Applied Intuition Acquires CarSim

Applied Intuition, Inc., a simulation and software tools provider for autonomous vehicle (AV) development, has acquired Mechanical Simulation Corporation, a vehicle dynamics simulation software provider most commonly known for its CarSim simulation package.

Mechanical Simulation has been developing and distributing vehicle dynamics simulation software for over 25 years. Its products—CarSim, TruckSim, BikeSim, and SuspensionSim—provide accurate and realistic predictions of real-world vehicle behaviour. Mechanical Simulation supports 200+ OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and hundreds of universities and government research groups worldwide.

Mechanical Simulation's precise vehicle dynamics models complement Applied's autonomy simulation offerings. Through the acquisition, the two teams aim to provide the world's most capable and accurate Simulation and validation tools for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and AV development. Their products make it possible to analyze vehicle performance in complex simulated environments and validate the safety of any ADAS or AV system.

"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."

"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."