Automotive Interiors Expo Europe 2018

JETZT REGISTRIEREN


5., 6., 7. Juni 2018
Halle 7, Messe Stuttgart, Deutschland


Offenes Technologieforum Program

Tag 1: Dienstag 20 Juni

Hall 1

10:30 Uhr

Simulated RDE emissions testing of plug-in hybrid powertrains

David Meek
Engineering director transportation technologies
Intertek
UK
The presentation describes how Intertek's UK powertrain test laboratory has developed new facilities and test methods for performing RDE type testing of high-voltage plug-in hybrid powertrains. The speaker will outline the process of generating and running RDE drive cycles in realistic climatic conditions on a powertrain rig without the need for running prototype vehicles, and will also highlight the opportunities this creates.

10:50 Uhr

The value of driving simulators to ADAS controller testing

Jelle van Doornik
Development engineer
Cruden BV
NETHERLANDS
Putting a human in the loop, via a driving simulator, is essential for the final stages in the ADAS controller development process, where the controller’s performance can be validated and tested in real-world driving scenarios. Our presentation will show how relatively simple built-in ideal sensor models can be used to achieve well-defined input and create situational awareness for the controller. Sensor failure and/or erroneous controller behaviour can be manually injected to simulate the effect of real-world disturbances, and interfaces to advanced ADAS development packages like Vires-VTD and TASS-PreScan can be provided.

11:10 Uhr

Real-time evaluation of real-drive emission (RDE) data

Rajesh Reddy
Global product manager
ETAS GmbH
GERMANY
This system provides users with information about execution and evaluation of RDE-testdrive focusing on optimisation of RDE-testdrive. During RDE-testdrive, the driver will be provided with important visual information about driving route, already driven sections and exhaust emissions, as well as boundary conditions to ensure compliance with legal requirements. This includes predictions about validity of route, advice to driver about distance yet to be travelled in respective cycle (motorway-rural-urban), display of current percentage of valid windows, monitoring of NOx sensor, GPS, PEMS status, memory faults, battery status of PEMS. The concept is fully integrated in ETAS-INCA toolchain to allow calibration engineers to work with standard calibration toolchains.

11:30 Uhr

Fast-response emissions measurement

Dr Mark Peckham
Director
Cambustion Ltd
UK
Real-world driving emissions (RDE) present significant challenges to engine calibrators and developers, mainly because of the highly transient nature of the conditions. Fast-response emissions measurement equipment helps identify the causes of the 'spikes' in emissions and correlate with the underlying control parameters.

11:50 Uhr

Integrated synthetic gas test benches for automotive emissions aftertreatment catalysts

Tino Lehmann
Business development manager
Prorec GmbH
GERMANY
There is a crucial need for improvement of catalytic emissions aftertreatment technologies. Synthetic gas test benches are a valuable tool for the development of new catalysts and generation of reaction data for model-based control systems. An innovative test bench concept was developed to facilitate these goals. The focus was on highly dynamic test units able to simulate conditions close to actual engine behaviour. Complex gas supply systems and powerful tail-gas measurement devices are integrated right from the start. A modular approach allows for adaptation to various technical requirements. Customised container modules are employed to save scarce laboratory space.

12:10 Uhr

Application of exhaust gas temperature probes

Stefan Carstens
Managing director
EngineSens Motorsensor GmbH
GERMANY
The presentation will outline three ways to measure exhaust gas temperatures: NTC, PTRD Pt200 and thermocouples. It will discuss the positioning of the sensor tip: in turbulent and laminar flow; restrictions of perforated sensor tips. It will also cover measuring with resistance thermometers: characteristic curves, voltage divider circuit; measuring with thermocouples: type K and type N, drift of thermocouples in test bench applications, the k-effect; the DTS-V III with integrated transmitter for 0-5V DC: long-term stability, special adaptations to improve vibration robustness, wire mesh cable to avoid EMC influences. It will also look to the future: CANbus instead of analogue output.

12:30 Uhr

Transparent analysis of real-driving emission measurements

Andreas Haub
Director of technical data management - NI Engineering
National Instruments
GERMANY
The new EU regulation for the analysis of real-driving emissions measurement describes in some detail how to analyse the data gathered with a portable emissions measurement system (PEMS). Although engineers would like to apply a complete, ready-to-use application, they also have good reasons to ask for transparent implementation of the regulation so that they can check for conformance with the official paperwork. The presentation will showcase a complete solution for RDE analysis for light-duty vehicles based on a standard framework, which integrates well into existing infrastructure from different vendors.

12:50 Uhr

Optimisation of emissions control components by particle size distribution measurements

Robert Anderson
Global product manager
TSI Inc
USA
Recent changes in regulatory compliance efforts to control NOX and particle number emissions via the Real Driving Emissions rule is pushing OEMs to expand measurement techniques to optimise emissions control components to meet these new standards. One area that has shown promise is employing real-time particle spectrometers to support decisions on engine design, aftertreatment systems design, fuel type and lubrication to comply with these stringent regulations under a wider range of engine operating conditions and test cycles. The presentation will illustrate how to leverage particle size data for the development of new engines to meet PN standards.

Tag 1: Dienstag 20 Juni

Hall 1

13:40 Uhr

Automotive Ethernet – protocols, tools, demo

Matthias Karcher
Senior manager
K2L GmbH & Co KG
GERMANY
Distributed electronic systems are omnipresent in today's vehicles, consisting of a large number of devices that are connected to each other via different automotive networking technologies like CAN, LIN, CAN-FD, MOST and Ethernet. The focus of this presentation will be on automotive Ethernet and the protocols involved in transporting time-sensitive audio and video streams, and the use cases of Ethernet tools in the automotive development cycle. Finally, experiences from the development of an AVB/MOST gateway demo will be shared with the audience.

14:00 Uhr

Testing in the Google car era: are we ready?

Prof Massimo Violante
Associate professor of Computer Engineering
Politecnico di Torino & TXT e-solution
ITALY
Nicola Frisco
Head of simulation and training systems
TXT e-solution
ITALY
The growing number of automotive functionalities and use cases are producing a mix of combinations to be evaluated, which is exposing the limits of current testing approaches. Today's OEMs will test a huge number of use cases that make it unfeasible to achieve lifetime requirements through road testing. This scenario is paving the way to a dramatic shift in testing based on certified simulators able to reproduce lifetime requirements of road testing. In this presentation we will look at the best practices of the avionic domain to shape a redefined testing approach based on certified simulators fit for the Google car era.

14:20 Uhr

New test methodologies for testing next-generation in-vehicle networks

Thomas Schulze
Business development director, automotive
Spirent Communications GmbH
GERMANY
We will discuss integration of automotive Ethernet in vehicle test and validation. Engineers face new testing challenges. Traditional in-vehicle networks – bus technologies like CAN, LIN, FlexRay or MOST – were tested on the functional application level and the physical layer conformance. Restbus simulation and datalogging are daily tasks for engineers. With Ethernet there is a new layer of functionality: the communication layer functionality. A complex shared network – multiple communication protocols and functions requiring a new layer of testing. Protocol conformance, network communication performance and network functional testing do not replace traditional testing. How do we combine test methodologies?

