In 2014, two MiEV Evolution III racecars were entered into the Pikes Peak race and won first and second place in their division. Additionally, MMC broke the electric vehicle world record by more than 30 seconds thanks to the vehicle performance improvements its engineers were able to achieve with PowerFLOW simulations. "MMC showed that PowerFLOW can help automakers significantly improve even an optimized racecar's aerodynamics, and we are pleased that MMC enjoyed amazing success with our simulations," Exa Japan President Kazuhito Ishikawa stated. "Our team looks forward to helping MMC with its future projects."Based on the MiEV Evolution II of 2013 racecar model, the all-electric MiEV Evolution III included a lighter pipe-frame chassis, powerful electric motor, spacious battery and four-motor electric-powered 4WD. The racecar featured enhanced motor response, larger tires for greater cornering performance and a new carbon cowl to further improve downforce. Engineers also incorporated MMC's S-AWC integrated vehicle dynamics control system for heightened traction control and more confident road handling. MMC has been using PowerFLOW for aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and noise simulations for vehicle development since 2005 and has entered vehicles in the Pikes Peak race for many years. As a globally recognized automaker, MMC prides itself on its cutting-edge research and development of practical electric cars that are energy-efficient, comfortable and provide performance comparable to gasoline-driven vehicles, offering consumers eco-friendly, next-generation vehicles. About Exa Corporation Exa (NASDAQ:EXA) ( www.exa.com) Corporation's simulation and visualization software predicts the real world performance of products early in the design process. Every day engineers and designers rely on Exa's highly accurate results to gain actionable insights to refine their designs. Engineering teams have the freedom to explore new creative solutions, make smart tradeoffs, and move to production with complete confidence. Leading manufacturers trust Exa's suite of proven aerodynamic, thermal management and acoustics simulation solutions to reduce the reliance on expensive physical prototypes and late stage design failures while optimizing the quality and performance of their products. Some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, MAN, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nissan, Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks.
Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA
CONTACT: For more information about Exa Corporation or images please contact: US: Cole Quinnell Tel: +1 248 877 0590 Email: email@example.com UK: James Parsons Tel: +44 1622 766526 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Germany: David Plaettner Tel: +49 6971 0475 349 Email: email@example.com