SAGINAW, Mich., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wineman Technology, a leading automotive design and test system integrator, and Tecnalia, one of the largest applied research institutes in the world, today announced that Dynacar won Automotive Testing Technology International's CAE Innovation of the Year award in 2011. Dynacar is a fully validated real-time vehicle model simulator that allows automotive engineers to design and test all types of vehicle sub-systems in one complete and customizable environment.
Automotive Testing Technology International selected Dynacar for exemplifying innovation and excellence by providing a new tool for the automotive industry that changes the way vehicle systems and sub-systems are designed and tested. With Dynacar, automotive engineers can move away from the traditional, compartmentalized testing of individual vehicle components to an integrated, customizable, and complete vehicle test environment approach used through the entire vehicle development process.
"Wineman Technology focuses on delivering integrated and customizable automotive solutions for our customers," stated Jim Wineman, CEO of Wineman Technology. "We are honored to be recognized along with Tecnalia by Automotive Testing Technology International for Dynacar and its innovation."
Created by Tecnalia and productized with the help of Wineman Technology, Dynacar is a plug-in for Wineman Technology INERTIA™ test cell automation software and National Instruments VeriStand real-time test and simulation software. With the simulator, traditionally isolated vehicle sub-system hardware and software tests, such as ECU testing and motor simulation in dynamometers, now can be tested within the larger vehicle environment, and tests developed in the design and simulation phases can be revised all the way through the development cycle to the production floor, reducing development time and costs.
Winners of the Automotive Testing Technology International awards were published in the November/December 2011 magazine.
Tecnalia, the foremost private applied research center in Spain, is a multidisciplinary, private, independent not-for-profit corporation that leverages research teams' specific knowledge and experience to provide integrated solutions that create business opportunities for clients, thereby contributing to sustained economic development through technological innovation. Tecnalia's Transport Business Unit develops solutions and generates business opportunities based on automotive, aerospace, and aeronautical R&D projects. Tecnalia has used the Dynacar tool for the development of vehicle controllers, advanced powertrain components, and state-of-the-art test benches.
About Wineman Technology
Established in 1991, Wineman Technology, Inc. specializes in providing technical solutions for a wide range of test applications, such as dynamometer systems, servo-hydraulic systems, real time controllers and data acquisition, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, and custom testing machines. Unlike other companies where test plays a partial role, Wineman Technology's singular focus is the design and development of test equipment for advanced research and development, functional test labs, and manufacturing production. Wineman Technology's focus on test systems with a diverse range of capabilities enables them to deliver superior system reliability, serviceability, and support.
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