A vehicle model is created within a virtual space through auto simulation and 3D digital design. After models are put through a variety of tests such as simulation analysis and installation evaluation, potential problems are filtered in advance to optimize the design process and shorten the development period.
Body structure design
The body structure acts much like the skeleton of the human body, providing the basic framework for driving parts like the engine and chassis, as well as various convenience features. We consider all the qualities required of a car, such as strength, crash resistance, aerodynamics, noise, fuel efficiency and space when designing a body structure to produce a car that is safe, comfortable, fast and economical.
We design chassis systems that relay power to vehicles and enable driving. The chassis system comprises the suspension, steering, fuel, cooling, exhaust and intake, mounting, control and brake systems.
The exterior and interior of a vehicle are designed with a focus on providing a pleasant, comfortable and safe environment for occupants. A new technology called adaptive headlamps feature low-beam bulbs that swivel left and right in response to the steering wheel so that they illuminate the direction where the driver is looking. Additionally, the lamps move up and down depending on the number of passengers and vehicle yaw.
Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) analysis To control noise and vibrations generated during driving, we analyze the causes of vibrations and characteristics of how the vibrations are relayed to passengers. This process is conducted via computer simulation before an actual car is made. Once the initial evaluations have been carried out to produce the optimal solution, a prototype car is then manufactured.
A virtual car model is created to obtain quantitative data on the load that is transferred from the road surface to the suspension and car body while driving. Through this process, we carry out detailed modeling and durability analysis. The initial durability assessment of the car body and key chassis parts allows us to pinpoint possible problems and come up with solutions to improve performance, as well as to cut costs and weight. The information is then reflected in the design process.