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DYNA4 4.0: Virtual Test Driving @ Vector

DYNA4 is an open simulation environment for the virtual test driving of cars and commercial vehicles. The new version 4.0 provides many updates for the physical models, e.g. for vehicle dynamics, powertrain, combustion engines, electric motors, sensors and traffic. Virtual test drives with DYNA4 (former TESIS product) facilitate safe and efficient function development and testing.

DYNA4 4.0: New productizing, great visualization and a range of model improvements

DYNA4 4.0: Simulation environment with sensors, traffic and 3D animation for the virtual test drives
DYNA4 4.0: Simulation environment with sensors, traffic and 3D animation for virtual test drives

DYNA4 Studio

  • Model and scenario authoring
  • Simulation data management
  • Simulation automation and variation
  • Simulation result analysis and reporting


  • Enables execution of simulation models in accelerated or compiled mode
  • Execution with DYNA4 Studio workflows on desktop or real-time targets
  • Execution as exported runtime simulation projects, e.g. in CANoe, ADTF, cloud applications etc.

Improved generation of OpenDRIVE roads

  • Generation and visualization of OpenDRIVE roads from GPX data
  • Support of <geoReference> tag in OpenDRIVE files, e.g. for GPS receivers
  • Parameterization of OpenDRIVE objects to be displayed in 3D animation

More flexible scenario parameterization

  • Arbitrary reference paths independent of road layout
  • Initial speed for vehicle under test for shorter acceleration phase
  • Consolidated driver parameters for most common applications

Model updates for driving dynamics

  • Consolidated driver parameters for most common applications
  • Updated example parameter sets for Compact vehicle
  • Improved example parameterization for Model Configuration Truck 4x2
  • Improved robustness of TMeasy5 handling tire model

Model updates for electrified powertrains

  • Easier creation of customized wiring harnesses with improved Create Circuit function
  • Extended consideration of energy losses in electrical system and drivetrain like wiring harness, clutches and electric motors
  • New examples for battery configurations

Updates for ADAS sensor models

  • Deterministic rendering of physics-based sensors, e.g. for image stitching or sensor fusion
  • New sensor type: lidar sensor with single vertical scan layer

Improvements for 3D visualization with DYNAanimation

  • Retro-reflective road signs and road marks
  • Animated wheels for traffic vehicles
  • Range of new geometries
  • Simulation start can optionally be delayed until animation project is done loading
  • Simplified generation of user-defined signals for DYNAanimation

Runtime application export

  • Improved integration into CANoe with integrated animation control
  • Export of Windows Executable for stand-alone execution without MATLAB/Simulink
  • Multiple S-Function exports of same model with one click,  e.g. for multi-ego setups
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