A New Method of Coupling HiL-Simulation and Engine Testing Based on AUTOSAR-Compliant Control Units 2009-01-1521
In a fast and cost-efficient powertrain development process several optimization and validation tasks are required at early development stages, where prototype vehicles are not available. Especially for hybrid powertrain concepts the development targets for fuel consumption, vehicle performance, functional safety and durability have to be validated on the engine test bed before integration and testing with real vehicle prototypes takes place. The integration of relevant control unit functions like transmission shift or vehicle stability as AUTOSAR software component into a simulation system at the engine test bed allows a fast and integrated workflow for series development. Complementary a high-quality combustion torque estimation and the consideration of driver behavior and lateral vehicle dynamics improve the correlation of simulated to real world driving maneuvers.