A New Tool for Advanced Vehicle Simulations 2005-24-044
To overcome future stringent regulations on pollutant emissions
and to decrease CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, hybrid
vehicles seem to be one of the near future most promising
technologies. This type of car uses complex energy management and
control strategy. Simulation can be very useful for the development
of such a control system.
This paper highlights a new library developed under the AMESim
software that enables the simulation of complex interactive systems
in vehicles. In addition, the possibility to combine with other
AMESim modules, allows the users to add more complexity to any of
the sub-components of the vehicle.
As an illustration of this new tool capability, we propose in
this paper a simulation example of the Prius, the most known hybrid
vehicle which was the first commercial vehicle in 1997 and selected
as the 2004 Car of the Year in Europe. Comparisons between
measurements and simulations of the response of different
components are presented on different driving cycles.