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Automotive: Vehicle Dynamics and Stability Control

Maplesoft’s suite of engineering tools reduces the burden of developing high-fidelity models of vehicle dynamic systems such as automotive suspensions, steering, tires, and body dynamics. Compared to traditional simulation tools, Maplesoft’s next-generation graphical tools for model development and analysis dramatically reduce the time and cost of up-front analysis, virtual prototyping, and parameter optimization of system designs.

For example, engineers are using Maple and MapleSim extensively for modeling complex kinematic behavior in suspension mechanisms. These products are also used to incorporate compliant components, such as bushings, to determine the overall dynamic behavior of the vehicle, particularly for stability control design.

The product suite also includes tools for easily transferring work into an existing design toolchain, such as MATLAB® and Simulink®, and is especially useful for hardware-in-the-loop simulations.


High-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation. Features unique multi-body modeling tools for developing suspension mechanisms.

The essential technical computing software for today’s automotive engineers.

Global Optimization Toolbox
Global Optimization Toolbox
World-class optimization technology in an intuitive environment. Ideal for parameter estimation, model fitting and controller tuning.

MapleSim Simulink Connector
MapleSim Connector
Automatic generation of Simulink® S-functions from MapleSim models. The generated ANSI-C code is compatible with Simulink® Coder™ for simulation on supported platforms such as dSPACE, xPC Target, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.
MapleSim Control Design Connector
MapleSim Control Design Toolbox
A solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim™ Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software
Automatic generation of LabVIEW™ user-code blocks for fast execution within LabVIEW™ and the LabVIEW™ real-time platform.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim Tire Component Library
Extend MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire component models.
Identify optimal design parameters for complex Maple and MapleSim design problems. (Third-party product)

Sample Applications
Eighteen Wheeler
Double Wishbone Suspension
Semi Trailing Arm
Active Suspension Comparison
Quadski Turning and Activation
Ackermann Steering Mechanism

User Stories
Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

Exploring new design frontiers in the automotive industry.

Next-generation seat belt restraints

Next-generation seat belt restraints

Craig Good conducts a research program to further understand the biomechanics of shoulder belt tensioning.

Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process
Next-generation seat belt restraints

John McPhee talking about his work with Toyota

Blog: Hardware-in-the-Loop Vehicle Stability Control Test Application with MapleSim and LabVIEW
Recorded Webinar: Control System Design with Maple & MapleSim
Recorded Webinar: Applications of MapleSim in the automotive industry: Vehicle dynamics, powertrain and HILS
Recorded Webinar: Applications of MapleSim in the automotive industry: High Fidelity Engine Modeling
Plant Modeling Consortium: An association of leading organizations promoting the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries
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