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Function-in-the-Loop Simulation of Electromechanical Steering Systems—Concept, Implementation, and Use Cases 2023-01-5011

The accelerated processes in vehicle development require new technologies for function development and validation. With this motivation, Function-in-the-Loop (FiL) simulation was developed as a link between Software-in-the-Loop (SiL) and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) simulation. The combination of real Electronic Control Unit (ECU) hardware and software in conjunction with virtual components is very well suited for function development and testing. This approach opens up new possibilities for mechatronic systems that would otherwise require special test benches. For this reason, an Electric Power Steering (EPS) was transferred to a virtual environment using FiL simulation. This enables a wide range of applications, from EPS testing to the development of connected driving functions on an integrated platform. Right from the early development phases, the technology can be used purposefully with short integration cycles. Throughout the entire development process, function development and validation can be effectively controlled and quality increased.


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