14:40 Uhr

Signal testing in the technology fast lane

Arnoud De Kuijper
Business development director
Averna
BELGIUM
All the latest consumer, safety and connectivity technologies like wi-fi, radar, GPS and V2V are merging in the modern automobile, bringing considerable development, test and quality challenges for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. For example, how do you rapidly validate all these complex features? And will they all 'play nicely' together? This presentation gives a high-level overview of some of today’s major challenges facing connected-car developers, including emerging technologies, fast integration, development-cycle changes and evolving vehicle safety standards. To meet these challenges, we make a case for a standardised, scalable and modular test approach.

15:00 Uhr

In-lab emulation of real-word connectivity environments for virtual drive tests

Hans-Christian Winter
Subject specialist
IAV GmbH
GERMANY
In the face of rising connectivity services in the car, automotive manufacturers need to perform field drive testing to ensure performance and reliability over the lifecycle of the vehicle. As the testing environment is hardly reproducible, troubleshooting of events that occur only randomly during drive testing scenarios typically requires extensive repetition of the field drive tests. These challenges intensify the need for a test solution to quickly and effectively deploy new online services. Virtual Drive Testing bridges the gap between lab and field testing through real-world emulation of network environment in the lab.

15:20 Uhr

Connected car technology

Martin Albrink
Business development
7layers
GERMANY
Car-to-X communication (V2X) is of growing importance for the automotive industry. Thanks to integrated wireless automotive devices and applications, road users’ lives will become safer and more comfortable, the mobility factor will be enhanced and even the environment will benefit. To make such a scenario work, the many wireless devices that are used to let cars communicate with roadside equipment, other cars, pedestrians, etc. must work together seamlessly and faultlessly. 7layers explains the various technologies used for V2X communication, their use cases and upcoming certification processes, with a special focus on the USDOT certification programme valid for North America.

15:40 Uhr

Big data analytics without Hadoop?

Dr Bernhard Sünder
General manager
AMS GmbH
GERMANY
Big data and Hadoop are like synonyms today. But is Hadoop the right framework to achieve speed with parallelism for today's infrastructure in road tests and test stands with their multi-file environment? We look into the Hadoop paradigms and describe the limitations. Alternative technologies are presented. Based on samples from the praxis at major car manufacturers, data analysis is based on a huge number of files and processed in a cluster.

16:00 Uhr

IoT: digitising and networking measurement tasks with IMC Gateway

Kai Gilbert
Managing director
IMC Meßsysteme GmbH
GERMANY
Digitisation and the Internet of Things offer new opportunities for the economy. An important building block concerning digitisation is measurement technology. However, testing tasks are a major challenge, especially in the case of complex products. There are hundreds of parameters and statuses to acquire. The data is from a variety of sources, such as field buses, controls, GPS and sensor systems, and must be synchronised and homogenised. Finally, a wide range of interfaces is required for networking, whether for the automation system, the corporate cloud or directly into the IoT.

16:20 Uhr

Innovation in action: 6DOF sensor expands your testing capabilities

David Change
Vice president and technical director
Dytran Instruments
USA
In response to the growing industry need for low-frequency vibration applications in vehicle dynamics, ride/handling, rollover, automotive safety and large machinery including industrial off-road testing, Dytran created the innovative 7556A sensor. This versatile product is an analogue 6DOF sensor containing a MEMS-based triaxial accelerometer, as well as three MEMS-based gyros. The sensor provides the end user with x, y and z accelerations (gs) as well as rotational information (roll, pitch, yaw expressed in degrees/seconds) around three orthogonal axes. Dytran’s engineers, working together with customers to meet new sensing challenges, are generating the next generation of reliable sensing solutions for today’s toughest applications.

Tag 1: Dienstag 20 Juni

Hall 1

10:30 Uhr

Simulated RDE emissions testing of plug-in hybrid powertrains

David Meek
Engineering director transportation technologies
Intertek
UK
The presentation describes how Intertek's UK powertrain test laboratory has developed new facilities and test methods for performing RDE type testing of high-voltage plug-in hybrid powertrains. The speaker will outline the process of generating and running RDE drive cycles in realistic climatic conditions on a powertrain rig without the need for running prototype vehicles, and will also highlight the opportunities this creates.

10:50 Uhr

The value of driving simulators to ADAS controller testing

Jelle van Doornik
Development engineer
Cruden BV
NETHERLANDS
Putting a human in the loop, via a driving simulator, is essential for the final stages in the ADAS controller development process, where the controller’s performance can be validated and tested in real-world driving scenarios. Our presentation will show how relatively simple built-in ideal sensor models can be used to achieve well-defined input and create situational awareness for the controller. Sensor failure and/or erroneous controller behaviour can be manually injected to simulate the effect of real-world disturbances, and interfaces to advanced ADAS development packages like Vires-VTD and TASS-PreScan can be provided.

11:10 Uhr

Real-time evaluation of real-drive emission (RDE) data

Rajesh Reddy
Global product manager
ETAS GmbH
GERMANY
This system provides users with information about execution and evaluation of RDE-testdrive focusing on optimisation of RDE-testdrive. During RDE-testdrive, the driver will be provided with important visual information about driving route, already driven sections and exhaust emissions, as well as boundary conditions to ensure compliance with legal requirements. This includes predictions about validity of route, advice to driver about distance yet to be travelled in respective cycle (motorway-rural-urban), display of current percentage of valid windows, monitoring of NOx sensor, GPS, PEMS status, memory faults, battery status of PEMS. The concept is fully integrated in ETAS-INCA toolchain to allow calibration engineers to work with standard calibration toolchains.

11:30 Uhr

Fast-response emissions measurement

Dr Mark Peckham
Director
Cambustion Ltd
UK
Real-world driving emissions (RDE) present significant challenges to engine calibrators and developers, mainly because of the highly transient nature of the conditions. Fast-response emissions measurement equipment helps identify the causes of the 'spikes' in emissions and correlate with the underlying control parameters.

11:50 Uhr

Integrated synthetic gas test benches for automotive emissions aftertreatment catalysts

Tino Lehmann
Business development manager
Prorec GmbH
GERMANY
There is a crucial need for improvement of catalytic emissions aftertreatment technologies. Synthetic gas test benches are a valuable tool for the development of new catalysts and generation of reaction data for model-based control systems. An innovative test bench concept was developed to facilitate these goals. The focus was on highly dynamic test units able to simulate conditions close to actual engine behaviour. Complex gas supply systems and powerful tail-gas measurement devices are integrated right from the start. A modular approach allows for adaptation to various technical requirements. Customised container modules are employed to save scarce laboratory space.

12:10 Uhr

Application of exhaust gas temperature probes

Stefan Carstens
Managing director
EngineSens Motorsensor GmbH
GERMANY
The presentation will outline three ways to measure exhaust gas temperatures: NTC, PTRD Pt200 and thermocouples. It will discuss the positioning of the sensor tip: in turbulent and laminar flow; restrictions of perforated sensor tips. It will also cover measuring with resistance thermometers: characteristic curves, voltage divider circuit; measuring with thermocouples: type K and type N, drift of thermocouples in test bench applications, the k-effect; the DTS-V III with integrated transmitter for 0-5V DC: long-term stability, special adaptations to improve vibration robustness, wire mesh cable to avoid EMC influences. It will also look to the future: CANbus instead of analogue output.

12:30 Uhr

Transparent analysis of real-driving emission measurements

Andreas Haub
Director of technical data management - NI Engineering
National Instruments
GERMANY
The new EU regulation for the analysis of real-driving emissions measurement describes in some detail how to analyse the data gathered with a portable emissions measurement system (PEMS). Although engineers would like to apply a complete, ready-to-use application, they also have good reasons to ask for transparent implementation of the regulation so that they can check for conformance with the official paperwork. The presentation will showcase a complete solution for RDE analysis for light-duty vehicles based on a standard framework, which integrates well into existing infrastructure from different vendors.

