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Automotive World - Gone with the wind tunnel: auto industry warms to simulation

Michael Nash speaks to Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President, Ground Transportation Applications at Exa Corporation, about the growing demand for and capability of simulation in vehicle design
Using simulation tools to aid vehicle design processes is not a new phenomenon. But as the software becomes increasingly sophisticated, a growing number of OEMs could replace existing testing methods with more efficient and accurate simulation tools. Exa Corporation, a developer and distributor of engineering simulation software, believes that a growing number of companies are beginning to realise the advantages of using simulation tools when it comes to the vehicle design process.