CAViDS pursues research, engages students and faculty, and interacts with external partners. The CAViDS consortium consists of industrial companies, national labs, and foundations for the purposes of technology advancement, technology transfer, and education.
The investment in CAViDS from the government, foundations, and industry partners is used to develop basic simulation tools and customize the developed technologies to industry needs. CAViDS serves as a keystone for meeting ground vehicle industry needs through the development of new technologies and the conversion of the existing focused simulation technologies for dual use. Needs identified by the industry partners are addressed by CAViDS’ core competence with in-house technology creation and innovative use of commercial software.
- Caterpillar Inc. Machinery and Engines
- Eaton Truck Components
- Dana Holding Corp.
- Lubrizol Corp. Specialty Chemicals
- US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Transportation Research Center (NTRC), Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA)