6 Reasons to Adopt Virtual Testing for Vehicle Development 

As the automotive industry moves forward leading the way, in advancements the methods of vehicle testing are evolving. While physical testing has been a standing practice there are now increasingly popular solutions for virtual testing for vehicle development. These digital solutions promise to bring positive changes when it comes to vehicle design, validation, and optimization.  

In this article we will explore the benefits of adopting virtual testing for vehicle development.  

What are the benefits of Virtual Testing for Vehicle Development? 

  1. Iterate Quicker to Arrive at the Optimal Design

Creating and modifying each prototype requires significant time, money, and resources. This restricts the range of scenarios that can be tested. 

Unlike its physical counterpart, virtual testing provides an expansive platform for experimentation. Engineers can simulate numerous iterations with a few clicks and thoroughly test each conceivable design, speeding up the development process. 


  1. Continuously Improve in the Development Stage

Identifying flaws late in the development cycle can result in setbacks and unforeseen costs with traditional methods and making design adjustments during this stage can be quite time-consuming and expensive. 

Using virtual testing throughout the development process allows teams to be more proactive, allowing for feedback, analysis, testing and refinement. This approach allows teams to minimize unnecessary design faults, reduce time to market and keep the project on budget. 


  1. Easily Validate Designs

While physical tests provide data, they may not capture details or nuanced insights that are crucial for achieving design perfection. 

Virtual simulations offer adaptability. Whether that be analyzing components, examining subsystems, or evaluating the vehicle as a whole, virtual testing can be tailored to provide precise insights for comprehensive validation. 


  1. Test in Real World Conditions Without Stepping Outside 

Safety testing in real-world scenarios can be risky and expensive. Virtual twins allow for the simulation of hazardous situations and crash tests without putting anyone in danger. This can lead to improvements in vehicle safety systems and designs. 

From downpours on terrains, to scorching desert highways, virtual testing can recreate any real-world scenario with precision while providing insights and analysis of the vehicle’s behavior and performance. 

This thorough testing guarantees that vehicles are designed to withstand the uncertainties of real-world environments and weather conditions. 


Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) – The Foundation for Virtual Brilliance 

MODSIM offers businesses a solution to revolutionize their approach to product development. This innovative system integrates design and simulation, allowing companies to create models of their products, processes, and procedures. With these models’ businesses can efficiently test design scenarios, analyze the outcomes, and make informed decisions regarding their product development strategies. It ensures that these simulations are not just exercises but rather highly accurate replicas of real-world conditions. By replicating reality MODSIM ensures that simulations provide insights that can be confidently applied in real world scenarios. 


In summary, as the automotive industry rapidly changes, virtual testing for vehicle development has become a valuable solution that is outperforming traditional methods of physical testing. These digital solutions offer opportunities for enhanced design and optimization as well as proactive development and accurate real-world validations. Embracing this revolution can position organizations at the forefront of innovation leading to the creation of exceptional and durable vehicles. 

It’s time to embrace the future combining the strengths of both virtual realms to lead innovation with TriMech Enterprise Solutions. Contact us to learn more about simulation solutions and join us on the path to automotive excellence.