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ADAS and Autonomous Driving Developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving functions Use Case: Restbus Simulation dSPACE provides comprehensive tool support for restbus simulation ASAM XIL API dSPACE supports the ASAM XIL API standard in many of its products. Use Case: Closed-Loop HIL Testing of Camera Systems Closed-Loop HIL System for Testing Camera-Based Systems by Inserting Data into the Image Sensor Output Use Case: Developing Engine Controls New control strategies for saving fuel and reducing emissions Power Electronics and Electric Drive Technology dSPACE products offer comprehensive support for electric motor and power electronics applications Functional Mock-Up Interface dSPACE supports the open FMI standard for easy integration of simulation models from various sources AUTOSAR Technology dSPACE supports the development of ECU software according to the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform and the AUTOSAR Classic Platform. Use Case: Emulating Battery Cell Voltages dSPACE HIL systems support testing battery management systems Use Case: Open-Loop HIL System for Testing Image Processing ECUs Open-Loop HIL System for Testing Image Processing ECUs Offers for Universities Real-time development systems with powerful simulation hardware and comprehensive software tools. Automotive Industry dSPACE systems are being used successfully at international automotive customers for developing and testing embedded electronics. Use Case: HIL Tests for Onboard Chargers Testing onboard chargers for electric vehicles and their behavior when connected to different simulated charging stations Use Case: Simulating Multiple Scenarios for Autonomous Driving Simulate a large number of scenarios for autonomous driving Use Case: Closed-Loop HIL Testing of Multisensor Systems Closed-Loop HIL Testing of Multisensor Systems MicroLabBox – Exciting New Options for Universities As the Academic Sales Representative for North America at dSPACE, Inc. I am empathetic to the same series of issues from my customers who are seeking the best products on a limited budget: price, functionality and endurance. Use Case: Rapid Control Prototyping dSPACE offers a comprehensive tool chain for bus simulation in rapid control prototyping applications Use Case: Closed-Loop Radar Test Bench Closed-Loop HIL Test Bench for Over-the-Air Radar-in-the-Loop Simulation Vehicle Tests Perfected To accelerate software development, Ford is using Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation from dSPACE to optimally supplement vehicle tests. Mission Autonomous Electromobility Success Story: Rapid-Control-Prototyping-System MicroAutoBox in Action for Autonomous Electromobility ISO 26262 dSPACE supports the ISO-26262-compliant development process with its tool chain and consulting services. Testing Electric Drive Functions dSPACE HIL systems enable realistic, real-time simulation of a wide range of electric drives Use Case: HIL Release Tests for Camera and Radar Release tests for camera- and radar-based applications using closed-loop HIL system Use Case: Power HIL Simulation Electronic loads for up to 800 V for simulation of electric motors Use Case: Data Recording During Real Test Drives Time-Correlated Data Recording During Real Test Drives ISO/PAS 21448 SOTIF dSPACE offers a consultancy service to define measures that comply with SOTIF and implement them into processes, methodologies, tooling, and verification and validation criteria. Use Case: Modeling AUTOSAR Systems Model AUTOSAR-based system architectures Electromobility dSPACE offers complete solutions for developing and testing ECUs for electromobility applications. Use Case: Simulating Brushless DC Motors Include a current and a voltage emulation in HIL tests Use Case: Developing Electric Motor Control Strategies Developing electric motor control strategies with dSPACE prototyping systems. Use Case: AUTOSAR V-ECU Generation Generate AUTOSAR-compliant virtual ECUs Use Case: Virtual ECU Testing dSPACE provides a seamless tool chain for virtual ECU testing at an early development stage Use Case: Testing Engine ECUs Simulate an ECU’s environment and insert specific faults for testing purposes Step-Steer Maneuver This video shows the superimposed representation of the vehicle behavior of two different chassis configurations in a step-steer maneuver simulated by the ASM tool suite Use Case: Battery Management Algorithms dSPACE RCP systems support developing and validating battery management systems Use Case: Virtual Test Bench Use VEOS as a virtual test bench that is constantly available on your PC Aerospace Industry dSPACE products are used in a wide range of aerospace application fields, such as engine control development and tests on control devices. Use Case: Simulation of airbag ECU How to perform realistic HIL tests for airbag ECUs Use Case: Prototyping Electronic Horizon Applications The ADASIS v3 Horizon Reconstructor (HR) Blockset provides access from a Simulink model to electronic horizon data, which is transmitted via the ADASIS v3 Protocol Use Case: Virtual Bus Simulation Test bus communication without any real hardware Bus Simulation dSPACE offers a comprehensive tool chain for bus simulation in virtual validation, rapid control prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop applications. Use Case: High-Performance Steering Test Bench For applications with maximum dynamics and precision Use Case: Closed-Loop HIL Testing of Predictive Driving Functions Closed-Loop HIL Testing of GNSS-Based Predictive Driving Functions Use Case: Cluster Simulation Cluster simulation with dSPACE VEOS enables highly automated test drives on your PC Use Case: Automated Driving Functions Developing perception, fusion and application algorithms with the help of dSPACE tools Hyundai MOBIS: VIL Testing Hyundai MOBIS is using the vehicle-in-the-loop (VIL) testing method, to efficiently validate advanced driver assistance systems with synchronous virtual and real test drives. Use Case: Testing AEB According to Euro NCAP Testing Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) functions according to Euro NCAP ZF: AI-in-the-Loop Presenting a new test system for validating an autonomous, AI-based vehicle using realistic sensor simulation Use Case: Developing V2X Applications Based on Wireless ad hoc Communication Developing V2X Applications Based on Wireless ad hoc Communication Use Case: Power Supply Systems dSPACE HIL systems for testing smart grids and distributed power generation Use Case: Testing ECUs and ECU Networks Test either a single ECU or multiple networked ECUs together, including restbus simulation Use Case: ECU Testing, Analysis, and Monitoring dSPACE provides the ControlDesk software for analyzing and monitoring ECU signals during testing Use Case: Closed-Loop HIL Testing of V2X Applications Closed-Loop HIL Testing of V2X-Based Applications Use Case: Integrated Sensors and Actuators Provide the physical signals to stimulate an ECU's sensors and actuators Use Case: Typical Setup of Prototyping Functions for ADAS and Automated Driving Typical Setup of Prototyping Functions for ADAS and Automated Driving Use Case: Sensor Simulation SIL Sensor Simulation supports entirely software-based testing by means of the SIL method. Use Case: Testing Automated Driving in Urban Areas and on Highways Testing Automated Driving in Urban Areas and on Highways Use Case: ECU Testing dSPACE provides a comprehensive tool chain for testing ECUs communicating with each other in a network IUPUI: Speed Is Key to Safety Developing algorithms for autonomous driving that respond promptly and precisely to the perceived environment Use Case: Validating AUTOSAR Architectures Validate AUTOSAR architectures manually or automatically Use Case: Testing Power ECUs dSPACE HIL systems enable powerful tests for DC/DC converters Use Case: Controller Tests for Electric Motors dSPACE HIL systems support controller tests for electric motors at signal level Use Case: Testing ECUs with Optical Displays Link camera-based real-time image recognition with HIL simulation technology Use Case: Validating Controller Algorithms dSPACE RCP systems provide flexible solutions for validating controller algorithms Use Case: Virtual ECUs Without AUTOSAR VEOS lets you use virtual ECUs to test C-code-based function modules EcoCAR Mobility Challenge: Propulsion Controls & Modeling Activity GM, MathWorks and dSPACE provide