Motion simulators now completely accessible to OEMS and race teams using all vehicle modelling packages that support Simulink integration

New ePhyse Net add-on breaks down final barrier in customer model to Cruden simulator integration; demonstration available on stand V1484 at the Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2012.

Cruden, the professional motion simulator company, is presenting a totally new interfacing package that allows its automotive OEM and race team customers to run their vehicle models natively, in co-simulation, with any of its simulators, at the Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2012 (Stuttgart, Germany; June 12-14, 2012). Simulations created in vehicle modelling packages such as Vi-Grade, IPG CarMaker, veDYNA, CarSim and SIMPACK can now be plugged and seamlessly integrated through their Simulink S-functions.  This new ePhyse Net external physics package saves time on compiling code and saves costs by eliminating the need for the Real Time Workshop conversion package.

“Cruden has invested in ePhyse Net because the simulation engineers at our OEM and Formula 1 customers want to work with their own unmodified vehicle models, on their own modelling packages and PCs, with and without the simulator. As a supplier of simulators at the technologically advanced end of the market, it makes sense for us to offer the most simple and cost effective way for any company to use our products” says Maarten van Donselaar, CEO of Cruden.

“A big advantage of ePhyse Net is that third party libraries such as Bosch ESP can be used since there is no need to compile code,” he continues. “Customers also have the choice to start with Cruden’s own Simulink Vehicle Model (CSVM) and we still support compiled MATLAB/Simulink-based models using Real Time Workshop and our basic ePhyse package.”

Cruden will also provide more information on its extremely detailed customer vehicle model (CSVM), which has been developed and validated in close cooperation with its motorsport clients. It is built up in MATLAB/Simulink and runs Pacejka 6.1 based tyre models that include temperature and pressure dependency and supports dynamic rolling radius. Thanks to the model’s open architecture users can easily modify, add or replace sub-systems.


About Cruden

Cruden is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional, interactive, motion-based racing simulators. The company develops the most high tech, realistic and accurate professional equipment for the top levels of international motorsport, including Formula One, as well as vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. The same package is then made available to the global attractions market and to private individuals to create a motorsport experience which simply does not compare with ‘games’ machines on the market. Cruden’s heritage is in the development of professional simulators for the aerospace, marine and automotive industries. Originating from Fokker Aircraft Company, the company was FCS Racing Simulation before becoming Cruden in 2006.

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