12:50 Uhr

Optimisation of emissions control components by particle size distribution measurements

Robert Anderson
Global product manager
TSI Inc
USA
Recent changes in regulatory compliance efforts to control NOX and particle number emissions via the Real Driving Emissions rule is pushing OEMs to expand measurement techniques to optimise emissions control components to meet these new standards. One area that has shown promise is employing real-time particle spectrometers to support decisions on engine design, aftertreatment systems design, fuel type and lubrication to comply with these stringent regulations under a wider range of engine operating conditions and test cycles. The presentation will illustrate how to leverage particle size data for the development of new engines to meet PN standards.

Hall 1

13:40 Uhr

Automotive Ethernet – protocols, tools, demo

Matthias Karcher
Senior manager
K2L GmbH & Co KG
GERMANY
Distributed electronic systems are omnipresent in today's vehicles, consisting of a large number of devices that are connected to each other via different automotive networking technologies like CAN, LIN, CAN-FD, MOST and Ethernet. The focus of this presentation will be on automotive Ethernet and the protocols involved in transporting time-sensitive audio and video streams, and the use cases of Ethernet tools in the automotive development cycle. Finally, experiences from the development of an AVB/MOST gateway demo will be shared with the audience.

14:00 Uhr

Testing in the Google car era: are we ready?

Prof Massimo Violante
Associate professor of Computer Engineering
Politecnico di Torino & TXT e-solution
ITALY
Nicola Frisco
Head of simulation and training systems
TXT e-solution
ITALY
The growing number of automotive functionalities and use cases are producing a mix of combinations to be evaluated, which is exposing the limits of current testing approaches. Today's OEMs will test a huge number of use cases that make it unfeasible to achieve lifetime requirements through road testing. This scenario is paving the way to a dramatic shift in testing based on certified simulators able to reproduce lifetime requirements of road testing. In this presentation we will look at the best practices of the avionic domain to shape a redefined testing approach based on certified simulators fit for the Google car era.

14:20 Uhr

New test methodologies for testing next-generation in-vehicle networks

Thomas Schulze
Business development director, automotive
Spirent Communications GmbH
GERMANY
We will discuss integration of automotive Ethernet in vehicle test and validation. Engineers face new testing challenges. Traditional in-vehicle networks – bus technologies like CAN, LIN, FlexRay or MOST – were tested on the functional application level and the physical layer conformance. Restbus simulation and datalogging are daily tasks for engineers. With Ethernet there is a new layer of functionality: the communication layer functionality. A complex shared network – multiple communication protocols and functions requiring a new layer of testing. Protocol conformance, network communication performance and network functional testing do not replace traditional testing. How do we combine test methodologies?

14:40 Uhr

Signal testing in the technology fast lane

Arnoud De Kuijper
Business development director
Averna
BELGIUM
All the latest consumer, safety and connectivity technologies like wi-fi, radar, GPS and V2V are merging in the modern automobile, bringing considerable development, test and quality challenges for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. For example, how do you rapidly validate all these complex features? And will they all 'play nicely' together? This presentation gives a high-level overview of some of today’s major challenges facing connected-car developers, including emerging technologies, fast integration, development-cycle changes and evolving vehicle safety standards. To meet these challenges, we make a case for a standardised, scalable and modular test approach.

15:00 Uhr

In-lab emulation of real-word connectivity environments for virtual drive tests

Hans-Christian Winter
Subject specialist
IAV GmbH
GERMANY
In the face of rising connectivity services in the car, automotive manufacturers need to perform field drive testing to ensure performance and reliability over the lifecycle of the vehicle. As the testing environment is hardly reproducible, troubleshooting of events that occur only randomly during drive testing scenarios typically requires extensive repetition of the field drive tests. These challenges intensify the need for a test solution to quickly and effectively deploy new online services. Virtual Drive Testing bridges the gap between lab and field testing through real-world emulation of network environment in the lab.

15:20 Uhr

Connected car technology

Martin Albrink
Business development
7layers
GERMANY
Car-to-X communication (V2X) is of growing importance for the automotive industry. Thanks to integrated wireless automotive devices and applications, road users’ lives will become safer and more comfortable, the mobility factor will be enhanced and even the environment will benefit. To make such a scenario work, the many wireless devices that are used to let cars communicate with roadside equipment, other cars, pedestrians, etc. must work together seamlessly and faultlessly. 7layers explains the various technologies used for V2X communication, their use cases and upcoming certification processes, with a special focus on the USDOT certification programme valid for North America.

15:40 Uhr

Big data analytics without Hadoop?

Dr Bernhard Sünder
General manager
AMS GmbH
GERMANY
Big data and Hadoop are like synonyms today. But is Hadoop the right framework to achieve speed with parallelism for today's infrastructure in road tests and test stands with their multi-file environment? We look into the Hadoop paradigms and describe the limitations. Alternative technologies are presented. Based on samples from the praxis at major car manufacturers, data analysis is based on a huge number of files and processed in a cluster.

16:00 Uhr

IoT: digitising and networking measurement tasks with IMC Gateway

Kai Gilbert
Managing director
IMC Meßsysteme GmbH
GERMANY
Digitisation and the Internet of Things offer new opportunities for the economy. An important building block concerning digitisation is measurement technology. However, testing tasks are a major challenge, especially in the case of complex products. There are hundreds of parameters and statuses to acquire. The data is from a variety of sources, such as field buses, controls, GPS and sensor systems, and must be synchronised and homogenised. Finally, a wide range of interfaces is required for networking, whether for the automation system, the corporate cloud or directly into the IoT.

16:20 Uhr

Innovation in action: 6DOF sensor expands your testing capabilities

David Change
Vice president and technical director
Dytran Instruments
USA
In response to the growing industry need for low-frequency vibration applications in vehicle dynamics, ride/handling, rollover, automotive safety and large machinery including industrial off-road testing, Dytran created the innovative 7556A sensor. This versatile product is an analogue 6DOF sensor containing a MEMS-based triaxial accelerometer, as well as three MEMS-based gyros. The sensor provides the end user with x, y and z accelerations (gs) as well as rotational information (roll, pitch, yaw expressed in degrees/seconds) around three orthogonal axes. Dytran’s engineers, working together with customers to meet new sensing challenges, are generating the next generation of reliable sensing solutions for today’s toughest applications.

Tag 2: Mittwoch 21 Juni

Hall 1

Moderator

Dr Robert Szlosarek
Researcher
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
GERMANY

10:15 Uhr

Durability tests of bearing cages

Dr Robert Szlosarek
Researcher
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
GERMANY
A fatigue crack in a bearing cage results in a premature fail of the bearing and, as a result, downtime of the machine. To make sure that this kind of failure will be avoided, a special test rig was developed. The test rig enables durability tests of the cages close to the reality but in a shortened time. Using this test rig, specific designs of a bearing cage were tested to find the design with the best durability. The presentation includes the design of the test rig, the testing boundary conditions and selected results.

