VI-grade today announced its collaboration with leading European tire manufacturer Michelin. The cooperation aims at integrating TameTire®, a thermomechanical simulator developed by Michelin on the basis of tire physics which is unique on the market, with VI-CarRealTime, VI-grade’s flagship product for real-time automotive simulations.

Tire modeling is an ever-growing field of interest for vehicles. This is because ever more efficient development processes in terms of time and resources are required, and vehicle simulations enable development teams to predict tire and vehicle performance before building a physical prototype. For this reason, Michelin has developed TameTire® on the basis of its motor sports research. The objective is to calculate a tire’s thermal and transient state as well as its forces and torques in both offline and online real-time environments. Additionally, in order to better develop and fine-tune the functionalities of TameTire®, Michelin has acquired a static driving simulator from VI-grade and installed it at its premises in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

“The possibility of utilizing TameTire® and VI-CarRealTime together will satisfy the needs of our customers for reliable vehicle models and accurate tire models,” say Guido Bairati, International Sales Director, VI-grade, and Mathieu Grob, TameTire and Driving Simulator Expert, Michelin. “As a result of this extended cooperation, Michelin and VI-grade are looking forward to delivering an advanced simulation solution to our customers with the aim of further improving the accuracy and completeness of our real-time automotive models.”

About VI-CarRealTime

VI-CarRealTime provides a vehicle simulation environment in which the same simplified vehicle model can be used by vehicle dynamics and control engineers to optimize the performance of vehicle and control system.  The product enables engineers to quickly and easily perform large Design of Experiments (DOE) and multi-objective optimization studies. VI-CarRealTime is the only real-time solution available on the market that can automatically and seamlessly export a real-time vehicle model directly from Adams Car from MSC Software. VI-CarRealTime also allows component property files such as tires, springs, dampers, and bump stops to be shared with Adams Car. VI-CarRealTime provides validated models which can be used by control and hydraulics engineers to optimize controller design on the basis of accurate vehicle performance and integrated with Matlab Simulink for control systems. Please go to for further details.

Über die VI-grade GmbH

VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. In conjunction with Saginomiya, the leading provider of automatic controls and test systems, and a network of selected partners, VI-grade also provides revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulation. Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions for streamlining the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, where it focuses on the automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railway fields. With its office locations in Germany, Italy, the UK, Switzerland, Japan, China and the USA and its worldwide channel network of 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team. Please go to for more information about VI-grade.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

VI-grade GmbH
Zum Rosenmorgen 1a
35043 Marburg
Telefon: +49 (6421) 3092-18
Telefax: +49 (6421) 3092-34

Gabriele Ferrarotti
Industry Manager
Telefon: +39 (349) 5458021
Nicole Pink
Telefon: +49 (6128) 853755
Fax: +49 (6128) 85375-9
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