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HVE, HVE-2D & HVE-CSI Version 8.2 - Now Available
(updated June 27 2011)

Status of Version 8.20
- - Now Shipping

Release Date - - Week of June 20, 2011

The list of new features, enhancements and capabilities found in Version 8.2 includes:

  • DamageStudio® for HVE-2D & EDSMAC4 - DamageStudio will be available in Version 8.20 as an option for both HVE and HVE-2D users. In addition to SIMON/DyMESH simulations, EDSMAC4 will support DamageStudio, allowing HVE-2D users to visualize their collision data, and correlate collision damage with the kinetics, delta-V, acceleration and other important collision parameters from their simulations.

    Additionally, the EDSMAC4 Collision Data reported in the Damage Data output report provides users with the same results available in SIMON/DyMESH, including the familiar Damage Width, Damage Offset and Crush Depth Table (C1, C2, etc.), measurements for the simulated crush profile. This ability allows quick comparison to real-world evidence.

  • DamageStudio - Key Results - The DamageStudio viewer now includes a Key Results window that displays time-domain collision results for each impulse. These Key Results include time, impulse number, velocity, acceleration, delta-V, PDOF, force and several more. Like other Key Results windows, the list is added to or removed from the viewer by clicking the Show Key Results option in the Options menu.

  • HVE Electronic Stability Systems Model - The majority of manufacturers today offer vehicles fitted with some form of electronic stability control (ESC) safety system designed to assist the driver in recovering from a dangerous situation, such as a loss of control resulting from an emergency evasive maneuver or a poorly judged turn on a wet road. According to the IIHS, an ESC system reduces fatal single-vehicle crashes by over 55% and fatal single-vehicle rollovers by almost 80%. To provide accident reconstructionists with the ability to investigate and reconstruct crashes involving vehicles fitted with ESC systems, EDC has implemented the new HVE Electronic Stability Systems (ESS) Model in HVE Version 8.20.

    Whether the vehicles involved in your crash have Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) or other branded electronic stability control safety features, the HVE ESS model will allow you to perform detailed investigations of loss-of-control and related issues. When using the ESS model, you are still working within the limits of the vehicle's handling performance and the ability to maintain traction at the tire/road interface. The Technical Session of the Spring 2011 EDC Technical Newsletter focuses on the inner workings of the ESS model and provides an application of the model for a high-speed cornering and braking maneuver using SIMON.

  • Color Matched Key Results Windows - Key Results windows now have a background color that matches the vehicle color. This makes it easy to quickly match a vehicle displayed in the Event Editor with its Key Results window.

  • Copy to Other Side - The Vehicle Dimensions dialogs for the right and left sides now include a Copy to Other Side checkbox that copies the adjusted CG to Right/Left dimension to the other side and updates the Overall Width.

  • Enhanced Status Bar Reporting - The Status Bar now displays current activity (e.g., Loading Humans, Auto-Saving File). This program status information can be very useful while waiting for HVE to accomplish a lengthy task.

  • Extended Vehicle Data Parameters - Updated EDVDB Vehicle Database with Transmission Type (Manual vs. Automatic), Electronic Stability Systems (Installed vs. Not Installed) and other additional vehicle descriptors.

These are just a few of the enhancements available to users of Version 8.2. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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