10:35 Uhr

Incorporating HALT and HASS into existing reliability programmes

Ken Ryan
Regional sales manager EMEA
Qualmark Corporation
USA
This presentation provides a basic introduction to highly accelerated life testing (HALT), and discusses the equipment and the nature of the repetitive shock stresses used in HALT. Next, it describes how to incorporate HALT into the reliability plan. HALT can be a valuable tool for reliability engineering to reduce the test time necessary to achieve meaningful MTTF/MTBF data from accelerated life testing (ALT) and reliability growth testing (RGT), while reducing the total number of units needed in these tests. HALT can also provide data that can be fed back into FMEA/FMECA predictions to improve their accuracy.

10:55 Uhr

Sine vs. random, shock and SRS in vibration testing

Holger Boller
European managing director
Vibration Research
USA
In the vibration world, there are quite a few test types to which you can expose your product. The major choices are sine, random, classical shock, transient shock, SRS, sine-on-random and random-on-random. Frequently, customers will request advice on which type of test to run on their products, and in particular, how to choose between the common test types. Which test – sine or random – is best to most quickly pinpoint flaws in a product? If you can only run one test – either sine or random – which should it be? When you have measured a transient pulse in reality, how can you simulate this pulse in the laboratory? What are the significant parameters here? Let's take a look at these tests and discuss how we can give an answer to these questions.

11:15 Uhr

Camera-based 3D deformation measurement for static and dynamic testing

Ralf Lichtenberger
General manager
Limess Messtechnik u. Software GmbH
GERMANY
Nowadays camera systems are not only able to visualise static, dynamic and vibrational deformations – high-resolution camera systems measure 2D and 3D deformations and object surface strains with high accuracy. This allows the determination of static and dynamic material parameters, performance of durability tests, measurement of crack propagations and failure mechanism at fatigue tests, comparison with FEM simulations and covering a large range of other applications. This presentation gives an overview of the actual available technologies, their capabilities and typical application examples.

11:35 Uhr

Scalable automated impact modal testing in non-linear materials

Prof Peter Blaschke
Professor of Dynamics and Acoustics
Technische Hochschule Wildau
GERMANY
Modal testing is a method for determination of the structural dynamic parameters of any component or assembly. However, modal models are based on linear stiffness components and material orthotropy. These values need to be constantly updated in finite element models to faithfully represent the real structure. However, experimentally obtaining these parameters poses many challenges. This work proposes iteratively testing these complex structures with the help of a scalable, automatic modal hammer. Non-linearities in composite materials can be investigated by precisely varying the impact force and automating the measurement.

11:55 Uhr

End-of-line evaluation of sound and vibration quality

Sebastian Roßberg
Senior project manager
Head Acoustics GmbH
GERMANY
End users increasingly complain about sound and vibration quality. As more vehicles become increasingly quiet, emphasis is put on the perceived operational sound of single components. Psychoacoustics is necessary to identify if a device is perceived as high quality, bad or even defective. Measuring sound pressure level would not be sufficient. A sound quality metric reduces development time because at each development step, the end user’s acoustical perception can be predicted using the metric. Tools and methods are presented to identify in end-of-line applications whether a device under test sounds good or unacceptable.

12:15 Uhr

Observations from a crash test programme on carbon fibre monocoque vehicles

Matt Hillam
Chief engineer - safety
Millbrook Group
UK
The presentation will discuss how the design methodology for a vehicle with a carbon fibre monocoque was used to help reduce the prototype vehicle fleet required to achieve a full homologation crash test programme.

Tag 2: Mittwoch 21 Juni

Hall 1

Moderator

Rich Byczek
Global technical director
Intertek
USA

12:35 Uhr

The power of connecting simulation and test

Dr Klaus Rothbart
Product manager
AVL List GmbH
AUSTRIA
Due to enormous complexity and time constraints in the modern vehicle development process, frontloading of tasks to earlier process stages has become a strategic imperative. To reach this goal, AVL has developed solutions to build virtual prototypes out of disconnected component simulation models and seamlessly connect these prototypes to the testbed. With this approach, users can take early, fast and sound decisions and achieve increased efficiency and highest product quality. By connecting the virtual and real world, AVL makes an essential contribution to turn tomorrow‘s vision of the automotive industry into today‘s reality.

12:55 Uhr

The openMDM roadmap

Dr Dietmar Rapf
Senior manager CAT services
science + computing ag
GERMANY
openMDM is a measured data management framework that is developed by the major German car companies as open source under the Eclipse public license. Using openMDM one is able to manage the whole measurement process from measurement planning to data storage and analysis of the results. Dr Dietmar Rapf gives an overview of the current state of the openMDM development. He demonstrates the actual state of the web-based openMDM 5.x client, and focuses on the roadmap for the next versions. A view of the connection of openMDM to ASAM ODS and big data technologies is given.

13:15 Uhr

Enabling modular testing platforms with off-the-shelf switches, loads

Michael Hutton
Market development manager - HIL and real-time test
National Instruments
USA
For years, test engineers have taken advantage of the lower price, outsourced risk and easy upgradability of COTS components for their data acquisition. Until now, there have been no good solutions for the other half of testing solutions: the switches, loads and signal conditioning. SLSC is the first open architecture designed to deliver all of these same benefits, while still supporting integration of custom circuitry and load plates by being fully open. Learn how SLSC is helping companies focus on their domain expertise, building and testing next-generation vehicles, rather than on building and maintaining data acquisition systems.

13:35 Uhr

Processing vehicle-related measurement data

Ortwin Escher
Subject specialist
IAV GmbH
GERMANY
Handling vehicle-based data is seen as a huge opportunity with millions of devices roaming the streets. We will share our perspective on big vehicle data. Testing of vehicles requires the gathering and processing of multiple gigabytes per vehicle/hour in order to detect and analyse problems. Creating a balance between the sheer size of raw data with thousands of vehicles and the cost-efficient use of hardware for data analytics has resulted in a specialised data gathering, storing, processing, distributing, connecting chain. After sketching today's situation of data analytics in the vehicle test process, we will create an outlook.

13:55 Uhr

AVL X-ion: high-speed data acquisition platform for hybrid applications

Jerome Gruaz
Global product manager
AVL List GmbH
AUSTRIA
The growing complexity of modern powertrains brings new challenges to development teams. In order to ensure quality, efficiency and robustness of the hybrid powertrain, the integration of combustion engine and e-drive components must be considered in the early development phases. To facilitate the convergence of those different development paths, AVL provides a new, modular, high-speed data acquisition platform, capable of measuring combustion and electric signals, synchronising them and calculating in real time the main signal characteristics for online evaluation and automation.

14:15 Uhr

STARS Enterprise – the revolution of lab management

Alexander Pressl
Global manager - test automation systems
Horiba Europe GmbH
GERMANY
Seamless workflow planning, simulation and execution in a global laboratory environment can be very challenging. The presentation shows how lab managers can benefit from using the latest technologies.

Tag 2: Mittwoch 21 Juni

Hall 1

Moderator

Rich Byczek
Global technical director
Intertek
USA

14:35 Uhr

The importance of end-to-end ADAS testing

Nicholas Keel
Group manager – real-time test and monitoring
National Instruments
USA
Vehicles are increasingly relying on more centralised processing architectures and sensor fusion techniques. The implication of this is that subsystems can no longer be tested entirely independently because they don't function independently. To fully prove out the safety of future vehicles, their safety systems will require end-to-end testing to ensure systems interact and function as expected (i.e. from generating simulated objects for radar all the way through the system to confirm braking occurs). This session will cover how to effectively build a testing strategy that is better suited to modern ADAS systems.

