Hrycay Consulting Engineers staff once again attended the 2014 User’s Forum for the software program Human Vehicle Environment (HVE) by Engineering Dynamics Corporation. HVE is a complete 3D simulation environment for vehicle design engineers, safety researchers, and accident reconstruction engineers. In addition to learning the new software features and networking with other HVE users, this event featured a symposium where software validation studies were presented. It is important to understand that HVE software is a physics simulator for the purposes of engineering analysis – it is not a graphics package for producing animations or visualizations. Recent advances include a wheel-impact model and the ability to put lights on vehicles so that they turn on and off with full control.