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Jan-19 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, BikeSim, and SuspensionSim 2019.0
Jun-18 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2018.1
Feb-18 Mechanical Simulation Introduces Modular Design for CarSim and TruckSim
Dec-17 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2018
Mar-17 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 2017
Dec-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017.0
Dec-16 Mechanical Simulation Upgrades NIOSH's QuadDS Driving Simulator
Feb-16 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 2016
Dec-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2016
Oct-15 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Engineering Driving Simulator to Canadian Tire
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 9.0
May-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases BikeSim 9.0
Apr-15 Mechanical Simulation Corporation Joins University of Michigan's MTC Affiliates Program
Feb-15 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 9.0
Nov-14 Meritor and Meritor-WABCO Purchase QuadDS Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Oct-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim 9.0
Mar-14 Terence J. Rhoades, President of Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Honored with SAE International Medal of Honor
Feb-14 Mechanical Simulation Releases SuspensionSim 8.2
Dec-13 Mechanical Simulation Delivers Human-Hardware-in-the-Loop Driving Simulator to Geely Automobile
Aug-13 Mechanical Simulation Releases TruckSim 8.2
Jul-13 National Transportation Safety Board Takes Delivery of a 3 DOF Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation
Mar-13 Mechanical Simulation Announces New Representation Agreement in India with Xitadel
Feb-13 Mechanical Simulation Purchases SuspensionSim
Jan-13 BikeSim 3.2 is Released
Jan-13 CarSim 8.2 is Released
Dec-12 BikeSim Identifies Vibration Modes in Racing Motorcycles
Dec-12 RPUG Award Presented to Mike Sayers
Nov-12 Mechanical Simulation Earns 2012 Award for Exceptional Engineering Support
Apr-12 Partnership with Altair Engineering
Jan-12 TruckSim 8.1 Released

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Mechanical Simulation Announces New Representation Agreement in India with Xitadel

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 7, 2013 - Mechanical Simulation Corporation, developer of vehicle dynamics simulation tools CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim, and the kinematics model SuspensionSim, announced today an agency agreement with Xitadel CAE Technologies India Private Limited. Xitadel, based in Jayanagar Bangalore Kamataka, India, will represent the full range of Mechanical Simulation Corporation products in India.

CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim simulate the performance of cars, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles for vehicle dynamics, handling, vehicle control development and test engineering applications. SuspensionSim simulates the kinematic behavior of vehicle suspension systems.

Xitadel recently completed purchase of a portion of the business interests in India of the Allegis Group Services (India) Private Limited (ASI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegis Group Inc. ASI has represented Mechanical Simulation Corporation in India since early 2009.

"Mechanical Simulation is very pleased to announce our new agency agreement with Xitadel, and the opportunity this will create to enhance relationships with existing customers as well as to create new users in India," said Terry Rhoades, president of Mechanical Simulation. "Xitadel will continue our reputation for excellent sales and technical support in India with many of the same staff employed by ASI for this purpose. This transition of trained and talented staff to Xitadel will ensure the ongoing growth of our markets in India, and continue our strong tradition of excellent customer support."

CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim use the VehicleSim architecture to provide accurate and realistic predictions of vehicle dynamics in a form that can be easily used by engineers, technical and marketing staffs. CarSim simulates the acceleration, braking, handling and ride of cars and car-trailer combinations over any road surface or terrain and can be applied to passenger cars, race cars, light trucks and utility vehicles. This software is used to design, develop, test and plan vehicle programs, and empowers engineers to make better decisions involving vehicle dynamics, and prove initial concepts, select components and perform advanced analysis of existing vehicles.

TruckSim operates just like CarSim, but with specific alterations to allow for simulation of medium to heavy trucks and buses, which use a different steering system than cars. TruckSim also accounts for dual tires, multiple axle configurations and wide range of tractor-trailer combinations.

BikeSim is specifically designed to simulate the behavior of motorcycles and scooters for engineers who do not have the months or years necessary to learn to use older simulation methods. BikeSim analyzes the response to rider's inputs - steering torque, braking, shifting, throttle, body lean and lateral shifting of the body mass.

"Xitadel is pleased to establish this partnership with Mechanical Simulation," said Prakash "Krish" Krishnaswamy, CEO of Xitadel. "CarSim and related products from Mechanical Simulation are technology solutions of choice in the industry for traditional vehicle dynamics applications. They are especially relevant to the development of new mechatronics systems in active safety, advanced powertrain and suspension systems. These are areas of growth in emerging markets like India."

About Xitadel CAE Technologies India Private Limited: Xitadel offers leading edge technology solutions to the markets we serve. These technologies, complemented with our broad and deep domain expertise, deliver elevated value to our customers. The company has an especially sharp focus on computer aided engineering (CAE), crash, vehicle dynamics, vehicle simulation, lightweight materials, optimization, etc. Xitadel partners with leading sources of technology, such as Mechanical Simulation Corporation, BetaCAE and Livemore Software Technology Corp. The technology solutions we offer span multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction equipment, medical devices, etc.

About the Allegis Group: Allegis Group, Inc., a private company founded in 1983, is one of the largest global staffing and recruiting firms. Allegis Group serves its customers through several business units that provide human capital solutions to a wide range of industries. Allegis Group's business units include Aerotek, a provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services and solutions; TEKsystems, a provider of IT staffing and consulting services; MarketSource, a provider of outsourced sales and marketing solutions; Major, Lindsey & Africa, a legal staffing and search firm; Aston Carter, an IT recruitment company; and Allegis Group Services, a provider of human capital consulting and workforce management solutions. Headquartered in Hanover, Md., Allegis Group has offices in over 300 cities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

About Mechanical Simulation Corporation: Mechanical Simulation Corporation is a technology leader in the development and distribution of advanced software used to simulate vehicle performance and handling under a wide variety of conditions involving interactions between the 3D dynamic vehicle response, advanced controllers, driver controls and 3D roads. Established in 1996, Mechanical Simulation provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages, training and ongoing support to more than 50 OEMs, over 60 Tier 1 supliers and more than 200 universities and government research groups worldwide. The Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters coordinates with global sales agents who provide local distribution and technical support. To learn more, visit www.carsim.com.

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