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Issue: Nov 2014


Mechanical Simulation Provides Driving Simulator to Meritor



Meritor and Meritor-WABCO Purchase QuadDS Driving Simulator from Mechanical Simulation Corporation

by Jon Knox

Mechanical Simulation Corporation has delivered a reconfigurable engineering driving simulator to Meritor and Meritor WABCO. The QuadDS driving simulator features Mechanical Simulation's flagship vehicle simulation software product - TruckSim® for Driving Simulators. The simulator will be used by the two organizations as a tool to test, evaluate and demonstrate innovative mechanical modifications and adaptive control systems at trade shows and technical conferences.

The QuadDS simulator debuted at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference, and was used to demonstrate the advantages of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in a commercial trucking application. At the click of a button, the ESC could be enabled so drivers could experience the benefits of the system.

The simulator was then reconfigured to demonstrate the advantages of Meritor’s ProTec suspension upgrade kit for FMTV military vehicles at the AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In this scenario, drivers compared the vehicle’s standard solid axle suspension with Meritor’s fully independent suspension kit while driving in a custom designed, 3D military scene that included rural roads, an interactive military base, realistic traffic vehicles. Here is Meritor’s description of the event: http://prn.to/1tkRx5C.

“The QuadDS proved to be the perfect tool for demonstrating complex technologies to a large number of customers and potential partners," said Bob McGinnis, Mechanical Simulation senior account manager. “Since the QuadDS runs TruckSim, customers immediately understand that the driving simulator is a true engineering tool based on validated physics.”

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 Ann Arbor, Mich., company was established in 1996 and provides car, truck and motorcycle simulation packages and interactive driving simulators to more than 90 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and over 160 universities and government research groups worldwide. For more information, visit www.carsim.com.



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