Simulator helps Volvo save on tire prototypes

Torslanda, Sweden – Swedish car maker Volvo is saving time and money on tires, among other things, with the help of a €3-million chassis simulator.

In an interview with ERJ’s sister publication Automotive News Europe,Volvo officials said the simulator, which uses software from Germany’s VI-Grade and hardware from Japan’s Saginomiya, will allow it to halve times required for development projects.

“Another time- and money-savings advantage comes from being able to try out a myriad of different tires in the simulator,” said Egbert Bakker, Volvo’s technical leader for…

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