14:55 Uhr

EV battery safety, testing, regulations and standards

Rich Byczek
Global technical director
Intertek
USA
This presentation will discuss a variety of battery regulations that pertain to electric vehicles. These include: What are the applicable standards? Dangerous goods regulations – UN 38.3; electrical safety certification standards – UL, IEC; transportation safety regulations – UNECE R100, FMVSS 305; EV (SAE) safety and abuse methods – SAE J2464/J2929.

15:15 Uhr

Non-destructive lateral impact simulation on the sled – concept ALIS

Michal Kalinsky
Project manager for side impact tests
TÜV SÜD Czech
CZECH REPUBLIC
This presentation gives an overview of the system possibilities and development process of the system for non-destructive simulation of the side crash test. ALIS - Advanced Lateral Impact System is used on the sled catapult and mainly designed to simulate pole impact and side impact according to UNECE standards and consumer tests as well.

15:35 Uhr

Latest 18650 cell safety evaluation by EUCAR Hazard Level

Dr Jaesik Chung
CTO & executive VP
PCTEST
USA
LiBs can heat up in abuse/abnormal conditions or if they have defects in their design or manufacture. We evaluated the latest 3,500 mAh 18650 LiB cells according to the EUCAR Hazard Level. This presentation will focus not only on improving the understanding of the mechanism of cell deformation, degradation and failure but also on what would be the trigger of the incident and how such incidents occur. It will also discuss what can be done to prevent or minimise those kinds of incidents on a cell selection as a user, and what should be considered for system design.

15:55 Uhr

Anomalies detection as a general method for quality assurance in testing

Dr Andreas Kuhn
CEO/CTO
Andata
AUSTRIA
Due to increasing computational power, numerical simulations are becoming more and more comprehensive, and the number of variants is also increasing. The same is true for physical tests, where new sensor technologies and test automation produce an increasing amount of data. Therefore, an executing engineer has less time to evaluate the correctness of the simulation data and identify critical results. The Expectator tool was developed for plausibilisation of test and simulation results in a systematic manner. Users are supported in their decisions by precise filtered data based on expert know-how. For example, a body in white contains several thousand spot welds. Expectator detects potential critical points by processing the resulting load curves, stresses in adjacent sheets, position or by comparison with experiments.

16:15 Uhr

Sound quality design in the development process of the automobile industry

Nicolas Givelet
Analyser products manager
OROS
FRANCE
Designing the sound quality from the concept stage reduces costs and is a targeted method. The customer feeling and product DNA can be defined at the concept stage, then transferred to the structure schematic, and finally refined in prototype. OROS provides a complete solution for sound quality design for the whole development process of the automobile industry, from test environment to software. The presentation will include examples of applications such as door closing sound quality, sports-like muffler, function sounds, etc.

Tag 2: Mittwoch 21 Juni

Hall 1

Moderator

Dr Robert Szlosarek
Researcher
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
GERMANY

10:15 Uhr

Durability tests of bearing cages

Dr Robert Szlosarek
Researcher
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
GERMANY
A fatigue crack in a bearing cage results in a premature fail of the bearing and, as a result, downtime of the machine. To make sure that this kind of failure will be avoided, a special test rig was developed. The test rig enables durability tests of the cages close to the reality but in a shortened time. Using this test rig, specific designs of a bearing cage were tested to find the design with the best durability. The presentation includes the design of the test rig, the testing boundary conditions and selected results.

10:35 Uhr

Incorporating HALT and HASS into existing reliability programmes

Ken Ryan
Regional sales manager EMEA
Qualmark Corporation
USA
This presentation provides a basic introduction to highly accelerated life testing (HALT), and discusses the equipment and the nature of the repetitive shock stresses used in HALT. Next, it describes how to incorporate HALT into the reliability plan. HALT can be a valuable tool for reliability engineering to reduce the test time necessary to achieve meaningful MTTF/MTBF data from accelerated life testing (ALT) and reliability growth testing (RGT), while reducing the total number of units needed in these tests. HALT can also provide data that can be fed back into FMEA/FMECA predictions to improve their accuracy.

10:55 Uhr

Sine vs. random, shock and SRS in vibration testing

Holger Boller
European managing director
Vibration Research
USA
In the vibration world, there are quite a few test types to which you can expose your product. The major choices are sine, random, classical shock, transient shock, SRS, sine-on-random and random-on-random. Frequently, customers will request advice on which type of test to run on their products, and in particular, how to choose between the common test types. Which test – sine or random – is best to most quickly pinpoint flaws in a product? If you can only run one test – either sine or random – which should it be? When you have measured a transient pulse in reality, how can you simulate this pulse in the laboratory? What are the significant parameters here? Let's take a look at these tests and discuss how we can give an answer to these questions.

11:15 Uhr

Camera-based 3D deformation measurement for static and dynamic testing

Ralf Lichtenberger
General manager
Limess Messtechnik u. Software GmbH
GERMANY
Nowadays camera systems are not only able to visualise static, dynamic and vibrational deformations – high-resolution camera systems measure 2D and 3D deformations and object surface strains with high accuracy. This allows the determination of static and dynamic material parameters, performance of durability tests, measurement of crack propagations and failure mechanism at fatigue tests, comparison with FEM simulations and covering a large range of other applications. This presentation gives an overview of the actual available technologies, their capabilities and typical application examples.

11:35 Uhr

Scalable automated impact modal testing in non-linear materials

Prof Peter Blaschke
Professor of Dynamics and Acoustics
Technische Hochschule Wildau
GERMANY
Modal testing is a method for determination of the structural dynamic parameters of any component or assembly. However, modal models are based on linear stiffness components and material orthotropy. These values need to be constantly updated in finite element models to faithfully represent the real structure. However, experimentally obtaining these parameters poses many challenges. This work proposes iteratively testing these complex structures with the help of a scalable, automatic modal hammer. Non-linearities in composite materials can be investigated by precisely varying the impact force and automating the measurement.

11:55 Uhr

End-of-line evaluation of sound and vibration quality

Sebastian Roßberg
Senior project manager
Head Acoustics GmbH
GERMANY
End users increasingly complain about sound and vibration quality. As more vehicles become increasingly quiet, emphasis is put on the perceived operational sound of single components. Psychoacoustics is necessary to identify if a device is perceived as high quality, bad or even defective. Measuring sound pressure level would not be sufficient. A sound quality metric reduces development time because at each development step, the end user’s acoustical perception can be predicted using the metric. Tools and methods are presented to identify in end-of-line applications whether a device under test sounds good or unacceptable.

12:15 Uhr

Observations from a crash test programme on carbon fibre monocoque vehicles

Matt Hillam
Chief engineer - safety
Millbrook Group
UK
The presentation will discuss how the design methodology for a vehicle with a carbon fibre monocoque was used to help reduce the prototype vehicle fleet required to achieve a full homologation crash test programme.

Hall 1

Moderator

Rich Byczek
Global technical director
Intertek
USA

12:35 Uhr

The power of connecting simulation and test

Dr Klaus Rothbart
Product manager
AVL List GmbH
AUSTRIA
Due to enormous complexity and time constraints in the modern vehicle development process, frontloading of tasks to earlier process stages has become a strategic imperative. To reach this goal, AVL has developed solutions to build virtual prototypes out of disconnected component simulation models and seamlessly connect these prototypes to the testbed. With this approach, users can take early, fast and sound decisions and achieve increased efficiency and highest product quality. By connecting the virtual and real world, AVL makes an essential contribution to turn tomorrow‘s vision of the automotive industry into today‘s reality.

