The Crosschasm team has over 15 cumulative years of working with the most powerful and accurate vehicle simulation tools. Having adapted the models from automobiles, to delivery vehicles, to forklifts, the team can provide accurate results quickly.
CrossChasm is the product of a US Department of Energy competition.
Launched in 2004, ChallengeX was a four year competition lead by Argonne National Labs challenging the top engineering students across North America to build the sustainable vehicle of tomorrow. On top of DoE, the competition included heavyweights such as Natural Resources Canada, General Motors, The MathWorks, National Instruments, and Freescale Semiconductor.
After leading the University of Waterloo entry to a first place finish, and with over a dozen additional pieces of hardware in the trophy cabinet, CrossChasm was born. The industry-government-academia collaboration that was ChallengeX had equipped a new generation of engineers with the skills and technology for developing the next generation vehicles.
In the meantime the world had changed and it was apparent that the face of mobility is undergoing the most radical change it has ever seen. Energy security, environmental, and economic factors are mandating drastic changes in vehicle technology. And all arrows are pointing towards electrified vehicles, whether hybrid, plug-in, or all electric.
An incredibly exciting time for the industry, both new and old players are developing brand new powertrains with often unproven technology. Versed in the most advanced design tools and technologies, CrossChasm works with clients' engineering teams to accelerate their development to bring better vehicles to market faster, and to avoid the landmines.
CrossChasm has worked on a wide variety of vehicle types and has successfully focused on adapting, refining, and improving cutting edge automotive tools & technology to non-automotive spaces - everything from heavy-duty delivery vehicles to forklifts.
The real-world performance of electrified vehicles and technologies is rugged and CrossChasm has been working with fleets and government agencies to validate and understand real-world performance of these advanced vehicles.
Now in a nicer building, the CrossChasm team hasn't forgotten its competition roots and continues to rapidly develop technology to accelerate the design process, make the vehicles cheaper, and reduce the uncertainty in purchasing the vehicles of tomorrow.