Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Products

Vehicle Dynamics Simulation


Mechanical Simulation produces and distributes software tools for simulating and analyzing the dynamic behavior of motor vehicles in response to steering, braking, and acceleration control inputs.

These software tools are extensively validated and correlated to real-world results as measured and observed by many automotive OEMs around the world.

Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Products

The simulation packages share many technical features: a user-friendly graphical interface and database, VS Visualizer (3D animator and plotting), and math models that have been validated by decades of research and yet run significantly faster than real time.

The vehicle simulation packages allow you to extend the models using the built-in VS Command language and/or external software such as MATLAB/Simulink, LabVIEW, C code, and others.

Furthermore, they can be run in real-time with hardware in the loop (HIL) or as driving simulators.

Vehicle Dynamics Simulation

Driving Simulation

Driving an Autonomous Vehicle around a building block or on a straight highway will never expose it to the endless accident-prone possibilities and situations that it can face in particular at night or in harsh weather conditions.

This is the reason why our software solution – SCANeR – has been selected by the largest car manufacturers (in volumes) for prototyping, validation and now massive simulation on either on premise or cloud based – and nearly unlimited – GPUs and CPUs.

With the rise of autonomy and connectivity the automotive industry is undergoing the fastest transformation since Henry Ford. It has become a race where all players have to run tremendous amounts of virtual scenarios in order to test captured data and drive billions of relevant digital miles faster than competition.

AVSimulation enables its clients to accelerate thanks to end-to-end simulation solutions including SCANeR™ the most open and complete simulation platform for the automotive industry, the most advanced driving simulators as well as all the associated services required to help them focus on their experimentation.



Innovate, Simulate Accelerate



With realistic models for the vehicle, the sensors and the environment, SCANeR studio is the central development and testing platform for many ADAS and autonomous vehicle use cases:

  • Active & Passive safety systems
  • V2X
  • HMI integration / evaluation
  • Collision avoidance, Warning, Assistance systems
  • Automatic parking
  • Autonomous driving L3, L4, L5
  • Validation
  • Training

The SCANeR studio Essential package includes a library of the premium CALLAS vehicle dynamics models ready to be used for high-end driving simulators and automotive engineering:

  • Supermini Gas/diesel/electric
  • SmallFamily Gas/diesel/electric, clutch/converter/CVT
  • LargeFamily Gas/diesel
  • Executive standard/sport
  • SUV (4×4)
  • Pickup standard/sport
  • Motorsport GT/GP2

Well-integrated in the development process, it allows the evaluation of the HMI system at an early stage of development and improves the relevance of Ergonomic Studies with respect to the existing tools and methods.
Use cases for human factors studies:

  • Evaluation of human driver performance and behavior
  • Driver fatigue, sleepiness, Hypo vigilance, drugs and alcohol effects
  • Ergonomics
  • Traffic safety
  • Infrastructure and transportation studies
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) and ADAS
  • System prototyping and integration

The headlight simulation modules of SCANeR studio are used for headlight system development and realistic night drive experiments.
Use cases for headlight simulation:

  • Headlight component and system development (technology, design, cost optimization)
  • Development of Intelligent lighting system laws and strategies
  • AFS and ADB Matrix beam
  • Night-time driving and weather conditions for road safety and comfort
  • Glare and discomfort studies

SCANeR studio virtual platform enables driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving functions to be endlessly tested and validated.
The use of virtual testing to complement track or road testing provides safer  test condition and reduced costs and time.
This use case relies on exclusive SCANeR studio features:

  • Modeling of the vehicle, sensors, driver and environment
  • Complex scenario and critical events representative of real driving situations
  • Automated tests edition program
  • Carrying out Massive and Parallel tests in an efficient way
  • Improve the validation process and tests coverage rate
  • High performance computing on premises or in the cloud
  • Metrics and performance analysis and reports
  • Validate functional safety

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    Real Time simulation

    OPAL-RT is the world leader in the development of PC/FPGA-based real-time simulators, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) systems to design, test and optimize control and protection systems used in power grids, power electronics, motor drives, automotive, trains, aircraft and various industries, as well as R&D centers and universities.

    Power System


    Power Electronics




    Real-Time Simulator

    Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation is the standard for developing and testing the most complex control, protection and monitoring systems. HIL’s rise is the result of two major factors currently affecting product development across all industries: time-to-market and system complexity.

    Testing of control systems has traditionally been carried out directly on physical equipment (i.e. plant) in the field, on the full system or on a power testbed in a lab. While offering testing fidelity, this practice can be very expensive, inefficient and potentially unsafe.

    HIL testing offers an excellent alternative to traditional testing methods. When performing HIL simulation, the physical plant is replaced by a precisely equivalent computer model, running in real-time on a simulator appropriately equipped with inputs and outputs (I/Os) capable of interfacing with control systems and other equipment.

    In this way, the HIL simulator can accurately reproduce the plant and its dynamics, together with sensors and actuators, providing comprehensive closed-loop testing without the need for testing on real systems.

    HIL offers all this functionality and more, while significantly decreasing the deficiencies of traditional testing methods.

    By reducing risk, cost and the overall time required to test complex embedded systems, HIL simulation has become the standard for a great many industries around the world.

    Leading the Way in Microgrid Testing

    Microgrids pose unique challenges over traditional power grids: variable topologies, complex control and protection systems, an array of communication protocols and the need to interoperate multivendor equipment.

    Most efficient development and testing

    Save Time

    The tight development schedules of today's automotive, aerospace and defence programs cannot afford to wait for available prototypes for embedded system testing. By the time a new automobile engine prototype is available for control system testing, as much as 95% of testing will already have been completed using HIL simulation.

    Reduce Cost

    Frequently, plants are more expensive and have a higher burden-rate than high-fidelity real-time simulators. With few exceptions, developing and testing while connected to a HIL simulator is far more economical than on a physical plant.

    Reduce Risk, Increase Safety

    HIL simulation enables engineers to perform tests that would otherwise endanger physical plants and the people who work in them. Using HIL, engineers can perform even the most dangerous testing scenarios worry-free, thereby enhancing the safe operation of a plant.

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      Data Management


      Libra streamlines complex product development, providing a cohesive platform that adapts to every industry.

      It integrates real-time data from PLMs, CADs, spreadsheets and any other enterprise application, allowing project teams to set objective benchmarks, to assess progress accurately and to adjust targets with agility.

      Libra facilitates a transparent overview of product development data, minimizing risks, by handling diverse BoMs (Bill of Materials) formats helping to bridge the gap between engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, sustainability, costs & financial analysis.