propulsion control and modeling hardware and software needed to simulate the professional vehicle design process. Porsche: A Test of Character for Steering Systems Developing and fine-tuning electric steering systems with mechatronic HIL tests Use Case: Evaluating Mechatronic Systems dSPACE provides test benches for evaluating complex systems in real time Use Case: Code for Battery Management Systems Automatic code generation for safety-critical applications with TargetLink Use Case: Simple Bus Communication Tests dSPACE provides comprehensive tool support for testing bus communication Use Case: Preparing HIL Tests VEOS lets you develop and test virtual ECUs on your own PC Academia dSPACE offers universities and research institutes flexible systems with all the options needed for the model-based development of mechatronic controls. Commercial & Off-Highway Vehicles Embedded software development for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses, and off-highway vehicles Use Case: Testing Vehicle Dynamics ECUs Ensure high signal quality for ECUs performing plausibility checks after power-up Automotive Ethernet Support dSPACE has added two boards with interfaces for automotive Ethernet at 100 Mbit/s and 1000 Mbit/s to its Ethernet solution portfolio. Use Case: AUTOSAR Migration Migrate your AUTOSAR projects from AUTOSAR 3 to AUTOSAR 4 Use Case: Chassis Control Development New control strategies for higher driving safety, comfort, and agility Rimac Automobili: Concept_One Insights into the drive concepts of a purely electric supercar XIL API: One for All ASAM XIL API decouples tests of all test stages from the test platform Use Case: Small Steering Test Bench Integrate a ''miniature'' test bench in even the smallest of spaces SCANIA: A Moving Variety Scania has a nearly endless selection of vehicle types and modular vehicle confi gurations. And the generic electronic control unit (ECU) system has just as many variants. In a new test lab, Scania shows how this system can be validated with reliability. NSK: Highly Efficient Wheel Hub Motor NSK is developing a compact wheel hub motor with an integrated transmission mechanism Use Case: High Performance Sensor Data Processing The MicroAutoBox Embedded SPU allows high performance sensor data processing of various environment sensors such as camera or lidar, GNSS positioning and wireless communication. Use Case: Continuous Integration Processes already established in software development, such as agile development with continuous integration and testing, are making their way into ECU software development. This calls for test management and a process automation tool, such as SYNECT. Use Case: Test Bench with Environment Simulation EPS test bench for release tests and development-phase tests under extreme conditions SCALEXIO LabBox (8-slot) Addition to the SCALEXIO LabBox Family of Enclosures Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences – Three-Phase Synchronous Motors The Electrical Drive Technology laboratory of the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences used a dSPACE MicroLabBox to implement the control for a permanently excited three-phase synchronous motor via an EnDat 2.2 interface. BMW: Virtual Validation in Practice Functional SIL stations at BMW Use Case: Prototyping for Active Noise and Vibration Cancellation Model-based development of the control strategy Use Case: Virtual Test Drives VEOS lets you test driver assistance functions on your own PC Use Case: Function Validation with V-ECUs VEOS lets you test function interactions on your own PC Use Case: Testing FlexRay ECUs Test either a single ECU or multiple networked ECUs, including realistic bus communication Use Case: Sensor Simulation HIL Sensor Simulation offers the option to test real sensors in combination with ADAS/AD control units in a closed loop. Magneti Marelli: Smart Automation Automatic test environment for body control modules leads to better quality and efficiency Use Case: Testing Functions for Highly Automated Driving on PC Clusters Testing Functions for Highly Automated Driving on PC Clusters Electric Power Industry dSPACE products offer comprehensive support for developing power industry applications. Use Case: Rotary Steering Test Bench Test steering systems with rotary steering support on the steering column P3: Sensor-Based Driving Developing Features for ADAS and Autonomous Driving Use Case: Environment Simulation Perform realistic environment simulations for testing driver assistance systems dSPACE Blog: Cloning the Driver Are you in the race towards the automotive future by cloning the driver function? Now, you can accelerate your autonomous driving development and testing efforts in a well-thought-out, high-performance Use Case: TargetLink and SystemDesk Fast and reliable AUTOSAR roundtrips with minimum user intervention Use Case: Developing Converter Functions dSPACE RCP systems for the convenient development and validation of controllers for DC/DC converters Use Case: Euro NCAP Crash Tests Perform Euro NCAP tests early in the ECU development phase using the dSPACE tool chain Use Case: Testing ECU Networks for Hybrids Fulfill high development and test requirements to ensure reliable hybrid control functions Use Case: Image Anonymization Artificial-intelligence-assisted one-stop-solution for data-driven development of autonomous vehicles Use Case: Prototyping Medical Microsystems Optimized control strategies Use Case: Compact Steering Test Bench Test the entire steering mechanics using real forces and torques Tetra Pak: Virtual Milk in Virtual Cartons Intelligent process control software has an important job to do to continuously optimize downtimes, but developing and testing it is time-consuming and expensive. Use Case: Testing Electric Motor ECUs Achieve high sampling rates to handle highly dynamic behavior Hyundai MOBIS: Augmented Reality Vehicle-in-the-loop (VIL): Validating driver assistance systems with synchronous virtual and real test drives Daimler: Powertrain Tests at the Push of a Button Automatically creating test environments for different HIL test systems ADAS Development Tool Chain: Stay safe on the roads As customer expectations rise and Euro NCAP requirements get tougher, the cost of developing advanced driver assistance systems threatens to become unmanageable. TU Wien / Siemens Pantographs The video shows how, thanks to the methods developed by TU Wien, realistic high-speed train drives can be emulated on the pantograph test bench from Siemens. Use Case: No-Load Steering Test Bench Drive a steering system in closed-loop mode for integration tests of the complete vehicle Use Case: Electric Power Steering (EPS) Develop and test power steering control functions ZF TRW: Putting Steering Systems to the Test Real-time testing at ZF TRW Steering Development Simulation of Electric Drive Functions dSPACE virtual validation tools allow to verify functions in an early development phase. University of Stuttgart: Hybrid Propulsion System for the e-Genius plane The electric plane “e-Genius” developed and built by the University of Stuttgart will be equipped with a highly efficient hybrid drive as part of a new research project Use Case: Developing Converter Controllers dSPACE RCP systems for developing control strategies for hybrid or fully electric powertrains Use Case: Virtual Bus Simulation Test ECUs and their communication on a PC Use Case: Optimizing Vehicle Dynamics for Motorcycles Completely model-based tool chain for on-target bypassing Use Case: Defining Traffic Scenarios Define complex traffic scenarios to analyze and test ADAS algorithms on electronic control units Use Case: Traffic Sign Recognition Test ADAS functions which rely on road-based object information Use Case: Battery Management Develop and test battery management functions Honda Aircraft: First Flight in Real Time Automated avionics tests with dSPACE simulators Use Case: Intelligent Charging Systems dSPACE VEOS enables PC-bases simulation of controller functions for charging systems Use Case: Multilevel Converter dSPACE RCP system enable the development and validation of controller functions for multilevel converter. Use Case: Prototyping on Embedded Platforms Prototyping Functions for Automated Driving on Embedded Platforms Use Case: Electric Drive Controls Test asynchronous motors in automotive applications Use Case: Testing a Servo Controller Test a wide range of configurations of motors, power stages, sensors, and