VIRES Virtual Test Drive Recognized as R&D 100 Award Finalist

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, Aug 15, 2017 – MSC Software Corp. announced that VIRES Virtual Test Drive, the company’s complete tool-chain for driving simulation applications in the development of ADAS and automated driving systems, was selected as a finalist for the R&D 100 Award. This accolade demonstrates MSC’s commitment to developing innovative engineering simulation software tools to help the automobile industry achieve its goal to deliver safe Level 5 vehicle autonomy.

This R&D 100 Award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The Finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 70 judges. This year’s Finalists represent many of the industry’s leading organizations and national laboratories, as well as many newcomers to the R&D 100 Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Invention”.

“The intersection of our 20-year focus on high performance vehicle simulation and the explosion and challenges in autonomous vehicle testing have culminated in this great recognition,” said Marius Dupuis, managing director of VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH, an MSC Software Company.

“To safely operate fully autonomous vehicles with high confidence, we are not even close. It will take many more miles of real world and simulated testing to achieve the level of safety we must have at the hands of a machine,” said Dominic Gallello, president & CEO of MSC Software.  We a very proud of VIRES’ contribution to the industry’s drive toward autonomy.

About the R&D 100 Awards

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Widely recognized as the “Oscars of Invention,” the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the past year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics spanning industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,300 professionals in 20 countries. For more information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.

MSC Software is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

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