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VI-grade Launches Scalable NVH Simulator 2021.0 

New release incorporates new features and capabilities, and revises the pricing model and product structure to enable easier technology use and accessibility.

New release incorporates new features and capabilities, and revises the pricing model and product structure to enable easier technology use and accessibility.

The NVH Simulator solutions were recently incorporated into the VI-grade portfolio of automotive simulations solutions. Image courtesy of VI-grade.


VI-grade has released NVH Simulator 2021.0, the latest release of its NVH Simulator software. 

This release incorporates new features and capabilities, and revises the pricing model and product structure to enable easier technology use and accessibility. The NVH Simulator solutions were recently incorporated into the VI-grade portfolio of automotive simulations solutions. These NVH simulation solutions, together with the rest of the VI-grade simulation solutions for ride and handling, advanced driver assist systems and human machine interface applications, provide automotive product development professionals with the tools they need to accelerate product development across a range of automotive applications and from a single source. 

VI-grade has comprehensively revised the product structure, licensing and pricing with the goal of making the NVH Simulator software more easily accessible, more scalable and overall more useful in the product development and innovation process. 

“Many leading automakers and suppliers depend on the NVH Simulator to bring their sound and vibration data to life, to experience, understand, communicate and make decisions on NVH issues faster than ever before possible. Now more than ever, automotive engineers and designers rely on virtual prototypes, including NVH virtual prototypes, to accelerate the design process and make critical design decisions,” says Dave Bogema, director of NVH Solutions at VI-grade. “With this release, we not only wanted to provide the usual abundance of new and expanded functionality, but also make the solutions more scalable and bring them within reach of everyone who can benefit from the NVH Simulator technology.” 

The NVH Simulator solutions enable the experience of sound and vibration data, and comprise a set of solutions including desktop NVH simulators, full-vehicle static NVH simulators, in-vehicle/on-road simulators, exterior sound simulators and sound solutions providing accurate sound in concert with any driving simulator. The NVH Simulator solutions are used by automotive engineers and designers worldwide to set and achieve targets, assess design options, conduct benchmark comparisons, design the sound of EVs and IC-engine vehicles, and communicate sound and vibration concepts and issues to decision-makers. 

About VI-grade

VI-grade is a provider of software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system-level simulation. Along with a network of selected partners, VI-grade also provides turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulation. VI-grade delivers solutions for streamlining the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, and mainly in the automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railway sectors. It has office locations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Japan, China and the USA and a worldwide channel network of more than 20 trusted partners.

Since September 2018, VI-grade has been part of Spectris. Spectris is an FTSE 250 listed global conglomerate with 2017 sales of over $2B and 9,800 employees. The firm conducts business in four major segments: materials analysis, testing & measurement, in-line instrumentation and industrial controls. Spectris serves a broad range of industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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