Engineers developing powertrain control strategies are increasingly expected to build controls with greater functionality. At the same time pressures on unit costs are increasing, development schedules are tightening and higher results ratios are expected.
Rapid prototyping Software tools are now available which help accelerate the development process. One such tool for engine control system design is
To demonstrate this tool Arthur D. Little have developed a simple idle-speed control system for a light duty truck engine. Idle speed control is a well known problem although it often represents a significant development cost.