IPG launches version 5.0 of its CarMaker test software

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Version 5.0 of the CarMaker, TruckMaker and MotorcycleMaker software from IPG Automotive is now available. These are used to carry out virtual test scenarios, enabling the functions of software algorithms, control units as well as entire vehicles to be tested and optimized at an early stage.

In particular, CarMaker 5.0 makes it easier to fulfill the test requirements for advanced driver assistance systems, and the new version now also features a significant increase in functions in the areas of vehicle dynamics and powertrain.

Version 5.0 offers: optimized visualizations in IPGMovie; new, highly-segmented powertrain for setting up virtual prototypes, with easy to operate and set parameters and open interfaces for integrating external models/model components; thorough revisions to IPGRoad 5.0; new brake models (segmentation into mechanical and hydraulic models, ECUs) with separate controller and system unit and regenerative braking; improved driver models in IPGDriver 6.5; greatly increased test automation options with TestManager (easy to define and analyze criteria and create diagrams); Euro NCAP test runs available in the standard version of CarMaker; customized tire selection using the tire data set generator; and CarMaker/Office as a 32-bit and 64-bit application (including Matlab/Simulink support for 32-bit and 64-bit).

July 28, 2015

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