bus systems Use Case: Electric Power Level Simulation Test ECUs without accessing their signals at signal level Aired Scenarios Aired Scenarios ISO 26262 – HIL-Testing dSPACE offers comprehensive advice and support for setting up a HIL test system according to ISO 26262 requirements. Use Case: Frontloading RDE Tests Simulation-based analysis of emission values with virtual and real engine test benches Airbus: HOMER Take-off: A review Multifunctional prototype for future space vehicles Sensor-Based Landing Aid The sensor system currently being developed by ESG will enable helicopters to land safely even in low visibility. Multi-agent DIL Simulation The University of Texas at Austin has installed a fully integrated high-fidelity driving simulator, including a dSPACE SCALEXIO system, to facilitate ground-breaking academic research into autonomous driving systems. Michigan Technological University / GM: Efficient Platooning Cooperative and predictive control strategies boost energy efficiency in automated vehicles ZF: Virtual Torque Simulated test drives and real loads put ZF drivetrains to the test Daimler: Flexible Test Track Testing new driving concepts under reproducible conditions with a hexapod 360° driving simulator Code Generation for Electric Drive dSPACE TargetLink generates highly efficient C code and allows for early verification Development of Electric Drive Functions dSPACE RCP systems enable optimizing and testing new control strategies in a real environment Use Case: White-Box Testing How to access the ECU in real-time for White-Box Testing with dSPACE SCALEXIO Use Case: On-Target Bypassing with TargetLink Combining function development and production development Use Case: Robotic Motion Controllers dSPACE RCP systems make developing and validating functions for robotic motion controllers easy Mercedes-Benz R&D/MES: Electric and Safe Using modeling guidelines to validate e-drive software Research for Tomorrow’s Aviation New development tools for the aerospace industry ISO 26262 – Webinar Recording Learn more about ISO 26262 support in the dSPACE tool chain. Use Case: Intersection Assistants Simulate traffic at intersections with multiple vehicles Landing Gear Systems of the Future Researchers at the Institute for Aircraft Systems Engineering at the Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany are developing a completely new kind of actuation system for the landing gear of a regional aircraft. WABCO: Smart Software, Smart Trucks Efficient processes and methods for developing safety-critical driver assistance systems Volkswagen: Naturally Virtual Efficient validation of virtual ECUs using software-in-the-loop tests CNH Industrial: Bottleneck Relief Overcoming bottlenecks in the test process by means of virtual validation HSU Hamburg: Active Noise Reduction The Helmut Schmidt University (HSU)/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg is working on systems for active noise reduction by means of anti-noise. With the help of the dSPACE SCALEXIO system, the researchers improved their solution significantly. Use Case: RCP Systems for Multilevel Converters Optimized control strategies Technical University of Munich: Quick Start From 0 to 30,000 revolutions in 2.6 seconds Use Case: Requirements-based Testing Full Traceability from the Requirements to the Test Results with SYNECT Use Case: Thermal Monitoring of Batteries Monitor the thermal behavior of lithium-ion battery packs CLAAS – Centralized Test Management At the 8th dSPACE User Conference (November 15-16, 2016), CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH talked about its test process and the introduction of SYNECT as a central test management tool. IAI: Chain-Free Cycling Serial hybrid drive for bicycles Use Case: Developing Controller Software dSPACE RCP systems support in-vehicle test systems for hybrid electric vehicles Toyota Prius Toyotas renovated control software development process for the new Prius includes the dSPACE production code generator, TargetLink, in combination with the test and validation tools BTC EmbeddedTester and BTC EmbeddedValidator. Medical Engineering Control development for medical applications AVL Raptor: Hungry for Engines AVL Raptor provides the customers of the entire AVL group with a quick, flexible way of creating and testing the control of complex engine configurations for demonstration and calibration purposes. Big on Safety Volvo 3P relies on HIL simulation to test and verify the controllers when developing brake systems. Astrium: Next Generation Satellite Communications Astrium reached greatest possible antenna positioning accuracy with rapid control prototyping tools and support from dSPACE. Fuel Cell Revolution For the past 20 years, Ford has gained a wealth of experience from their research and development of fuel cells for in-vehicle use. Ford’s researchers have tested several concepts in the laboratory and on the road. Simulation à la carte Model-based development boosts efficiency in the food service industry Investigation of hybrid rocket motors dSPACE DS1104 controls mass flow Bern University of Applied Sciences: Give and Take Lab testing of load flow management for prosumer households YANMAR: Testing on Demand Highly flexible HIL simulators satisfy the demands for testing a variety of agricultural vehicles ZF: Real Virtuality Automatically creating test tracks and realistic traffic scenarios based on vehicle measurements University of Augsburg: Flexible Cable Robot The University of Augsburg is developing the Modular Cable Robot (MoCaRo). The motors for moving the robot are controlled via the EtherCAT interface of a dSPACE SCALEXIO system. University of Michigan: Implementing Controllers on Real Machines Watch how the University of Michigan uses equipment from dSPACE in training classes to implement controllers on real machines. Use Case: Variable Traffic Sign Recognition Detecting and interpreting variable message signs and traffic lights in virtual traffic scenarios Schlumberger: Intelligent Drilling Simulating extreme environmental conditions for control units Toyota: A Forward Leap for E-Volution Electrification for sustainable mobility – Developing the fourth generation of the Toyota Prius Use Case: TargetLink and VEOS Early simulation and experimenting with TargetLink code Use Case: Testing Controller Algorithms dSPACE offers comprehensive HIL systems for testing control algorithms of industrial drive controls Use Case: Testing Auxiliary Systems dSPACE products offer comprehensive support for electric motor and power electronics applications Ford: Rapid AUTOSAR Adoption AUTOSAR simulation with VEOS Use Case: Pedestrian Detection Test ADAS functions for the detection of crossing pedestrians Use Case: Parallel Hybrid Drivetrain Simulation Testing controllers for engine, transmission or drivetrain management in hybrid drivetrain applications. KATECH: Virtual Mild Hybrids Imagine a combustion engine where each cylinder can be fired variably or skipped to provide the torque demanded by the driver. AUTOSAR and ASAM - Current Activities Generally accepted standards are indispensable in industry. Developing and introducing them is a complex process, however – as is integrating them into existing products. Touareg Hybrid – electrified and electrifying The Volkswagen Touareg has a brand-new hybrid version. Its electric drives, power electronics, and traction battery have caused a significant rise in the complexity of the networked electronic systems. Virtual Vehicle Test Drives Since 2000, Suzuki Motor Corporation has been efficiently intensifying their use of dSPACE simulators for the safe development of electronic control units (ECUs). Process for Functional Safety The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has added modelbased development to their classic software development process for implementing safety-critical vehicle functions. Sound Asleep Active noise reduction in the home Electronics Take Off Real-time testing of modern actuation systems at Moog Use Case: Mechatronic Steering Systems Build a HIL test system for steering systems offering a realistic driving feel Satellite Test Systems: Going Into Orbit dSPACE pushes ahead with satellite test system Technische Universität Berlin: IFSys – Intelligent Flying System Developing a UAV Simulation, Test and Verification of SHEFEX-2 Hybrid Navigation System Simulation, Test and Verification of SHEFEX-2 Hybrid Navigation System Put a Label on It The tech company