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Version 9 Delivers New Technologies and Features

Version 9 is packed full of new benefits for HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI users. This highly anticipated update will be released on April 20, 2012, as announced during the Opening Remarks at the 2012 HVE Forum. The current list of new simulation technologies and features includes:

High-Definition Video Output • The Playback Window, used for creating simulation movies, has been redesigned and is now called the Video Creator. Users can take advantage of new off-screen rendering capabilities to produce movies in standard (640x480), DVD (720x480) and high definition HD (1280x720 and 1920x1080) AVI formats. Improvements also include the ability to control the recording speed frame rate to produce slow-motion movies directly in the Video Creator.

HVE Driver Model Path Visualization • The path that the HVE Driver Model attempts to follow is now visualized directly in the event. Once the user establishes the attempted path by placing targets at key positions, the attempted path calculated by the spline algorithm is displayed as a dotted line.

DyMESH Version 3 Enhancements DyMESH now computes collision forces and moments between the wheel(s) and the body and/or wheels of another vehicle. An extended, third-order force vs. crush algorithm that includes crush saturation, and an improved smoothing algorithm are also included.

Current Settings • The current settings for Units, Vehicle Dimension Basis, Auto Backup and Keyboard Settings are now displayed in the lower right corner of the program window.

HVE Brake Designer Stroke Factor • The HVE Brake Designer for S-Cam brakes now includes a Stroke Factor vs. Stroke table, replacing the original, bi-linear method. The resulting table allows the user to more accurately reflect the actual Stroke Factor vs. Stroke relationship for their vehicle's S-Cam brakes.

Dynamic Report Scrolling • All alpha-numeric output reports (e.g., Vehicle Data, Event Data), including the Variable Output table, now scroll dynamically when the vertical scrollbar is dragged. If properly enabled, the scoll wheel on a 3-button mouse may also be used.

Lateral Load Transfer Modeling • The Lateral Load Transfer Coefficients are now displayed. Editing these values allows control over Roll-Couple Distribution inputs used by 2-D physics models, such as EDSVS, EDVTS and EDSMAC4.

Steady State Handling Properties • The user can now easily display the selected vehicle's handling properties for Total Understeer Gradient, Steering Wheel Sensitivity, Roll Gradient, Roll Couple Distribution, Weight Distribution and Static Weight on Front and Rear Tires, directly in the Vehicle Editor using the new Handling menu option.

Environment Data Properties • The Environment Data output report now includes a table of terrain data for each type of surface (Road, Friction Zone, Curb, Water). Each table includes the number of polygons, the friction multiplier, and the size of the region. The new Environment Data output report also includes the Environment Name, Time, Date and Terrain Filename.

Additional Vehicles in the Vehicle Database • The custom vehicle database for HVE and HVE-2D now includes the 2010-2011 Ford Fusion SE, 2010 Mercury Milan, 2000-2005 Ford Excursion, 2007-2011 Toyota Camry LE and the 2001-2007 Toyota Highlander.

These are just a few of the new technologies and features available in Version 9. For more information about the enhancements for HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI, contact EDC at 888.768.6216.

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