ASM Vehicle and Traffic

ASM is a tool suite for simulating combustion engines, vehicle dynamics, electric components, and the traffic environment. The open Simulink® models are typically used on the dSPACE Simulator for hardware-in-the-loop testing of electronic control units (ECUs) or during the design phase of controller algorithms for early validation by offline simulation. They are complete and independent models that support all the relevant phases of the model-based development process.

The Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Package is an excellent basis for developing and testing vehicle dynamics ECUs, such as ESP, steering, and active damping ECUs. For realistic vehicle simulation, the vehicle model is designed as a multibody system. The model consists of elements such as a drivetrain with elastic shafts, a table-based engine, two semi-empirical tire models, a nonlinear table-based vehicle suspension model with kinematics and compliance, a steering model, and aerodynamics. An environment with a road, maneuvers, and an open- and closed-loop driver is included as well. All parameters can be altered during run time.

The ASM Traffic Simulation Package is an add-on for the ASM Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Package. A virtual environment that consists of road networks, traffic maneuvers, traffic signs, buildings, pedestrians, and various objects is used to efficiently develop and validate driver assistance systems. In addition, the test vehicle can be equipped with multiple sensors for object detection and recognition. 

The main focus of this training course is to cover the complete ASM tool chain, including the ASM Simulink® model, ModelDesk for parameterization, AURELION for animation, and ControlDesk (optional). You will learn how to parameterize the vehicle, define road networks, and create traffic scenarios with various fellow vehicles.

  • Engineers working on HIL testing of ECUs for vehicle dynamics and/or driver assistance systems
  • Engineers who validate controller algorithm designs by doing offline simulation (SIL)


  • Previous experience with MATLAB® and Simulink®

  • Get an overview of the ASM Vehicle Dynamics and the ASM Traffic Simulation Packages
  • Use the ASM Traffic model offline and on a dSPACE system
  • Understand how to handle the ASM tool chain
  • Use ModelDesk for model parameterization
  • Visualize and measure signals in ModelDesk
  • Use ModelDesk to create road networks and traffic scenarios 
  • Use ModelDesk for sensor parameterization
  • Use AURELION to animate the ASM simulation

  • ASM Traffic Simulation Package including ModelDesk
  • MATLAB/Simulink

  • Introduction to the ASM Vehicle Dynamics and the ASM Traffic Simulation Packages
  • Using the model for online simulation on dSPACE platforms like processor boards or VEOS®
  • Basics on parameterizing the model using ModelDesk
  • Basics on working with dSPACE AURELION to animate the vehicle and its environment
  • Generating road networks with ModelDesk
  • Generating maneuvers and traffic scenarios (behavior of the ego-vehicle and of the traffic fellows) using ModelDesk
  • Parameterizing and adapting the traffic sensors of the ASM Traffic environment

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