Full vehicle modeling has been a capability since the very beginning of GT-SUITE, and with GT-SUITE, Gamma Technologies has always been at the forefront of integrated simulations. In this blog, I’m excited to announce that Gamma Technologies has advanced their vehicle simulations even further with the creation of GT-DRIVE+, the next generation vehicle modeling framework contained within GT-SUITE.
In recent years, we’ve noticed emerging challenges which directly affect the vehicle modeling user base. From a technical standpoint, these challenges include the proliferation of electrification and electrified vehicles, as well as issues in real driving emissions, and overall system integration. These technical challenges have also created further organizational challenges as new groups are needing to work together to create solutions.
To help address these challenges, we created GT-DRIVE+ and built it directly into GT-SUITE. We saw the need for an interface that can quickly and easily build vehicle models and that provides strong modeling practice standardization, traceability, and data management features.
This dynamic new framework empowers engineers to quickly and easily build standardized vehicle models to predict the types of results they need to study, like fuel consumption, emissions, and vehicle performance.
With these capabilities, GT-DRIVE+ is able to adapt to changing trends and requirements, allowing users to predict the behavior of the vehicles of today and the vehicles of tomorrow. Let’s walk through some user-friendly features that improve the vehicle modeling process.
GT-DRIVE+ starts with a flexible and expandable model generator, which means users are able to model not only a single vehicle, but a whole vehicle fleet. And because the model generator is expandable, expert users at a company can tailor the types of vehicles and powertrain options available. Figure 1 demonstrates the types of vehicles constructed within GT-DRIVE+ by using our step-by-step vehicle model builder.