Motorsports

Customer Success Story:  HEEDS MDO Optimization with VI-Motorsport Simulation Produces Early Success for Triple Eight Racing Team

Jason Plato WinThe technology partnership between Red Cedar Technology and its UK distributor, Zouch Dynamics Ltd., has helped Triple Eight Race Engineering and the MG KX Momentum Racing team achieve a first place race finish during the inaugural weekend of the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season.

Zouch Dynamics used VI-Motorsport vehicle simulation software (developed by VI-grade) to create an accurate model of the MG6 BTCC car, which could be used to predict the vehicle dynamics of the actual MG6. This model was then used in conjunction with HEEDS® MDO design optimization software to evaluate the performance of the MG6 BTCC car and find the setup that gave the shortest lap time. This setup helped MG KX Momentum driver, Jason Plato, place fourth and third in early races, and then finish first in the final race of the weekend.

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Customer Success Story:  Pratt & Miller Uses HEEDS MDO to Reduce Design Time and Lap Time


Pratt Miller logoPratt & Miller Engineering has evolved from a small business focused on designing and building race cars into an international engineering powerhouse. Today, Pratt & Miller is recognized around the world as a formidable force in both motorsports and high-level engineering.

After evaluating multiple optimization tools, Pratt & Miller concluded that HEEDS MDO, and its proprietary SHERPA algorithm, is the only optimization technology that can solve their highly constrained models. According to Pratt and Miller’s Jesper Slattengren, “The SHERPA algorithm is currently superior to anything else that exists on the commercial market.” The use of HEEDS MDO software has enabled Pratt & Miller to reduce design time for their engineers and lap time for their drivers.


“Pratt & Miller has evaluated multiple optimization tools, and HEEDS MDO, with the SHERPA algorithm, is the only one that can solve our highly constrained models.” - Jesper Slattengren, Pratt & Miller Engineering
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When every second counts and every subtle decision matters, HEEDS optimization technology helps winning motorsports teams design, configure, and tune their vehicles for optimized performance.

HEEDS MDO, the leading optimization technology, guides product development direction and strategy, enabling drivers and support teams to control their own success. Engineers can set up vehicles for unique track conditions and apply the knowledge gained from running virtual vehicle models directly to the vehicle to maximize performance.

HEEDS MDO helps to:
  • Improve lap times
  • Perform reliability and robustness simulations
  • Provide insight with highly-constrained systems
  • Improve results, reduce risks, and put you in position to win