Mechanical Simulation Releases CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2021.0

ANN ARBOR, Mich., January 7, 2021 - Mechanical Simulation Corporation is proud to announce the release of the 2021.0 versions of the vehicle simulation tools CarSim®, TruckSim®, BikeSim®, and SuspensionSim®.

The VehicleSim® software products, CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim, have long featured high-fidelity math models for vehicle dynamics that can simulate physical test results. The math models run fast enough to support real-time simulation with hardware in the loop (HiL) and can support massive optimization projects involving hundreds of thousands of simulations.

This release focuses on scenes and scenarios to improve ease of setup and testing. The user interface and math models have improved third-party software support. 

The databases include a new proving ground environment with nine testing areas, including a five-mile circle track, a hill grade surface, an on-grade split-mu surface, a split-mu surface, a rough road section, a 1000m straight, a 500m skid pad, a handling course, and an urban multi-lane environment. It includes over 600 built-in paths sections that may be combined as needed, or users can create their own.

In this day and age, no one company can create a tool to perform all the testing necessary to bring a vehicle to market. For this reason, we continue to develop tight interfaces to third-party software from technology partners like Epic Games, NVIDIA, atlatec, Foretellix, monoDrive, Siemens, and CARLA. This gives our users the ability to use some of the best development tools available today for things like photo realistic visualization, high-fidelity mapping, easy-to-use scenario setup, and sensor modeling which can be used with our state-of-the-art vehicle simulation environment.

The vehicle math models have also seen significant improvements, such as in the steering system calculations. VS Commands, our internal end-user coding language, has been extended and reworked for improved parsing and performance. This rearchitecting gives users a better experience and a foundation for more user-definable features. The software has received more support for built-in controllers for multiple-vehicles simulations. Linux support for FMI/FMU gives users another testing and simulation option.

"CarSim, TruckSim and BikeSim users have the best software we have produced to date. This allows our users to get their vehicle to market faster than ever before," noted Dr. Michael Sayers, CEO and Chief Technology Officer.

About Mechanical Simulation Corporation: Mechanical Simulation Corporation is a technology leader in the development and distribution of advanced software used to simulate vehicle performance under a wide variety of conditions. The company was established in 1996, and from its Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages, training and ongoing support to more than 90 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and over 160 universities and government research groups worldwide. For more information, please visit

Screenshots of the new Virtual Proving Ground

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