Bosch shows how to efficiently train neural networks with annotated sensor data fromunderstand.ai. Developing Multisensor Applications To develop the complex autonomous driving functions, NAVYA relies on the multisensor development environment RTMaps from Intempora. Autonomous Driving Is Manageable Interview with Dr. Dirk Walliser, Senior Vice President Corporate Research and Development Innovation and Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen AG Geely: Modular Fascination Geely and Volvo are jointly developing the vehicles of tomorrow on their Compact Modular Architecture platform University of Michigan: From 3-D Printing to 3-D Sprinting Watch how a unique algorithm enables 3-D printing at twice the speed. Highly Automated Driving: Mastering Variety dSPACE solutions for highly automated driving SANY: King of the HIL Hardware-in-the-loop test of electrified dump trucks for surface mines Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH: Top Performer Controlling high-performance gas engines for energy supply TU Wien/Siemens: Keeping Contact at 300 km/h Highly dynamic control of a test bench for high-speed train pantographs Technische Universität Berlin: IFSys – Intelligent Flying System IFSys (Intelligent Flying System) is a student project that was launched in 2006 to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that flies autonomously. BMW: Always the Right Model HIL pilot project for exchanging submodels based on FMI High-Performance Nanosatellite Control Software Testing and Validation with dSPACE ASM Satellite Engineering students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Developing and Testing Prosthetic Wrist Joint Designs 2003: The use of dSPACE Prototyper has enabled a control system for this wrist simulator to be created with minimal minimum time and effort. PSA: AUTOSAR Implemented To optimize cooperation with the electronic control unit suppliers, PSA decided to make the development process for drivetrain ECUs AUTOSAR-compliant. University of Tokyo: High speed Robot Baseball-playing robot system demonstrates perfect and quick pitching and batting technology. University of Adelaide: Diwheel Defies Gravity Students and researchers in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide have developed a so-called diwheel that allows a driver to travel in a conventional upright position and, for the more adventurous, in an upside down position. Valtra: Efficiency in the Field Continuously variable transmission with power-split driveline for more power and lower costs China Northern Railway: China on the Fast Track Chinese railway equipment manufacturer uses dSPACE HIL to speed up their Traction Control Unit (TCU) development Younicos: Self-Sufficient with Wind and Sun Berlin-based company Younicos is overseeing a project to install a photovoltaic plant, a wind park, and battery storage on one of the Azores islands to meet the island's power requirements without diesel supplies brought in by tanker Hitachi Automotive Systems: 3-D Car Spotting Generating stereo images for autonomous test drives with a stereo camera as the observer Navigating Rural Areas Through the Eyes of Autonomous Sensors The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Team is working on solving autonomy-related perception and navigation issues. MicroAutoBox prototyping units are used as the interface between the autonomy software and the vehicle’s control systems. Use Case: 24/7 Testing 24/7 usage of the HIL systems helps to achieve the required test throughput. Performing functional tests on SIL test platforms reduce the test load of the HIL systems. dSPACE Blog: Creating Interchangeable Test Cases Across a Diverse Tool Chain Read the blog article on two different approaches that can potentially solve the problem of test case redundancies. Testing Embedded Components In this example a SCALEXIO system is used for a real-time preflight simulation of the entire mission for a high-altitude research rocket. Use Case: Virtual Diagnostics The dSPACE tool chain offers a solution for testing the diagnostic functionality of the application software at an early stage. ACENTISS: Electric Take-Off Developing a fully electric and autonomous aircraft Use Case: Simulate V-ECUs Integrate V-ECUs with the help of dSPACE tools Use Case: Integrate V-ECUs Integrate V-ECUs with the help of dSPACE tools Use Case: Generate V-ECUs Generate V-ECUs with the help of dSPACE tools Use Case: Testing and Experimenting with V-ECUs Testing and Experimenting with V-ECUs with the help of dSPACE tools JTEKT: Inspect the Unexpected Automated fault injection tests for JTEKT steering systems Jaguar Land Rover: Virtual Revolution Jaguar Land Rover’s motto is to create “experiences customers love, for life”. Use Case: Roadwork Test Scenarios for Automated Driving Perform simulations of roadwork scenarios in order to test automated driving functions Use Case: Prototyping Complex Functions for Automated Driving in Real Traffic Prototyping of complex automated driving functions in real traffic using the MicroAutoBox and the MicroAutoBox Embedded SPU. Building Ford’s Next-Generation Autonomous Development Vehicle Our customers do amazing things with our products, e.g. MicroAutoBox. NASA: The Joined Wing Wind tunnel testing of the Joined-Wing SensorCraft vehicle Going into Orbit The space industry makes extremely high demands on the development of electronic control systems. Business Development Manager Dr. Dirk Spenneberg explains how dSPACE’s satellite technology solutions will help meet these demands. Tula Technology: Dynamic Firing Order Imagine a combustion engine where each cylinder can be fired variably or skipped to provide the torque demanded by the driver. Use Case: Frontloading HIL Tests VEOS lets you perform fully automated tests of virtual ECUs on a PC DAF: Keeping the Right Speed The video shows how Safe-Speed performs under simulated operating conditions. BMW Group Relies on TargetLink The BMW Group evaluated the production code generators currently available on the market. NASA’s Top Model At its Airborne Subscale Transport Aircraft Research facility, called AirSTAR for short, NASA is using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to study flight situations that would be too dangerous and too expensive with a real aircraft. Lemförder: Tested and found good Testing transmission lever electronics automatically with dSPACE test automation Use Case: Mechanical Power Level Simulation Physically stimulate ECUs for HIL tests DLR: Solo for ARTIS Developing and testing autonomous, intelligent aircraft Landing Gear Systems of the Future Developing electrically actuated landing gear We Must Embrace New Technologies e.GO Mobile proves that emission-free driving is possible with today’s technology at lowcost and with a customer focus Cumulative Test Power Renault has set up a new test factory in Romania to achieve a high throughput of test executions when developing and validating powertrain control units Electric City Bus dSPACE electronic high-voltage test system enables Avantest to emulate an electric motor and a battery at power level Use Case: Integrating Production-Ready Basic software into V-ECUs Create a V-ECU that contains the application software and parts of the basic software, supplemented by dSPACE basic software. Michigan Technological University: Efficient Platooning Watch how cooperative and predictive control strategies boost energy efficiency in automated vehicles. University of Michigan: From 3-D Printing to 3-D Sprinting A unique algorithm enables 3-D printing at twice the speed Use Case: Variant-based Automation Systematic support for variant handling in HIL testing and an established procedure for the development and test of electronic control units (ECUs) with SYNECT. Function Design via RCP The objective of this use case consists in the fast and easy evaluation of new control algorithms in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Verification of Networked Aircraft Systems For testing multiple networked aircraft systems you might require a test bench that corresponds to the aircraft in size and dimensions and includes the actual cable harnesses. P3 – Sensor-based Driving This video shows a demo vehicle from P3 equipped with sensors and instruments to support the development of autonomous driving functions. In this vehicle, P3 uses RTMaps and MicroAutoBox to capture and process sensor data Use Case: Testing Embedded Components How to test