November 11th, 2020

cosin Becomes Reseller Of Applus+ IDIADA Spain Virtual Proving Ground Road Data

Ultra high-resolution test track data available for lease


cosin scientific software AG and Applus+ IDIADA enter into a new distribution agreement for digital right management (DRM) protected high quality virtual proving ground data.

cosin scientific software AG, a global leader in tire simulation software for virtual vehicle prototyping and services, today announces that it has strengthened the relationship with its longtime partner, Applus+ IDIADA, to make high quality road data of the IDIADA Spain Virtual Proving Ground available to their customers. cosin scientific software AG now is reselling the virtual proving ground data of IDIADA under a DRM system.

Providing a digital twin of the IDIADA proving ground adds a missing piece in virtual vehicle development. Customers can now experience their virtual vehicles on a driving simulator and the real car on the proving ground in a seamless way. This saves time and cost for creating a physical prototype and allows a direct comparison of virtual and physical measurement data. Vehicle and tire design processes are accelerated and become most cost efficient.

„cosin’s new road data marketplace is a great way to make proprietary, high quality road data accessible to the FTire user group. This adds a great value for FTire users to get even more out of their virtual vehicle models and FTire as the digital twin of the tire. I’m excited to have IDIADA’s world renowned proving ground listed in the cosin road data marketplace.“ says Gerald Hofmann, CEO at cosin scientific software AG.

„Idiada is the first vehicle engineering provider who offers comprehensive services of physical and virtual testing of vehicle prototypes on the test track and the driving simulator. Driving on a digital twin of the actual test track at an early stage of vehicle development opens the door to all new design strategies by closely comparing physical and virtual test drives.“ says Javier Gutierrez, Product Coordinator for the IDIADA Spain Virtual Proving Ground.

„The quality of the virtual driving experience is remarkable. The experience on the driving simulator comes incredibly close to the actual drive on the proving ground, right next door to the simulator building. This allows an unprecedented level of certainty when comparing and developing virtual and physical vehicle setups.“ says Sebastien Hoppenot, professional driver.




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About cosin scientific software AG

cosin scientific software AG provides simulation software for advanced tire and road surface modeling for virtual vehicle simulation. The key product, FTire, is the market-leading high-frequency and multi-purpose tire model in the market. FTire has its roots in the late 1980s, when the company started developing physical tire models for vehicle dynamics simulation. FTire subsequently established its position as the leading tire model for vehicle comfort, road loads and NVH analysis. From 2009, FTire development, sales and support was provided by cosin scientific software partnership, which was transferred into cosin scientific software AG in April 2020. Together with several partners worldwide, cosin scientific software offers the full range of support for tire data measurement, parameter identification, and road surface measurement.

About Applus+ IDIADA

Applus IDIADA is a global partner to the automotive industry with over 30 years’ experience supporting its clients in product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services. IDIADA’s success in product development is built on a unique blend of highly experienced engineers, state-of-the-art test and development facilities and the constant drive towards innovation. The company has more than 2.750 professionals and an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 24 countries, ensuring its clients receive customized added-value solutions.