A New Way of Electrical/Electronic Systems Endurance Testing of Vehicles in a Real World Environment Prior to Production Launch 2001-01-1101
With the increasing emphasis on Systems Engineering, there is a need to ensure that Electrical/Electronic (E/E) Systems Endurance Testing of vehicles, in a real world environment, prior to Production Launch, is performed in a manner and at a technological level that is commensurate with the high level of electronics and computers in contemporary vehicles. Additionally, validating the design and performance of individual standalone electronic systems and modules “on the bench” does not guarantee that all the permutations and combinations of real-world hardware, software, and driving conditions are taken into account. Traditional Proving Ground (PG) vehicle testing focuses mainly on powertrain durability testing, with only a simple checklist being used by the PG drivers as a reminder to cycle some of the electrical components such as the power window switches, turn signals, etc.
Citation: Ahmed, M., Welker, D., and Rudy, R., "A New Way of Electrical/Electronic Systems Endurance Testing of Vehicles in a Real World Environment Prior to Production Launch," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-1101, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-1101. Download Citation
Moin Ahmed, David L. Welker, Richard J. Rudy
SAE 2001 World Congress
On- and Off-Board Diagnostics-PT-81, SAE 2001 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems-V110-7