by Mechanical Simulation Corporation
TruckSim Modules & Specifications
Platforms supported include Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on 32-bit and 64-bit.
TruckSim Base: Main product
Frame Twist: TruckSim vehicle math models support a Frame Torsional Flexibility option, represented by a single torsional spring and damper in the vehicle sprung mass. This option is used to represent the distribution of the chassis torsional compliance. The Frame Torsional Flexibility applies to both lead units and trailers as well as enables a suspended cab.
Sensors: The Sensors option provides up to 20 range and detection sensors, providing 13 output variables for each detected object (range, range rate of change, bearing angles, elevation, magnitude, etc.). The detection variables are typically exported to Simulink for use in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) controllers. Sensor Targets can each have their own defined motion and can be rectangular or cylindrical in shape. Occlusion (blocking of view) is supported to simulate conditions where some objects block others, or when part of a large object (building, parked car, etc.) is partly outside the range of the sensor field.
In addition to TruckSim, Mechanical Simulation also has included their software BikeSim and CarSim within the APA.
Modules and Products Not Currently Available Through the APA
TruckSim Real-Time: TruckSim RT is available as an off-the-shelf CD and download. This option provides math models compiled to run on "target" computers with real-time operating systems such as QNX or Linux RT. A Windows "host" machine is used for the database, animator and plotter. Files are automatically sent to and received from the target, where the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing is controlled.
TruckSim Windows Driving Simulator: The TruckSim Windows DS package extends the capabilities of TruckSim by allowing users to drive their TruckSim vehicles without the need for a dedicated Real-Time Target PC.
TruckSim Performance Based Standards (PBS): An optional PBS Package for TruckSim includes procedures for 12 of the PBS tests. PBS (Performance Based Standards) are performance requirements for propulsion, braking, stability, rollover and lane width/intrusion of heavy trucks used on the public road system. It also includes 7 new math models that can be configured to represent many different configurations of vehicles and axles. The Package includes 36 example tests.
The PBS extension module is not compatible with the APA versions of TruckSim. Custom solvers and the PBS Extension modules are not available for lease. Custom solvers describing more unusual truck configurations (such as 10x4) are also available for purchase from Mechanical Simulation at additional cost.
Learn more about all TruckSim modules on the TruckSim website.