12:55 Uhr

The openMDM roadmap

Dr Dietmar Rapf
Senior manager CAT services
science + computing ag
GERMANY
openMDM is a measured data management framework that is developed by the major German car companies as open source under the Eclipse public license. Using openMDM one is able to manage the whole measurement process from measurement planning to data storage and analysis of the results. Dr Dietmar Rapf gives an overview of the current state of the openMDM development. He demonstrates the actual state of the web-based openMDM 5.x client, and focuses on the roadmap for the next versions. A view of the connection of openMDM to ASAM ODS and big data technologies is given.

13:15 Uhr

Enabling modular testing platforms with off-the-shelf switches, loads

Michael Hutton
Market development manager - HIL and real-time test
National Instruments
USA
For years, test engineers have taken advantage of the lower price, outsourced risk and easy upgradability of COTS components for their data acquisition. Until now, there have been no good solutions for the other half of testing solutions: the switches, loads and signal conditioning. SLSC is the first open architecture designed to deliver all of these same benefits, while still supporting integration of custom circuitry and load plates by being fully open. Learn how SLSC is helping companies focus on their domain expertise, building and testing next-generation vehicles, rather than on building and maintaining data acquisition systems.

13:35 Uhr

Processing vehicle-related measurement data

Ortwin Escher
Subject specialist
IAV GmbH
GERMANY
Handling vehicle-based data is seen as a huge opportunity with millions of devices roaming the streets. We will share our perspective on big vehicle data. Testing of vehicles requires the gathering and processing of multiple gigabytes per vehicle/hour in order to detect and analyse problems. Creating a balance between the sheer size of raw data with thousands of vehicles and the cost-efficient use of hardware for data analytics has resulted in a specialised data gathering, storing, processing, distributing, connecting chain. After sketching today's situation of data analytics in the vehicle test process, we will create an outlook.

13:55 Uhr

AVL X-ion: high-speed data acquisition platform for hybrid applications

Jerome Gruaz
Global product manager
AVL List GmbH
AUSTRIA
The growing complexity of modern powertrains brings new challenges to development teams. In order to ensure quality, efficiency and robustness of the hybrid powertrain, the integration of combustion engine and e-drive components must be considered in the early development phases. To facilitate the convergence of those different development paths, AVL provides a new, modular, high-speed data acquisition platform, capable of measuring combustion and electric signals, synchronising them and calculating in real time the main signal characteristics for online evaluation and automation.

14:15 Uhr

STARS Enterprise – the revolution of lab management

Alexander Pressl
Global manager - test automation systems
Horiba Europe GmbH
GERMANY
Seamless workflow planning, simulation and execution in a global laboratory environment can be very challenging. The presentation shows how lab managers can benefit from using the latest technologies.

Hall 1

Moderator

Rich Byczek
Global technical director
Intertek
USA

14:35 Uhr

The importance of end-to-end ADAS testing

Nicholas Keel
Group manager – real-time test and monitoring
National Instruments
USA
Vehicles are increasingly relying on more centralised processing architectures and sensor fusion techniques. The implication of this is that subsystems can no longer be tested entirely independently because they don't function independently. To fully prove out the safety of future vehicles, their safety systems will require end-to-end testing to ensure systems interact and function as expected (i.e. from generating simulated objects for radar all the way through the system to confirm braking occurs). This session will cover how to effectively build a testing strategy that is better suited to modern ADAS systems.

14:55 Uhr

EV battery safety, testing, regulations and standards

Rich Byczek
Global technical director
Intertek
USA
This presentation will discuss a variety of battery regulations that pertain to electric vehicles. These include: What are the applicable standards? Dangerous goods regulations – UN 38.3; electrical safety certification standards – UL, IEC; transportation safety regulations – UNECE R100, FMVSS 305; EV (SAE) safety and abuse methods – SAE J2464/J2929.

15:15 Uhr

Non-destructive lateral impact simulation on the sled – concept ALIS

Michal Kalinsky
Project manager for side impact tests
TÜV SÜD Czech
CZECH REPUBLIC
This presentation gives an overview of the system possibilities and development process of the system for non-destructive simulation of the side crash test. ALIS - Advanced Lateral Impact System is used on the sled catapult and mainly designed to simulate pole impact and side impact according to UNECE standards and consumer tests as well.

15:35 Uhr

Latest 18650 cell safety evaluation by EUCAR Hazard Level

Dr Jaesik Chung
CTO & executive VP
PCTEST
USA
LiBs can heat up in abuse/abnormal conditions or if they have defects in their design or manufacture. We evaluated the latest 3,500 mAh 18650 LiB cells according to the EUCAR Hazard Level. This presentation will focus not only on improving the understanding of the mechanism of cell deformation, degradation and failure but also on what would be the trigger of the incident and how such incidents occur. It will also discuss what can be done to prevent or minimise those kinds of incidents on a cell selection as a user, and what should be considered for system design.

15:55 Uhr

Anomalies detection as a general method for quality assurance in testing

Dr Andreas Kuhn
CEO/CTO
Andata
AUSTRIA
Due to increasing computational power, numerical simulations are becoming more and more comprehensive, and the number of variants is also increasing. The same is true for physical tests, where new sensor technologies and test automation produce an increasing amount of data. Therefore, an executing engineer has less time to evaluate the correctness of the simulation data and identify critical results. The Expectator tool was developed for plausibilisation of test and simulation results in a systematic manner. Users are supported in their decisions by precise filtered data based on expert know-how. For example, a body in white contains several thousand spot welds. Expectator detects potential critical points by processing the resulting load curves, stresses in adjacent sheets, position or by comparison with experiments.

16:15 Uhr

Sound quality design in the development process of the automobile industry

Nicolas Givelet
Analyser products manager
OROS
FRANCE
Designing the sound quality from the concept stage reduces costs and is a targeted method. The customer feeling and product DNA can be defined at the concept stage, then transferred to the structure schematic, and finally refined in prototype. OROS provides a complete solution for sound quality design for the whole development process of the automobile industry, from test environment to software. The presentation will include examples of applications such as door closing sound quality, sports-like muffler, function sounds, etc.

Tag 3: Donnerstag 22 Juni

Hall 1

Moderator

Günther Hasna
Strategic project director - head of German center of expertise
Optis
GERMANY

10:20 Uhr

EMC of high-voltage systems: standardisation, measured variables, coupling

Dr Florian Dietze
Head of Laboratory
Mooser EMC Technik GmbH
GERMANY
Electric drives in automotive technology need a substantially higher operating voltage than conventional automotive electronics that work with 12V. Using up to 500V in the present, the operating voltage in future electric drives will rise to 1,000V. Therefore, higher EMC disturbances are expected. New phenomena like transients, superimposed alternating voltage, disturbances on the motor shaft and interconnection between the high and low voltage range become important. The disturbances of the motor shaft couple in multiple ways through the gearbox to the stub shafts or directly to the drive shafts and from there into the receiving antenna.

10:40 Uhr

Accelerated motor mapping of electric or hybrid drives

Holger Mueller
Sales engineer
HBM GmbH
GERMANY
In electric and hybrid drives, the test complexity is continuously increasing, while there is pressure to reduce test time. HBM's eDrive test solution offers tools to solve these problems. It is a modular mechanical/electrical DAQ system with up to 51 electrical power channels and up to six torque/speed inputs to measure four-wheel drive concepts. And with 'physical' inputs it can acquire user-entered formulas, so a complete mapping can be done in just a few minutes.