embedded components with dSPACE SCALEXIO for aerospace applications Use Case: Evaporative System Monitoring Validate the functionality of the fuel tank evaporation system for onboard diagnostics (OBD) tests. DENSO: Virtual Modeling Toolbox Setting up an efficient tool chain for FMI-based development Texas A&M University: A Bright Future Ahead Using solar energy as the basis for innovative hybrid electrical power systems University of Michigan: Fly Like a Bird Developing morphing wing and tail elements Use Case: TargetLink FMI Support Execution of TargetLink-generated code with offline and real-time simulators from third parties and dSPACE Use Case: Crank-Angle Synchronous Fuel Pump Validate the control algorithms for crank-angle synchronous high-pressure fuel pumps ZF: Handling High Numbers of Variants Efficient software development process for transmission ECUs Use Case: HIL Tests for Electric Trains Test controllers for grid interfaces, electric drives, and power electronics with dSPACE systems Use Case: Testing Distributed Functions dSPACE HIL systems support complex simulations of hybrid control units Rollout at dSPACE We believe that Formula Student is the ideal way to round off a university education. For one thing, the students learn to use real technical tools to implement their projects. Investigation of hybrid rocket motors The research group at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock investigates fundamental aspects of combustion in hybrid rocket motors, for example thrust oscillations, pressure, plume flicker and acoustical output. Porsche: Dynamic Models Vehicle dynamics are the showpiece of car manufacturing. DENSO: Process Agility Automated development and test process with TargetLink and EmbeddedTester Success in series AUTOSAR’s success story and how the dSPACE tool chain supports the AUTOSAR standard JTEKT: Safe Steering Japanese steering system manufacturer JTEKT has installed an ISO-26262-compliant process and a powerful test system for ECU development. Ohio State University: Next Level of HIL in EcoCAR This presentation was a technical demonstration of the team’s continued development with its HIL setup. Global HIL Strategy at General Motors 2007: In a thorough evaluation process for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) solutions two years ago, dSPACE Simulator was chosen as the global HIL solution for General Motors. Systematic Drive Safety E-Darc is a new FPGA-based drive controller being developed by control system manufacturer Ferrocontrol. Go for Quality The North American Electrical & Electronics System Validation group at Ford Motor Company has nearly tripled its automated testing capability. Capable Co-Drivers Intelligent driver assistance systems are a prime issue in the automobile industry Siemens: 1000 MW in the Test Lab Simulating steam turbines for electricity generation Project Orbit Satellite computers have to handle a whole range of monitoring and control tasks. Success in Action Launched two years ago, the SCALEXIO HIL test systems from dSPACE have already proven their value in numerous customer projects. Flight Control by MicroAutoBox Developing innovative control systems SHEFEX II Launched Successfully Research on an innovative new heat shield NASAs Top Model NASA is using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to study flight situations that would be too dangerous and too expensive with a real aircraft. The role of the flight control computer is played by a dSPACE system which communicates by radio. Making an Intelligent Addition dSPACE acquired understand.ai (UAI). The start-up is an artificial intelligence (AI) technology leader with a focus on automated data analysis, data annotation, and extraction of simulation scenarios for auton-omous vehicles. Test Rig for Electric Actuation Systems The SCALEXIO system can also serve as an integrated part of an actuator test rig for testing high-lift surface control in the lab, for example. Tula Technology: Faster Engine Validation Completing validation and verification activities in half the time with virtual validation FAW: Excellence as a Standard AUTOSAR-based development for the electric and hybrid drives of the future Use Case: Regenerative Brake System Torque management for the regenerative brake system of an electric vehicle Continental: The Perfect Dosage Setting up a closed-loop test system for precisely controlled fuel injectors Mitsubishi Electric: Driving Your Car from Space Developing a satellite-based autonomous vehicle control system Hyundai MOBIS: All You Can Test Performing parallel tests on multiple driver assistance systems Mechanical test Mechanical test benches round off dSPACE’s test system portfolio Use Case: Air Condition for Electric Vehicles Evaluate the electrical energy consumption of an air conditioning system in an electric vehicle Ohio State University: Model-Based Winning Ohio State at EcoCAR 2 – Hybrid Power Takes First Place CLAAS: Controlled Harvesting Automated assistance functions for more harvesting efficiency NASA: Controlling Combustion Instability Ultra-low-emission combustors being developed for aircraft gas turbine engines are more susceptible to combustion instabilities. Blade Runner In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a science fiction story by Philip K. Dick and later the action film Blade Runner, a central question is whether autonomous, high-tech machines are capable of dreaming. Simulating for Track Speed Since 2008, the Rider, Constructor and Team titles have belonged to Yamaha. The company relies on simulation techniques to continue its success. Continental: Synchronously Asynchronous Continental’s new belt-driven starter generator uses not only the 48 V vehicle electrical system but also an asynchronous machine as the electric motor and generator – a novelty. Hamburg University of Technology: Flying to the Limits Professional platform for developing new autopilot functions for staying within the flying range TargetLink for Safety-Critical Systems 2003: The vehicles of the future will contain more and more safety-critical electronics. Developing them will be a major challenge to the industry. Smooth Gear Changes with Dual Clutch 2004: During the past fifteen years, the Fiat Research Centre (CRF) has acquired considerable experience in the design, analysis, testing and validation of automatic manual transmission control applications, for cars with different kinds of motorization. Rear Wheel Drive More Sporty Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in the United Kingdom is enjoying great success using dSPACE Prototyper to improve the handling and stability of the famous Jaguar S-Type with an electronically controlled limited slip differential (LSD). PBR: Process for By-Wire-Brakes Fast-tracking electronics development usually creates prototypes that are not representative of the final product. University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis: Optimized Hybrids Researchers from the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis are developing new energy management algorithms to improve the fuel economy of micro and mild hybrid vehicles. Korea Aerospace Research Institute: With or without a pilot The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) is developing an OPV and testing its flight control system by running simulated flights in the laboratory with a test bench based on a dSPACE hardware-in-the-loop simulator. Hybrid with dSPACE Research institutes and industry working on alternative propulsion systems are increasingly turning to dSPACE tools, which have long been used for developing conventional drives. EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge Goes Green 2009: For the EcoCAR Challenge the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) assigned a three-year pilot project to 200 students from various universities. Five Stars for dSPACE The demands on today’s embedded software are high. And the requirements on the development software and the testing software are just as tough. What does this mean for dSPACE products? Electric Drives Efficiently Virtualized Controlled electric drives are a key technology in numerous engineering applications. Handling so many applications calls for a high degree of flexibility, especially for servocontrollers in industrial automation. Beating the Heat While developing a new space glider, the German Aerospace Center is investigating new heat shield technologies in their