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HVE Technology Timeline - Key Dates


1993
EDC publishes SAE Technical Paper 930903, the specification for HVE, Human-Vehicle-Environment, the first fully integrated, 3-D simulation and visualization program for crash reconstruction.


1996
EDC introduces HVE Version 1.0 and several integrated simulation modules (e.g., EDSMAC, EDVSM, EDSVS) to perform real-time 3-D vehicle crash simulation and visualization for the first time (see the programs).


1997
EDC uses HVE to build a 3-D model of several city blocks on Russian Hill in San Francisco, and simulates the chase scene from the movie Bullitt. People watch the simulation and vomit (see the movie and the simulation).


1998
EDC extends HVE and EDSMAC with the first real-time, integrated vehicle damage profile simulation and visualization (see the examples).


1998
EDC introduces EDSMAC4, an extended version of EDSMAC that simulates in a single run an entire crash sequence involving any number and any type of vehicle (see the technical description).


1999
EDC introduces SIMON®, the first fully 3-D HVE-compatible simulation that visualizes in a single run any number and any type of vehicles with suspensions, steering systems, braking systems and drivetrains (see the technical description).


1999
EDC introduces the HVE Brake Designer, the first detailed brake design-analysis tool integrated within a vehicle simulation environment (see the technical description and examples).


2001
EDC introduces within HVE a high fidelity simulation of ABS braking systems (see the technical description).


2004
EDC introduces DyMESH®, the first fully 3-D collision simulation and visualization model integrated within HVE (see the technical description and examples).


2006
EDC introduces within HVE three new tire-terrain models that perform detailed simulation of vehicle tires interacting with pavement drop-offs, potholes, curbs and soft soils (see the technical description and examples).


2007
EDC extends DyMESH to perform detailed 3-dimensional rollover simulation of any vehicle on any terrain (see examples).


2009
EDC introduces the HVE Hydroplaning Model, allowing detailed analysis and simulation of vehicle hydroplaning behavior (see the technical description and examples).


2010
EDC introduces HVE-CSI, a special version of HVE designed specifically for law enforcement crash investigation teams (see the technical description and examples).


2011
EDC introduces HVE DamageStudio®, the first tool to allow users to correlate 3-D collision damage directly with the kinetics (force magnitude and direction), delta-V, acceleration and other important collision parameters (see the technical description and examples).


2011
EDC introduces the HVE Electronic Stability Systems model, a high fidelity simulation of Yaw Stability Control and Traction Control systems (see the technical description).



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