VI-grade AG, a provider of driving simulation technology, has announced a technical partnership with Danisi Engineering, an Italian engineering services company in the field of chassis systems providing concepts, engineering, prototyping and low volume production.
The collaboration between the two companies will yield an ‘integrated engineering service to the global automotive market’. According to the two partners, this will be achieved through a system-level approach, which allows VI-grade and Danisi Engineering to expertise, tools and products for chassis design process, from the conceptual phase to the final sign-off, through simulation, design, prototyping and testing to both OEMs and Tier One suppliers alike.
The first step of the technical partnership calls for the installation at Danisi headquarters in Turin, Italy, of VI-DriveSim Static, the driving simulation solution based on the VI-CarRealTime and VI-GraphSim software technologies.
“We are currently combining the VI-DriveSim static simulator with a physical EPS assisted steering rack, with the ultimate goal of more accurately reproducing steering feedback to the driver by including physical hardware in lieu of complicated and difficult-to-obtain software models” said Giacomo Danisi, owner and CEO, Danisi Engineering. “Thanks to this combined technology, we can perform a set of manoeuvres encompassing different driving conditions, matching the results of dynamic simulations with measured data and therefore building a reliable specification framework.”
“We are extremely happy to announce our technical partnership with Danisi Engineering”, said Guido Bairati, international sales director, VI-grade. “We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with Danisi Engineering in the following segments: Conceptual Design, Vehicle Dynamics, Ride & Comfort, Durability, Control Systems, Physical Prototyping.”