SHEFEX II program. Forward Thinking Ways to achieve greater productivity in the development process Highly Dynamic Testing Real-time modeling of a permanent magnet electrical machine for ECU functional validation applications Use Case: Simulating Automated Manual Transmission Use simulated or real motors to test an ECU for controlling three electric DC motors Automatic Safety Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) has conducted tests according to the SOTIF standard. Use Case: Testing Networked Aircraft Systems How to test networked aircraft systems with dSPACE SCALEXIO Team Starkstrom: Track Record Developing an autonomous racing vehicle for Formula Student Driverless Model-based Software Development - Optimally Connect Users and Tools Consistent data management to ensure efficiency Test Environment for Safety-Critical Driver Assistance Systems The central management of the Euro NCAP test protocols and the provided tests in SYNECT Test Management allows for a seamless testing process. Triumph on Pikes Peak Mitsubishi’s two MiEV Evolution III race cars took 1st and 2nd place in the Electric Modified class. Tetsuro Aikawa, President and COO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), visited dSPACE Japan K.K. to express his thanks for supporting the racing team. Bosch: Power Guaranteed Rapid control prototyping for fuel-saving functions in a 48 V system DLR: Robotic Motion Interactive motion simulation of vehicle dynamics RWTH Aachen University: Firing up Engine Innovation In-cycle combustion control for autoigniting gasoline engines Use Case: Pneumatic Brake Systems Develop and test brake control functions for truck-trailer systems Use Case: Truck-Trailer Systems Developing and testing vehicle dynamics control functions for truck-trailer systems Use Case: Engine Model Parameterization Parameterize combustion engine models for real-time simulation Use Case: Start-Stop Systems Test the start/stop functionality of engine control units Bergstrom: Ambitious Climate Goals Bergstrom aims at developing 85% of its control software virtually The World´s Largest Industrial Robot Draglines costing up to $100 million each are used in Australian open cut coal mines. A dragline is like a huge crane which is used to clear and shift overburden, i.e., soil and rocks, with an excavation bucket suspended from its 100-meter boom. Tula Technology The exceptional fuel efficiency Tula delivers contributes to a cleaner environment, reduces dependence on oil and saves consumers money at the pump. Watch how it works! PARVUS - The Little Giant The trend to miniaturization that started with electronics has now reached the world of mechanical engineering, where it can also help to save on energy and materials. Machines for the precision assembly of very small parts are a typical example. Tongji University: No Driver Required Thanks to advances in the development of intelligent drive technology, the time is coming closer when self-driving vehicles will be a part of everyday road traffic. Architectures for Safety 2007: A notable trend in automotive systems is combining stand-alone safety applications to make what are called integrated safety systems (ISS). EDGAR - A Self-balancing Scooter A dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board was used to rapid-prototype the controller prior to embedding the controller on a low-cost microcontroller target. BMW Racing Team: Superbike Success BMW Motorrad relies on dSPACE to validate the quality of their completely self-developed electronic control units. The University of Adelaide: Diwheel Defies Gravity Australian Students developed an Upside Down Vehicle Eco-Friendly Starter-Alternator Valeo Systèmes Électriques, a member of the Valeo group, used dSPACE tools according to the standardized V-cycle to develop a reversible, belt-driven starter-alternator. Optimized CVT Hybrid A team of researchers at the Technische Universität München in Germany has developed a CVT hybrid powertrain that enables combustion engines to start up very fast. Peak Performance Racing to the top with standard car parts: the MiEV Evolution II A Mach 0.8, 40,000 ft. Challenge MPC Products Corp. has developed an actuator control system that will be used by NASA to control a drive system for the Cavity Door System that covers a large cavity in the rear fuselage of a modified Boeing 747 housing a large infrared telescope. Indestructible right from the start Construction, mining, demolition and forestry in the modern age are dynamic, increasingly complex tasks, and the heavy-duty equipment involved has a lot more intelligence inside than one would guess from the outside. Brake-by-Wire Gathers Momentum Continental is currently developing brake-by-wire systems that can use a new brake technology based on a 12-V electrical system. Workbench for the Nano World A team at the Technische Universität Ilmenau in Germany has designed a very versatile positioning machine for work in the nanometer range. The machine is controlled with the aid of dSPACE hardware and software. E-motion Research into developing electric vehicles has progressed over the last few years. These vehicles have the potential for completely new vehicle designs, and also different riding and handling characteristics. MicroAutoBox Ahoy! The Yamaha Motor Corporation, Ltd., is developing an unmanned marine vehicle (UMV) which can be used for numerous measurement and observation tasks. Getting Better and Better A talk with Dr. Klaus Lamberg, Product Manager of test and experiment software, about AutomationDesk (dSPACE’s test software) and future developments in the area of testing. New Energy - Wind and Sun Bring Independence One of the Azore Islands in mid-Atlantic: Plenty of sunshine. Constant wind. And miles away from any power grid or any filling station for diesel generators. All ears The ability to communicate is an elementary part of our lives. And without good hearing, communication becomes difficult if not impossible. This is why researchers continue to work on optimizing prostheses that improve hearing. The Battery Eldorado Electric vehicles are eco-friendly, quiet and economical. However, their future depends on efficient battery technology. Five in One Hybrid drives and electric vehicles are hot topics in the automobile industry right now. But what few people know is that the first electric vehicles actually hit the roads in the early 20th century. Virtual Energy Cells The BMW Group is using a dSPACE Simulator to develop functions and test ECUs for a battery management system for lithium-ion energy storage. Home Run in Lab Ultra-high-speed robots are expected to open up new fields of applications. With extremely high kinematic performance and stupendous cognitive capabilities, they surpass the human processing ability and challenge the limitations of machines. Fusion Hybrid Energized The control software for the battery management system was developed completely using model-based design and automatic production code generation. Northrop Grumman: Turbine on Board Simulating gas turbine ship propulsion plant Santerno: Upvalue Energy Power inverters: Efficient energy transformation through efficient TargetLink code SKF Industria SpA: Intelligent Stopping SKF’s Electronic Parking Brake system is an extremely convenient solution for parking brakes and emergency brakes in tractors. ISUZU: Less is More ISUZU is developing an electro-hydraulically actuated variable valve system as an engine device to simultaneously reduce exhaust gases and fuel consumption. ARAI: Systematic Vehicle Safety On behalf of the Indian automotive industry and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, ARAI is producing a concept for high-performance safety systems, together with a sample process for the model-based development of such systems. STIHL: The Cutting Edge The new TS500i cut-off machine with STIHL Injection is the first-ever batteryless, completely electronically controlled injection system for handheld power tools with a two-stroke engine on the market. Smart Home In Japan, in the wake of the nuclear power plant accident accompanying the Tohoku earthquake on March 11, 2011, people’s expectations of renewable energy sources have soared. Robots in the Rose Garden Limited resources, climate change and a rapidly growing world population make effi ciency and sustainability the biggest challenges in horticulture and agriculture. smartCUT: Safe Surgery Semiautomatic surgical saw for heart, chest