ProSIM, INTEC sign pact for prototype vehicle testing facility

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Pune, Nov 17 (UNI) Bangalore-based computer simulation technology company ProSIM R&D Private Limited and Munich (Germany) based INTEC signed a pact here today, for virtual prototype vehicle testing facility 'SIMPACK'.

The facility will help to test a prototype vehicle on harsh and gruelling Indian road conditions. The vehicles that could be tested range from passenger cars to heavy duty trucks and from scooters to railed vehicles.

Talking to reporters here today, ProSIM Director Dr Shamasunder said, ''SIMPACK reduces the time taken for a manufacturer to develop a prototype model. Earlier, the manufacturer had to make a prototype right from the scratch and this took from a few months to years and nearly a crore of rupees. The principle was 'make, break, test.' And if there was any flaw in either the design, mechanical parts or components, it was back to square one. Another prototype will have to be developed,'' he said.

INTEC Director Marcus Schittelnham said, ''With SIMPACK it is possible to do 80 per cent of the tests before a prototype is developed. This reduces the development cycle to just a few weeks or months. Moreover, one is sure how each part would function, the stress points, steering jerks on humps and sharp curves. All we need is a model and SIMPACK would do the rest.'' UNI SP SR NP2055

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