|dSPACE NEWS 2001/3, Sep 2001|
To guarantee smooth, simultaneous development of ECU and vehicle, the electronic control units of Toyota’s new Formula One racing car require testing at an early stage. At this time, tests on the road would be too dangerous, too expensive and not satisfactory as only a small portion of all possible failure conditions could be detected. Several tests are not possible as most measuring devices do not fit in the small racing car. The solution is hardware-in-the-loop simulation with dSPACE Simulator, which checks all specification requirements ”off-road” in the lab.