and brain operations MetOp-B Weather Satellite Launched Successfully More accurate, more long-term weather forecasts The TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH Driving Simulator Car behavior controlled by dSPACE HIL Simulator Measuring Chile's Volcanic Ash Cloud MetOp satellite supplies data on the ash cloud from the Puyehue volcano “First Light” for Airborne Telescope SOFIA SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy) performs its first observation flight Einstein Microscopic Measuring the Frame-Dragging Effect Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH: Electrifying Using active mains filters to suppress interference in aircraft electrical systems DFKI: Simulated Satellite Rendezvous Realistic Satellite Motion Tests on the Ground Other Fields Whatever your field - whether you develop control applications for medicine, robotics, drives, or any others - dSPACE offers you a seamless tool chain for control development. Electric Parking Non-intrusive, fast integration of an x-by-wire control system Aiming High Mazda is pursuing two main goals for its automobiles: an enjoyable driving experience on the one hand, and outstandingly low fuel consumption and emission levels on the other. Architecture with Brains Researchers at the University of Stuttgart are working to develop lightweight load-bearing structures that respond to external loads. Audi Electronics Venture: Ions at the Start Modern start/stop systems, more electrical equipment, and the increasing electrification of mechanically driven components are pushing up the demands made on energy storage. CIRA: Diving Back to Earth The Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (the Italian Aerospace Research Center, or CIRA) is using an unmanned space vehicle (USV) to research technologies that are vital to the development of future space transporters. University of Texas: Surviving Tough Terrain In commercial and military vehicles, the improved mobility provided by advanced active suspensions – especially in rugged terrains – becomes a matter of survivability, effective crew performance, safety and reliability. DFKI In their new Space Exploration Hall, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) can now carry out projects such as testing flight systems and studying the interactions between satellites and robots. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: More Efficient Combustion Engines Variable valve control for a camless engine with fast hydraulic actuators KIT: Spotlight on Hazards An innovative new light function offers motorists more safety and comfort during night-time driving, using image sensors that detect potentially dangerous objects on the road and specially designed headlights that spotlight these objects. Autoliv: Gentle Belts Seat belts tightened the AUTOSAR way at Autoliv Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH: Electrifying Using active mains filters to suppress interference in aircraft electrical systems Behind the Scenes Formula Student is a wellknown international competition that judges not only speed but, more importantly, knowhow. Looking forward Thermal management in a conventional powertrain was intelligently further developed at BMW Group by adding a predictive component. Superbike Success from the Electronics Lab The BMW motorcycle motorsports team is in the fast lane. Since 2009, BMW Motorrad has been competing in the Superbike World Championship, and with success. Talking AUTOSAR The automobile industry sees its future in the continuous development of innovative, networked in-vehicle systems. One answer to the growing complexity this will bring is to perform systematic standardization based on AUTOSAR. A Gripping Feeling The engineering company DMecS is using a dSPACE Simulator to analyze the system behavior of steering systems. This allows testing at an early stage of development, before performing test drives. Making Power Windows safe At its Mexico Technical Center, Delphi Electronics & Safety is developing new algorithms for power window functions. The goal is to provide maximum protection against power window injuries.​ First Flight of HondaJet Advanced Systems This event represents a critical milestone for the HondaJet program and is another significant step toward the first flight of conforming aircraft. (2009) Climate Under Control Volvo Technology, the center for innovation, research and development in the Volvo Group, has been continuously refining and extending its established Climate Control Module (CCM) over the years. Silence is golden Noise pollution impairs the quality of life just as much as any other form of pollution, but noise cannot always be avoided.​ Plug & Play Delphi Diesel Systems has successfully developed automated integration and feature tests for various ECUs for diesel engine management systems. 25 Kilograms of Pure Energy 25 kilograms: That’s the weight of the hybrid battery in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 400 HYBRID, which will be launched in 2009. Jiexun - A Hybrid Hero The new ChangAn Jiexun mild hybrid car successfully rolled off the production line in December 2008 – containing a comprehensive hybrid controller strategy developed with dSPACE tools. Higher, Faster, Further The Institute for System Dynamics at the Universität Stuttgart in Germany used dSPACE tools to develop an active damping control for the manufacturer IVECO MAGIRUS Brandschutztechnik. Industry Partnerships Enrich Programs 2007: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield MI) is partnering with industry-leading companies to help define its core curriculum offerings for two graduate academic programs. Shift Gears Quickly The goal is to noticeably reduce the development time of prototypes and end products. To meet this, innovative methods for developing embedded software are necessary. Diesel meets Electric For years now, hybrid drives have been gaining ground in passenger cars. But mobile work machines, with their typical stop-and-go operation, are also ideal candidates for hybrid drives. LIGO: Hunting Waves in Space With the help of dSPACE equipment, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the USA have set up an observatory dedicated to detecting gravitational waves. (Caltech, USA) Personal Rapid Transit​ From 2009 onward, passengers will be able to travel non-stop across London Heathrow Airport in the ULTra Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). This new, environmentally friendly, and individual passenger transportation system has been developed by ATS Ltd. Tomorrow’s Engineers A hybrid bicycle that stores braking energy and then releases it to support acceleration. Anniversary of an Idea Twenty Years of Continuous Success A conversation with Dr. Herbert Hanselmann: To mark dSPACE’s 20th anniversary, the company’s founder and president describes how an idea became an internationally successful company. Optimal Air-Fuel Ratio Optimal air-fuel ratio is a key challenge and keeps coming up as an open issue for the engine control community. Major Winnings at the DARPA Urban Challenge Eleven teams out of the original hundred made it through to the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007. Experience the Hybrid Drive To integrate components into a hybrid vehicle drivetrain, extensive modification to the electronic and mechanical systems is required in order to ensure the global optimization of all systems by a hybrid drive strategy. Systematic AUTOSAR Migration The AUTOSAR standard offers new solutions for mastering increasing complexity as the number of different technologies, functions, and most of all, variants continues to grow. Customer-Oriented Vehicle Measurements More and more, life cycle tests on vehicles and vehicle components are being moved forward to the simulation phase, rather than performing later hardware tests. Continental: Shift Gears Quickly The goal is to noticeably reduce the development time of prototypes and end products. To meet this, innovative methods for developing embedded software are necessary. Control of a Power-Split Hybrid-Electric SUV 2007: Ohio State University students designed and built a power-split hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) for the Challenge-X vehicle development competition. Efficient Test Processes ZF Lenksysteme GmbH uses the requirement management tool DOORS® for drawing up software requirements and specifying ECU tests, and the test automation software