Virtual Car 4.0

Virtual Prototyping
and Rapid Prototyping
in Engineering Design

Finalist Candidate for the 2001 Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Courseware
Developed by Michael J. Safoutin
Instructor of ENGR 100 at the University of Washington

Copyright 2001-2004 Michael J. Safoutin

Wheels - online road load energy demand calculator
This online tool calculates how much energy is consumed by
aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance, and braking
as a vehicle travels along a specified driving cycle.

Virtual Car is used in ENGR 100 at the University of Washington,
and was employed to gather design research data for the author's
dissertation on design iteration and other aspects
of the engineering design process.

To contact the author of Virtual Car, please email safoutin "at" u dot

Welcome to the Virtual Car Project!

How to get Virtual Car 4.0

The Virtual Car distribution file is a zipped file of less than 500K containing Virtual Car 4.0 and a Read Me file. It is available on the download page.

Once you have a copy of Virtual Car, instructor's materials and other information may be accessed from within the program via the "Help" menu, which provides a central link to many help documents contained on this web site.

Alternatively, from this page you may jump directly to the resource page for links to educational materials, or to the help index for answers to specific questions related to the use of the software.