In AVL, we uncovered the many resource conflicts and successfully transformed an existing internal combustion engine testbed into a hybrid vehicle test environment. Specifically this means, we have made it possible to use engine testbeds, as if they were powertrain testbeds. How does this upgrade work? We are bringing simulation to the testbed. The complete solution consists of a real-time execution platform, the necessary virtual components, and a commissioning tool to form a virtual pallet. As a last important part, we add preparation and execution tools, as it is necessary to bring the real-life cycles to the testbed, and, moreover, to efficiently execute the test plan using optimization software.
Together with one of our customers, we recognized the resource conflict and jointly developed a solution to convert an engine testbed into a test environment for hybrid vehicles. Now this solution is available to all our customers and offers significant savings potential.
– Aleš Kolar, Senior Product Manager, Virtual Testing Solutions, AVL
Advanced Methodology for Hybrid Calibration at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
A whitepaper about how HMETC was able to transform a pure internal combustion engine testbed to a hybrid vehicle test environment.