AutomationDesk from dSPACE for implementing, executing, and documenting the tests. Keeping the Right Speed As a part of the European research project EASIS, DAF developed a safe speed function for trucks. It helps comply with the legal speed limit by slowing the vehicle automatically if necessary. Flexible Hydraulic Controls An experimental hydraulic test bench is currently being used for research into “Air in Hydraulic Oil”. General Motors: Buick Regal Turbo Charged Engine Electronics engineering for the Buick Regal Turbo Charged Engine. Braking at Full Speed To develop the ETRAS® system on the Airbus A380, Hispano-Suiza, a SAFRAN Group company, used a dSPACE prototyping system. Bypassing the Heart’s Control SterlingTech, a leader in providing innovative software solutions for medical device companies, helped a client receive a U.S. patent for an impedance sensor. Golf GTI 53+1 – The Driverless Car The Golf GTI 53+1 developed by VW can drive along a known road autonomously, with no driver. The aim is to test and verify control systems such as ABS and ESP in precisely reproducible test drives. The Robot’s Net With inspiration from spiders' webs and the enormous load-bearing capacity of modern high-tech cables, future robots will use cables to get things moving in numerous application areas. BMW Motorrad: Maximum Tilt Developing innovative features for vehicle dynamics at the extremes requires the right tools that do not manipulate vehicle behavior. EB Automotive: Continuous Software Production The EB Automotive Software Factory is the key to success because it implements recurring work processes as a production line for software. Clean Air with RCP DaimlerChrysler AG in Stuttgart greatly speeded up function design for its new engine series for commercial vehicles by the systematic use of dSPACE-based rapid control prototyping (RCP) systems. Electromotor Valve Drive The Institut für Automatisierung und Informatik Wernigerode in Germany has been working with Harz University for some years now on a linear engine concept for operating gas exchange valves in combustion engines. Anti-Noise Flaps Eurocopter Germany is working on producing piezoelectrically controlled flaps for the rotor blades that will considerably reduce noise and vibrations. Dynamic Models for Deutz Diesel Power Deutz AG is relying on a test system based on dSPACE Simulator to run release tests on diesel engine electronic control units (ECUs). University of Queensland: Virtual Blood Vessels Patients waiting for a heart transplant often need to bridge the time until surgery. This is usually done using implantable pumps. Linz University: The Bipedal Robot The University of Linz has been doing intensive research into bipedal walking for several years. New Strategy for Torque Estimators In automotive powertrain control strategies, engine torque estimators are preferred to expensive sensors for obvious economic reasons. Advanced Prototyping For many years, PSA Peugeot Citroën used a self-developed rapid control prototyping tool, partly based on dSPACE hardware, to prototype new engine control functionalities. Powerful Cars Need Powerful Tests 2004: Bugatti first performed intensive validation work on the ECUs in the laboratory, using dSPACE Simulator. This allowed functions to be tested efficiently, both in individual tests and in a network, with no danger at all to driver or vehicle. Adaptivity Counts 2004: Recently, ELASIS went online with a dSPACE Simulator network to test networked electronic control units (ECUs) of new car models. This test environment stands out in terms of flexibility, and is designed for a huge variety of car models. AutomationDesk: Positive Feedback 2004: The latest addition to Behr-Hella’s tool chain is AutomationDesk, the dSPACE software for handling ECU tests that was launched in August last year. DaimlerChrysler Relies on TargetLink for Engine Controls 2003: To benefit from process standardization in the powertrain development of electronic control units, the Engine Control department at DaimlerChrysler has switched to automatic code generation. Cool When It’s Hot 2003: To tackle the ever-increasing workload involved in developing control strategies, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol has used dSPACE tools to set up a model-based development process that will allow more efficient work in many phases. Emission Control with TargetLink 2002: Increasingly stringent vehicle exhaust laws require increasingly powerful exhaust treatment technologies. Control Development for Magnetic Driven Railway Shuttles 2002: Researchers at the University of Paderborn are developing a new railway system, known as Neue Bahntechnik Paderborn (NBP). The system takes advantage of contact-free, linear drive technology, and uses existing railway tracks. AST: Developing Intelligent Assistants Consistent model-based development of driver assistance functions for various platforms Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Smooth and e-fficient Electric wedge clutch for smoother shifts Active Control of Combustion Pressures 2001: Honeywell Engines and Systems recently introduced an advanced technology program to reduce emissions from the Vericor line of gas turbine engines for industrial and marine applications. New Concepts for Individual Cylinder Control 2001: When it comes to diesels, engine developers are looking for new approaches to fulfill increasing requirements on fuel consumption or emission levels. Siemens VDO: Positive Feedback 2001: VDO is one of the first companies who opted for TargetLink as their tool for automatic production code generation. Bypassing with NBD Bus at DENSO 2001: The growing need for highperformance electronic control units (ECU) increases the demand for powerful 32-bit microcontrollers containing RISC architectures. TargetLink – A Bright Idea 2000: Safety features of vehicles have been an important issue throughout recent years. Excellent visibility at night, for instance, is essential for the safety on our roads. And the winners are 2011: The final year of the EcoCar Challenge ended with an impressive show of the young engineers’ green vehicle technologies, which included extended-range, hybrid, plug-in and fuel-cell electric vehicles. A Winning Formula Formula Student has very strict rules on the safety of electrically powered race cars. GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart guarantees safety by using dSPACE technology to develop their high-speed vehicle. Use Case: Emission Control Systems Test emission control systems for diesel engines Use Case: Gas Engines Validate electronic control units for stationary gas engines Use Case: Virtual Suspension Test Bench Efficiently design and analyze different suspension setups Mitsubishi Pikes Peak The Mitsubishi MiEV EvolutionII is equipped with a dSPACE MicroAutoBox. Sentinel-3A in Orbit Third earth-observing satellite of the Copernicus environment program launched into space DLR: Agile Blades A multiple-swashplate system for helicopters actively reduces noise and vibrations CLAAS Industrietechnik: Smooth Success Developing an infinitely variable transmission for tractors Brilliance Auto: Quick Multi-Platform Tests Setting up a flexible, automated test environment for multiple vehicle platforms Use Case: Small Electric Motor Controllers dSPACE RCP systems support the controller development for in-vehicle auxiliary systems Cleveland State University: Smart Training Developing advanced exercise machines Low Emissions with Hy-Nets Car2x communication for more efficient hybrid drives Team Starcraft: Optimized Electrics Development of the controller software for an electric racing vehicle participating in the design contest Formula Student Electric. Fraunhofer Institute: Virtual Test Bench for Steering Systems The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic System Design (IEM) in Paderborn is working on a model-based design of a test bench for developing and testing steering systems. Use Case: Truck Cabin Simulation Simulate truck cabin dynamics for comfort and safety features SAME: Perfect Grip, Perfect Grapes Innovative front wheel suspension for SAME specialty tractors Weichai: Modeling the future Customer-specific simulation models for highly efficient truck engine technology Research Programs with dSPACE Participation dSPACE actively participates in a range of funding programs on the state, federal or European level. This page lists all projects dSPACE is currently involved in.