0

Figure 1: CarSim GUI and Visualizer

CarSim Advantages

CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim are used worldwide by over 110 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and over 200 universities and government research labs for more information visit https://www.carsim.com/company/customers/index.php. Here are some reasons why so many engineers have selected CarSim:CarSim is used extensively by 7 of the 10 largest automotive OEMs. OEM users consistently find close agreement between CarSim predictions and test results.

  1. CarSim works as a standalone application; it does not require any other software to perform simulations.
  2. CarSim has a standard interface to MATLAB/Simulink for more information visit https://www.carsim.com/products/supporting/simulink/index.php.
  3. CarSim allows users to build complex scenarios and test event sequences here one such example of Sine with dwell for ESC testing.
  4. CarSim supports:
a. Software-in-the-loop
b. Model-in-the-loop
 

Figure 2 :  CarSim Software in the loop (SIL) testing for Controller Development

6. CarSim has an intuitive user interface and powerful analysis tools.
7. CarSim supports vehicle sensors and interactive traffic for V2V and ADAS development.
8. CarSim includes numerous example vehicles, roads, and procedures to assist first-time users.
9. CarSim includes over 2200 pages of indexed documentation covering all aspects of the software.
10. CarSim includes example datasets for 20 vehicle types (with about 80 variants in total), used in about 200 example simulations.
11. CarSim is economical in comparison to other commercial vehicle dynamics software tools.