11:00 Uhr

How sensor fusion is changing the way you test

Nicholas Keel
Group manager – real-time test and monitoring
National Instruments
USA
Today's vehicles rely on a blend of sensor technologies as we move towards fully autonomous capabilities. As sensor fusion becomes commonplace, the number of testing scenarios that need to be created and run drastically increases. Additionally, test engineers will need a single platform that can create scenarios for traditional vehicle sensors as well as the more advanced ones like cameras, radar and ultrasonics, as well as having the ability to adapt to any future technology as it becomes commonplace. Learn how an open platform-based approach to testing can significantly improve the test speed and coverage for sensor fusion testing.

11:20 Uhr

Future trends in automotive technology regarding total vehicle tests

Joel Danzer
European product manager
Horiba Europe GmbH
GERMANY
In 2015 the European Commission's Member States agreed new requirements and testing procedures for certifying passenger cars and light commercial vehicles on the road, using portable emission measuring technology (PEMS). The introduction of RDE legislation is a challenge to engine/vehicle manufacturers of exhaust aftertreatment systems, who are now required to reconsider the entire development chain in order to comply with the increasing demands on vehicles. OEMs and instrument manufacturers are working to identify innovative technologies such as solutions for research and development, simulation tools and data management in order to enhance the optimisation of the internal combustion engine.

11:40 Uhr

New ADwin-X – real-time system, standardised or customised, ADbasic-RT-Code, Simulink models

Heinz Beimert
Sales manager
Jaeger Computergesteuerte Messtechnik GmbH
GERMANY
The new ADwin-X offers a real-time DAQ and control platform for OEM applications, with standard system series, and application-based customised systems. The systems are ideal for OEM application series, for machine automation or customised test ECU. A powerful real-time CPU is combined with analogue I/Os, digital I/Os and various bus interfaces, such as CAN, SENT, EtherCAT Master/Slave, Profibus, etc. The programming is done in ADbasic or Simulink, a driver allows communication to .NET, LabView, C#, DIAdem, Matlab, etc. Benchmark example: 32x PID controller running at 30kHz with 10% system load, leaving 90% free for additional jobs on the same hardware.

12:00 Uhr

Flexible testing platforms for future ECU demands

Jaume Tamargo Garcia
Development department leader
Technica Engineering GmbH
GERMANY
The rise of complexity in in-vehicle networks and ECU functionality demands future-proof, highly scalable tools. Such platforms must handle existing automotive networking technologies and new technologies with higher bandwidth, such as CAN-FD, 100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1 or multi-Gigabit. The focus of this presentation will be a modular design able to satisfy all these needs. It is already being used for testing of body, gateway and car-sharing systems at different OEMs and can be easily scaled for connected car, ADAS and more.

12:20 Uhr

WBG power circuit simulation with extensive device modelling and measurement

Ryo Takeda
Solution architect
Keysight Technologies
JAPAN
WBG devices (SiC/GaN) are promising in automotive electronics circuits. Although they provide benefits such as small form-factor, high-temperature operation and better efficiency, they also bring challenges such as EMI, ringing and design difficulty due to their high operation speed. Robust and accurate simulation for WBG power circuit is critical. However, conventional simulation tools and methods don’t provide sufficient accuracy. Therefore, circuit designers continuously have to use trial-and-error-type design methods. Successful WBG circuit simulation using robust device models enforced by extensive measurements is discussed. The simulation and the circuit behaviour show unprecedentedly great agreement.

12:40 Uhr

Testing of e-motor control units in a power HIL environment

Markus Ploeger
Section manager
dSPACE GmbH
GERMANY
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is an established test method for analysing motor control units (MCUs) in automotive applications. For highly integrated drive controllers, the controller and the power electronics must be tested at the electric power level (e-motor emulation). Testing propulsion drive electronics in this way requires specific power electronics for emulation. The presented work introduces a new high-power e-motor emulator covering applications up to 600V. Based on special power electronics hardware and sophisticated control algorithms, it serves a high-bandwidth electronic load for testing such electronic power systems. The performance will be illustrated by means of real measurements.

13:00 Uhr

Accelerate acoustic troubleshooting with the LMS Sound Camera

Jeroen Lanslots
Product manager acoustics
Siemens PLM
BELGIUM
Siemens PLM Software introduces the LMS Sound Camera, a digital high-density microphone array that helps technicians and engineers perform ultra-fast, accurate troubleshooting. It takes two minutes to start giving results from the moment it is taken out of the box. Fully integrated with an industry-standard NVH platform, this testing unit with built-in signal conditioning gives you the tool to confirm that you're working on the right noise problem.

13:20 Uhr

Development of a handling-ride-braking (HRB) suite for data acquisition and test validation

Massimo Grillo
Test engineer
Centro Ricerche Fiat SCpA
ITALY
The optimisation of vehicle dynamics performance and steering feeling needs a lot of testing activity and economical effort. Whether the manoeuvres are done by robots or by human drivers, the efficient use of track time is a key point for the testing departments. FCA, in cooperation with DEWESoft and Leane International, has developed a new application for data acquisition that assists the driver in the execution of vehicle dynamics tests. The main features include an intuitive and easy-to-use visual interface, support for standard or customised test protocols, immediate feedback about test validity, and the possibility to run offline analysis and reporting.

13:40 Uhr

Efficient assessment of capability and reliability of automotive materials/structures

Prof Frank Walther
Head of department
TU Dortmund University
GERMANY
Fibre-reinforced polymers and hybrid structures are highly suitable due to high specific strength. Further advantages are based on their multi-component structure, which can be optimised regarding specific requirements. Parts are exposed to quasi-static and cyclic loading under service conditions, which represents the need for sufficient assessment of materials and structures. Conventional testing procedures require high time and energy effort and are limited in extent of results, since tensile tests and Woehler curves don’t show a sufficient measure to describe deformation processes. Testing procedures are presented for efficient performance determination, damage propagation evaluation and lifetime prediction, combined with climatic influences.

14:00 Uhr

Objective and subjective evaluation of an all-wheel steering vehicle

Arne Peeters
Vehicle dynamics engineer
OptimumG
USA
OptimumG, an international vehicle dynamics engineering company, provides in-lab and on-track testing of vehicle and vehicle components, simulation software development and support, training and engineering services in vehicle and tyre dynamics. A recent example is the correlation OptimumG established between the objective and subjective testing of an all-wheel steering vehicle. Based on on-track objective testing, metrics to characterise the vehicle steering and handling performance are defined. With predefined steering and handling manoeuvres at different speeds and with different steering wheel angle inputs, we generated subjective metrics that we successfully correlated to the objective metrics.

Tag 3: Donnerstag 22 Juni

Hall 1

Moderator

Günther Hasna
Strategic project director - head of German center of expertise
Optis
GERMANY

10:20 Uhr

EMC of high-voltage systems: standardisation, measured variables, coupling

Dr Florian Dietze
Head of Laboratory
Mooser EMC Technik GmbH
GERMANY
Electric drives in automotive technology need a substantially higher operating voltage than conventional automotive electronics that work with 12V. Using up to 500V in the present, the operating voltage in future electric drives will rise to 1,000V. Therefore, higher EMC disturbances are expected. New phenomena like transients, superimposed alternating voltage, disturbances on the motor shaft and interconnection between the high and low voltage range become important. The disturbances of the motor shaft couple in multiple ways through the gearbox to the stub shafts or directly to the drive shafts and from there into the receiving antenna.

