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VI-grade and MdynamiX Sign Reseller Agreement for Hardware-in-the-Loop Solutions

Darmstadt/Munich – MdynamiX is excited to announce a strategic partnership with VI-grade, a global provider of human-centric simulation-driven vehicle development solutions. This alliance, which strengthens our position in the crucial Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) market, will see VI-grade become an official reseller of our innovative HiL solutions.

Our cutting-edge HiL rigs, compatible with all VI-grade driving simulators and AutoHawk HiL platforms, will be conveniently located in VI-grade’s SimCenters for firsthand experience and testing by customers worldwide.

MdynamiX’s solutions that will be offered by VI-grade include:

  • MXsteerHiL and MXsteerLink – a dynamic, real-time HiL test bench for Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Steer-by-Wire SbW system. This modular construction kit provides flexibility from the laboratory to the simulator, enabling the evaluation and calibration of steering systems and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the early stages of development.
  • MXbrakeHiL and MXbrakeLink – an advanced brake system test bench tailored for electric and automated vehicles. This versatile test bench, compatible with various real-time systems, is optimized for model-based development of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and advanced safety functions. By integrating the full hydraulic/electromechanical/electric brake system into the real-time environment, from the pedal to the brake calipers, MXbrakeHiL simplifies development and validation tasks across all technology readiness levels.

“Building upon our long-standing collaboration with MdynamiX as a trusted software partner, particularly in using the advanced MdynamiX steering model in our VI-CarRealTime software, we want to expand our portfolio with their well-established Hardware-in-the-Loop offering. MdynamiX is a recognized expert in automotive steering system modeling, and we are excited to bring their technology to our SimCenters worldwide. This integration allows our customers to experience real steering feel on VI-grade simulators and to calibrate and tune EPS controllers long before they go to the physical proving ground.”, commented Guido Bairati, Managing Director at VI-grade.

Peter Pfeffer, CEO at MdynamiX, expressed his excitement about the partnership, “We are thrilled to enter into this strategic partnership with VI-grade, uniting our expertise in cutting-edge HiL solutions with their world-class simulation environments. Having collaborated for over a decade in the areas of elastomer / hydromount and steering system models, this formal alliance is a natural progression of our relationship. It’s not just about enhancing our product offerings; it’s a commitment to pioneering the future of automotive development together. We look forward to driving innovation and delivering exceptional value to our customers worldwide through this synergistic partnership.”

As part of our ongoing collaboration, MdynamiX will participate as a GOLD sponsor in VI-grade’s ZERO PROTOTYPES Summit, to be held on May 14-16, at SimCenter Udine. We look forward to further strengthening our partnership and continuing to deliver innovative solutions to the automotive industry.

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