Simcenter Amesim

for Automotive & Transportation

Truck and Busses

Heavy equipment & agricultural

Hybrid vehicles


Why Simcenter Amesim for Automotive & Transportation?


Supports early design phases by creating simulation models for range and performance


Enables to create energy management models


Predictive dynamic modeling for any kind of vehicle, be it conventional, hybrid or electric


Offers state-of-the-art multilevel modeling for all critical subsystems


Supports your integration processes by delivering the best-balanced design in terms of energy efficiency, performance and drivability

Trucks and Busses


System simulation brings an effective solution to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers for:






Not convincing enough yet? Then let's take a look at what customers report after using Amesim. 

An impressive example in truck and bus manufacturing is Scania.

Scania's truck and bus manifacturing

At the beginning of 2013, Scania was already using Simcenter Testlab software when it decided to extend its Simcenter solution portfolio by investing in Simcenter Amesim software.

   Even though we have several simulation tools that we could use instead of Simcenter Amesim, we prefer to use the Siemens Digital Industries Software solution because modeling is very fast with Simcenter Amesim, especially when designing a new driveline. With Simcenter Amesim, it is very intuitive to model a new driveline since we know exactly which parameter we have to find.   
Fredrik Birgersson
Senior Engineer, Analysis and Testing, Transmission Development Scania
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Heavy equipment & agricultural


A strong footprint in the heavy equipment industry


imcenter™ Amesim™ system simulation helps engineers to virtually assess and optimize performance of mechatronic systems – since 1996

More facts on how to improve product design and development process efficiency with Simcenter Amesim? Click and download our infographic!

Of course, we can offer you much more input about our customers' experiences with Simcenter Amesim.

Same Deutz Fahr (SDF)

Same Deutz Fahr (SDF) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tractors, harvesters and diesel engines. Its products are distributed under the brands DEUTZFAHR, SAME, Lamborghini Trattori, Hürlimann, Grégoire and Lamborghini Green Pro.

Siemens Digital Industries Software solution enables SDF to enhance design validation approach and system performance. Simcenter Amesim helped SDF to reduce development time by up to 30 percent!

SDF started using Simcenter Amesim 10 years ago to model and simulate vehicle hydraulic circuits and dynamics. Over time, other divisions have embraced the benefits of Simcenter Amesim. The engine validation division is one of them.
   Starting the creation of the model and finding solutions is quick and we are then free to modify circuits and components. We do not depend on outsourced engineering companies for every simulation we need. I appreciated the user-friendly interfaces and the flexibility. You can easily design and simulate a high-complexity system by coupling different Simcenter Amesim solutions and products.   
 Riccardo Bonacina
Base Engine Validation and Reliability Lead Engineer SDF
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Hybrid vehicles


Resolving NVH of hybrid vehicle – with Simcenter Amesim

Honda R&D Co., Ltd uses Simcenter solutions to solve hybrid engine restart vibrations. In fact, Honda has been a devoted and satisfied user of Simcenter SCADAS data acquisition hardware and Simcenter Testlab software for more than 20 years.

   With Simcenter Amesim, Honda R&D created fully integrated engine and vehicle models that take into account combustion, mechanics and controls.   

Satoshi Watanabe,
Model-Based Development for Powertrain NVH Honda R&D Co., Ltd

But Honda does not just use Simcenter Amesim. Read the case study here to find out which solutions from the Simcenter Amesim portfolio are still being used at Honda.



Cut costs and save energy - with Simcenter Amesim

Voith Turbo, a division of the Voith AG group, manufactures drive systems that drive and move land and sea machinery, providing safe, reliable and comfortable vehicles that facilitate energy savings and emission reductions.

The rising cost of energy has had a major impact on railway operators over the past several years. Like other transportation sectors, reducing these costs is becoming a matter of economic survival.

Voith Turbo leverages Simcenter Amesim to cut costs and save energy on rail vehicle cooling systems.
Voith Turbo has been using Simcenter Amesim software from product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Siemens Digital Industries Software to design its DIWA transmission as well as for heat recovery systems and railcar powertrain for years.

So the jump to cooling systems design for locomotives and thermal studies was rather straightforward. Simcenter Amesim was integrated into the design process for the locomotive cooling systems.
   Simcenter Amesim has become the global mechatronic simulation platform at Voith Turbo. We use the software for all our simulations on all product lines in this division every day.   
Sebastian Knirsch,
Head of System Engineering, Voith Turbo Rail
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