KTM selects VI-SportsCar for X-Bow optimization

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Austrian vehicle manufacturer KTM Sportcar has selected VI-grade’s VI-SportsCar to optimize its road and race cars. It will be used on the KTM X-Bow model to carefully analyze vehicle dynamics and to reduce lap time by means of the VI-grade driver controller; based on the database of the actual X-Bow, KTM will derive new models to be used either on racetracks or on roads. The program will be used together with CFD software to evaluate the loads on relevant points of the car.

Juergen Gumpinger, MD at KTM-Sportcar, said, “To avoid high development and testing costs, we decided to use the software to obtain a robust initial design, as well as to achieve a good start setup for the race track. We also particularly appreciated the integration of VI-SportsCar into the reliable general-purpose MSC Adams software, as well as the capability of meeting the objectives thanks to the special knowledge in race cars shown by the VI-grade team.”

Guido Bairati, sales director of VI-grade, commented, “We are very excited about the collaboration with KTM Sportcar. We are looking forward to supporting the success of this well-known company, supporting the team to better understand the physics and the behavior of their cars in different conditions, ultimately enabling them develop even better cars.”

11 June, 2015

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