Applied Intuition Acquires CarSim, an Industry-Leading Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Company

Together, we’re committed to providing category-leading ADAS and AV development tools.
Mar 14, 2022

Applied Intuition has acquired Mechanical Simulation Corporation, a provider of vehicle dynamics simulation software most commonly known for its flagship product, CarSim.

Mechanical Simulation has been a technology leader in vehicle dynamics simulation software for over 25 years. Its products—CarSim, TruckSim, BikeSim, and SuspensionSim—provide the most accurate and realistic predictions of real-world vehicle behavior. Mechanical Simulation supports 200+ OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers as well as hundreds of universities and government research groups worldwide.

Figure 1: Mechanical Simulation provides vehicle dynamics simulation products for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vehicle suspensions.

“I’m proud to welcome the Mechanical Simulation team to the Applied family,” said Qasar Younis, Co-Founder and CEO of Applied Intuition. “CarSim is a pillar in the dynamics community. Autonomous vehicle engineers know that accurate and realistic vehicle dynamics models are critical to creating simulations that are reflective of the real world. Mechanical Simulation has spent decades building its category-leading vehicle dynamics technology and its unparalleled expertise in the space. On top of that, many of our customers use CarSim and TruckSim in conjunction with our core simulator, Simian. This acquisition is a natural next step to strengthen the collaboration between our products and support our customers and partners more deeply.”

Mechanical Simulation’s precise vehicle dynamics models complement Applied’s simulation offerings. Together, the two companies will make it possible to analyze vehicle performance in complex simulated environments and validate the safety of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) or autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. Mechanical Simulation’s products will also continue to be available for existing use cases outside of autonomy.

Figure 2: CarSim’s interface includes intuitive visualization and plotting tools.

For customers of Applied Intuition and Mechanical Simulation, our products and support will remain the same. Our two teams will continue to support the day-to-day testing and development workflows of our customers and partners. Both Applied’s and Mechanical Simulation’s customers can look forward to seeing improved product collaboration and more rapid feature growth in the near future.

“We’re excited to join forces with Applied Intuition to deliver on the mission of providing industry-leading development tools for autonomy engineers,” said Mike Sayers, Co-Founder, CEO, and CTO of Mechanical Simulation Corporation. “Our customers and partners will continue to be able to use our products in exactly the same way. But by working together, our two companies will also be able to offer a complete solution that will support full workflows for our customers and partners.”

Learn more about Mechanical Simulation’s products on our website.

Read more about the announcement