This guest contribution on Innovation Intelligence is written by Chris Baker, Director of Business Development at Mechanical Simulation Corporation. CarSim software by Mechanical Simulation is a software tool for simulating and analyzing the dynamic behavior of vehicles (passenger cars, race cars, light trucks and utility vehicles). CarSim is available through the Altair Partner Alliance.
In 2015, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and automakers jointly announced that forward crash avoidance systems would be mandatory on all cars and light trucks sold in the United States by 2022. This is the first in what is likely to be a growing list of required Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features hitting the roads in the coming years. As ADAS technologies become more prevalent, the challenge of how to develop, test, and validate these systems within the constraints of the short automotive development cycle will see increasing attention.