Ricardo Software announced that it has launched a complete vehicle system modeling and simulation application called IGNITE, which features embedded design and optimization tools, and a comprehensive powertrain library for simulation.
"IGNITE was designed from the ground up to address unique challenges vehicle simulation engineers face," said David Higbie, global director of Ricardo Software. "Based on feedback from our global software client base, along with Ricardo's own vehicle simulation experts, we've built unique features in IGNITE that address two main requests: consolidating simulation and optimization toolsets, and embedding the users' own intellectual property."
IGNITE allows users to conduct systems-level modeling of a wide array of vehicle platforms, including conventional, hybrid-electric, full-electric and novel vehicle architectures. Users can build complex vehicle models, one object at a time, using flexible components and multiple configuration options. Modeling and simulation is supported from concept phase through detailed powertrain integration with quick turnaround of vehicle performance, fuel economy and emissions prediction, the company says.
IGNITE supports the Modelica standard modeling language.
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