VI-grade to supply state-of-the-art driving simulator to NextEV

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The Chinese electric vehicle maker NextEV has selected VI-grade’s DiM (driver-in-motion) system to test virtually the dynamic behavior of new models.

The new driving simulator will be the first of its kind in China and will be installed as a turnkey solution at the NextEV headquarters in Shanghai. DiM 150 will be used to virtually test the dynamic behavior of new electric vehicles with a particular focus on interactions between the vehicle chassis and ADAS and AI algorithms.

The 9DOF platform is designed to take full advantage of VI-MotionCueing as well as of all other software technology developed by VI-grade and its partners.

The DiM concept enables the extension of the motion envelope and separation of low and high frequency contributions, which makes this type of motion platform unique and suitable for both vehicle dynamics and ride studies.

Jack Cheng, NextEV’s co-founder and executive VP, said, “At NextEV, our vision is to build a high-performance smart electric vehicle designed for the mobile internet era. We’re looking forward to taking full advantage of the DiM solution from VI-grade, in order to build and market a car that excels in providing an exceptional user experience. We are also expecting to greatly reduce the number of physical prototypes during the development phase thanks to the driving simulator.”

November 2, 2016

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