10:40 Uhr

Accelerated motor mapping of electric or hybrid drives

Holger Mueller
Sales engineer
HBM GmbH
GERMANY
In electric and hybrid drives, the test complexity is continuously increasing, while there is pressure to reduce test time. HBM's eDrive test solution offers tools to solve these problems. It is a modular mechanical/electrical DAQ system with up to 51 electrical power channels and up to six torque/speed inputs to measure four-wheel drive concepts. And with 'physical' inputs it can acquire user-entered formulas, so a complete mapping can be done in just a few minutes.

11:00 Uhr

How sensor fusion is changing the way you test

Nicholas Keel
Group manager – real-time test and monitoring
National Instruments
USA
Today's vehicles rely on a blend of sensor technologies as we move towards fully autonomous capabilities. As sensor fusion becomes commonplace, the number of testing scenarios that need to be created and run drastically increases. Additionally, test engineers will need a single platform that can create scenarios for traditional vehicle sensors as well as the more advanced ones like cameras, radar and ultrasonics, as well as having the ability to adapt to any future technology as it becomes commonplace. Learn how an open platform-based approach to testing can significantly improve the test speed and coverage for sensor fusion testing.

11:20 Uhr

Future trends in automotive technology regarding total vehicle tests

Joel Danzer
European product manager
Horiba Europe GmbH
GERMANY
In 2015 the European Commission's Member States agreed new requirements and testing procedures for certifying passenger cars and light commercial vehicles on the road, using portable emission measuring technology (PEMS). The introduction of RDE legislation is a challenge to engine/vehicle manufacturers of exhaust aftertreatment systems, who are now required to reconsider the entire development chain in order to comply with the increasing demands on vehicles. OEMs and instrument manufacturers are working to identify innovative technologies such as solutions for research and development, simulation tools and data management in order to enhance the optimisation of the internal combustion engine.

11:40 Uhr

New ADwin-X – real-time system, standardised or customised, ADbasic-RT-Code, Simulink models

Heinz Beimert
Sales manager
Jaeger Computergesteuerte Messtechnik GmbH
GERMANY
The new ADwin-X offers a real-time DAQ and control platform for OEM applications, with standard system series, and application-based customised systems. The systems are ideal for OEM application series, for machine automation or customised test ECU. A powerful real-time CPU is combined with analogue I/Os, digital I/Os and various bus interfaces, such as CAN, SENT, EtherCAT Master/Slave, Profibus, etc. The programming is done in ADbasic or Simulink, a driver allows communication to .NET, LabView, C#, DIAdem, Matlab, etc. Benchmark example: 32x PID controller running at 30kHz with 10% system load, leaving 90% free for additional jobs on the same hardware.

12:00 Uhr

Flexible testing platforms for future ECU demands

Jaume Tamargo Garcia
Development department leader
Technica Engineering GmbH
GERMANY
The rise of complexity in in-vehicle networks and ECU functionality demands future-proof, highly scalable tools. Such platforms must handle existing automotive networking technologies and new technologies with higher bandwidth, such as CAN-FD, 100Base-T1, 1000Base-T1 or multi-Gigabit. The focus of this presentation will be a modular design able to satisfy all these needs. It is already being used for testing of body, gateway and car-sharing systems at different OEMs and can be easily scaled for connected car, ADAS and more.

12:20 Uhr

WBG power circuit simulation with extensive device modelling and measurement

Ryo Takeda
Solution architect
Keysight Technologies
JAPAN
WBG devices (SiC/GaN) are promising in automotive electronics circuits. Although they provide benefits such as small form-factor, high-temperature operation and better efficiency, they also bring challenges such as EMI, ringing and design difficulty due to their high operation speed. Robust and accurate simulation for WBG power circuit is critical. However, conventional simulation tools and methods don’t provide sufficient accuracy. Therefore, circuit designers continuously have to use trial-and-error-type design methods. Successful WBG circuit simulation using robust device models enforced by extensive measurements is discussed. The simulation and the circuit behaviour show unprecedentedly great agreement.

12:40 Uhr

Testing of e-motor control units in a power HIL environment

Markus Ploeger
Section manager
dSPACE GmbH
GERMANY
Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is an established test method for analysing motor control units (MCUs) in automotive applications. For highly integrated drive controllers, the controller and the power electronics must be tested at the electric power level (e-motor emulation). Testing propulsion drive electronics in this way requires specific power electronics for emulation. The presented work introduces a new high-power e-motor emulator covering applications up to 600V. Based on special power electronics hardware and sophisticated control algorithms, it serves a high-bandwidth electronic load for testing such electronic power systems. The performance will be illustrated by means of real measurements.

13:00 Uhr

Accelerate acoustic troubleshooting with the LMS Sound Camera

Jeroen Lanslots
Product manager acoustics
Siemens PLM
BELGIUM
Siemens PLM Software introduces the LMS Sound Camera, a digital high-density microphone array that helps technicians and engineers perform ultra-fast, accurate troubleshooting. It takes two minutes to start giving results from the moment it is taken out of the box. Fully integrated with an industry-standard NVH platform, this testing unit with built-in signal conditioning gives you the tool to confirm that you're working on the right noise problem.

13:20 Uhr

Development of a handling-ride-braking (HRB) suite for data acquisition and test validation

Massimo Grillo
Test engineer
Centro Ricerche Fiat SCpA
ITALY
The optimisation of vehicle dynamics performance and steering feeling needs a lot of testing activity and economical effort. Whether the manoeuvres are done by robots or by human drivers, the efficient use of track time is a key point for the testing departments. FCA, in cooperation with DEWESoft and Leane International, has developed a new application for data acquisition that assists the driver in the execution of vehicle dynamics tests. The main features include an intuitive and easy-to-use visual interface, support for standard or customised test protocols, immediate feedback about test validity, and the possibility to run offline analysis and reporting.

13:40 Uhr

Efficient assessment of capability and reliability of automotive materials/structures

Prof Frank Walther
Head of department
TU Dortmund University
GERMANY
Fibre-reinforced polymers and hybrid structures are highly suitable due to high specific strength. Further advantages are based on their multi-component structure, which can be optimised regarding specific requirements. Parts are exposed to quasi-static and cyclic loading under service conditions, which represents the need for sufficient assessment of materials and structures. Conventional testing procedures require high time and energy effort and are limited in extent of results, since tensile tests and Woehler curves don’t show a sufficient measure to describe deformation processes. Testing procedures are presented for efficient performance determination, damage propagation evaluation and lifetime prediction, combined with climatic influences.

14:00 Uhr

Objective and subjective evaluation of an all-wheel steering vehicle

Arne Peeters
Vehicle dynamics engineer
OptimumG
USA
OptimumG, an international vehicle dynamics engineering company, provides in-lab and on-track testing of vehicle and vehicle components, simulation software development and support, training and engineering services in vehicle and tyre dynamics. A recent example is the correlation OptimumG established between the objective and subjective testing of an all-wheel steering vehicle. Based on on-track objective testing, metrics to characterise the vehicle steering and handling performance are defined. With predefined steering and handling manoeuvres at different speeds and with different steering wheel angle inputs, we generated subjective metrics that we successfully correlated to the objective metrics.
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