VI-grade and Meccanica 42 confirm reseller partnership for HIL technology

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Under a new alliance, VI-grade has been solidified as the official reseller of Meccanica 42’s hardware-in-the-loop and mechanical hardware-in-the-loop solutions and tools. Through the reseller agreement, VI-grade gains the direct distribution rights for Meccanica 42’s standard and custom HIL systems, giving it access to the company’s extensive customer base, including leading OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and worldwide research centers. Meccanica 42 will become a system integrator, leveraging the expertise of its team to integrate its HIL solutions with VI-grade simulators. This ensures a smooth transition for customers into this new environment with minimal workflow impact. Another benefit of the partnership is the addition of Meccanica 42’s HIL test benches to VI-grade’s SimCenter facilities worldwide. “We at VI-grade are thrilled to join forces with Meccanica 42 and serve as a reseller for their state-of-the-art HiL solutions, particularly in chassis, steering, brake, and camera rig applications,” commented Guido Bairati, managing director at VI-grade. “This partnership not only allows us to offer our valued customers a comprehensive product portfolio but also strengthens our position in the rapidly expanding HIL market driven by increasing electrification, growing vehicle complexity and the development of vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems.” 

“We look forward to collaborating more closely with VI-grade in the future, combining our core competencies and experience in hardware-in-the-loop, driving simulation and simulators,” added Claudio Annicchiarico, CEO at Meccanica 42. “This partnership enables us to benefit from VI-grade’s long-standing sales and technical expertise as well as their extensive customer base worldwide.”

On October 19, at 4:00pm CET, industry experts Annicchiarico of Meccanica 42 and Alessandro Baldari from VI-grade will host an exclusive webinar titled, ‘Revolutionizing Vehicle Development with Real-Time Simulations and HiL Testing’.

The joint webinar will unveil how real-time simulations and HIL analysis synergize physical components with virtual vehicle models in a secure environment, eliminating the need for physical prototypes. This transformative approach accelerates the development process, empowering engineers to swiftly evaluate design alterations and make mission-critical decisions. Register here.

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