Bring Simulation to the Testbed With Testbed.CONNECT™

Where Testing Meets Virtual

Simulation is the key to effective frontloading. To support our customers in achieving this, we have created Testbed.CONNECT™, a powerful open execution platform that connects simulation models to the testfield.


Testbed.CONNECT closes the gap between simulation and test in a unique way. You can rely on safe and stable testbed operation. In addition, you can focus on value-adding tasks, such as testing the numerous variants at an early stage of development. It also enables frontloading of development activities that might otherwise be performed later in the process or on the road. In addition, our solution is compatible with a wide range of testbed types, as well as third-party testbeds from various manufacturers. This enables seamless integration of our tools into your existing development architecture.

Numerous vehicle and driveline variants, an extensive integration of complex systems, and high requirements for safety, efficiency and comfort mean that shifting development tasks from road to testbeds has become a necessity. While most sub-disciplines already use advanced simulation models in the office only a few find their way into the overall vehicle development process. This is due to the limited capabilities of the testbed but also due to existing department boundaries. Utilizing these models allows for a new  testing approach in early development phases, by replacing missing real components with already existing simulation models. Therefore, the simulation capabilities of testbeds are getting more important than ever.

Highest Simulation Performance on the Testbed

Frontload Tests

Replace missing real components with simulation models in early development phases.

The Power Of Models

Ensure a seamless connection between office simulations and their utilization in the testfield.

Testbed.CONNECT helps you harness the benefits of model-based testing. As an open platform it facilitates early integration tests by connecting simulation models to the testbed. In alliance with Model.CONNECT™ it opens the testbed to the whole world of office simulation. This prevents long wait times for prototype components and vehicles and allows for quicker and more powerful decision-making throughout the entire development cycle. Testbed.CONNECT offers flexibility that reduces testbed down-times due to task changes to a minimum. Many applications such as, engine start/stop strategy evaluations or electric drivetrains can already be tested on the testbed by using existing in-house simulation models to gain comparable results throughout the development process.

How Testbed.CONNECT™ Helps You Bring Simulation Models to the Testfield
How Testbed.CONNECT™ Helps You Bring Simulation Models to the Testfield



Re-use and continuous improvement of component and system models.

Seamless integration

Easy and stable connection of simulation models to the testbeds.


New testing possibilities using sophisticated simulations even without model compilation.


Model Integration

Testbed.CONNECT allows you to integrate models or model configurations into a testbed system (test environment) and execute them there. The models or model configurations are integrated using an ecp file.

Testbed.CONNECT Explorer

The Testbed.CONNECT Explorer is a graphical user interface for simulation models that visualizes all running real-time models and all blocks contained in them. For each model, all block output ports, all model input and output ports and all mapped parameters can be displayed.

Hungry for more? Gain more valuable insights through additional material.

Solution Sheet Testbed.CONNECT

An overview of our software Testbed.CONNECT.

A New Age of Collaboration

A whitepaper on step-by-step integration.

Success Story - Digital Transformation

Saving development time and prototypes using Virtualization


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The increasing networking in vehicle development means that components are no longer considered in isolation and that departments have to work across the board. As a result, it is not uncommon for different modeling strategies and tools to clash. 

Model.CONNECT™ bridges this gap.

Virtualization in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development
Virtualization in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development

Make conventional engine testbeds ready for hybrid vehicle development.

Continuous V&V
Continuous Verification and Validation

Establish the digital thread across multiple projects and get your data-driven engineering off the ground. So that the vision of digitizing the development process becomes reality.

Moving steadily into the future: Find out what’s brand new in the field of process simulation on the testbed.

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