Applied Intuition strengthens capabilities with acquisition of CarSim creator

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Applied Intuition, which specializes in ADAS and AV simulation software, has acquired Mechanical Simulation Corporation, best known for its flagship product, CarSim, and other offerings including TruckSim, BikeSim and SuspensionSim. Its software is deployed by over 200 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers as well as hundreds of universities and government research groups worldwide.

“I’m proud to welcome the Mechanical Simulation team to the Applied family,” said Qasar Younis, co-founder and CEO of Applied Intuition. “CarSim is a pillar in the dynamics community. Autonomous vehicle engineers know that accurate and realistic vehicle dynamics models are critical to creating simulations that are reflective of the real world. Mechanical Simulation has spent decades building its category-leading vehicle dynamics technology and its unparalleled expertise in the space. On top of that, many of our customers use CarSim and TruckSim in conjunction with our core simulator, Simian. This acquisition is a natural next step to strengthen the collaboration between our products and support our customers and partners more deeply.”

Mechanical Simulation’s vehicle dynamics models complement Applied’s simulation offerings. The two companies hope that together, the combination of their offerings will make it possible to analyze vehicle performance in complex simulated environments and validate the safety of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) or autonomous vehicle (AV) systems.

“We’re excited to join forces with Applied Intuition to deliver on the mission of providing industry-leading development tools for autonomy engineers,” said Michael Sayers, co-founder, CEO and CTO of Mechanical Simulation Corporation. “Our customers and partners will continue to be able to use our products in exactly the same way. But by working together, our two companies will also be able to offer a complete solution that will support full workflows for our customers and partners.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology International and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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