Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion System
Tecnalia is experienced in the automotive sector and in the development of controllers embedded in powertrain ECUs. Implementing three models that emulate the unavailable functioning and communications electronic control units (ECUs) for an electric/hybrid vehicle propulsion system.
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Tecnalia Research & Innovation has been born out of the merger between Cidemco, ESI, Euve, Fatronik, Inasmet, Labein, Leia and Robotiker, thus creating the largest private Research, Development and Innovation group in Spain and one of the leading ones in Europe, with a staff of over 1,400 people.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Using LabVIEW software to develop the real-time modeling of the virtual ECUs needed to test the control systems. LabVIEW is a development environment designed specifically to accelerate the productivity of engineers and scientists. Software Components - LabVIEW software
- DATA COLLECTED
Engine Efficiency, Idle Time, Production Efficiency, Speed, ECU Functionality
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
Better user acceptance and integration in existing environment with less operative training is required.
Impact #2 [Cost Reduction - R&D]
Programming time, production time, and integrating time are shortened which saves on automotive control system development costs.
Impact #3 [Management Effectiveness - Internal Collaboration]
Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
- USE CASES
Machine Condition MonitoringMachine condition monitoring is the process of monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature in order to identify changes that indicate a reduction in performance or impending fault. It is a necessary component of predictive maintenance solutions and allows maintenance to be scheduled prior to failure, or other actions to be taken to prevent damages to the machine and loss of production. Condition monitoring also provides value beyond improving maintenance schedules. For example, improved visibility into machine operations can indicate the root causes of product defects and can support optimization of energy consumption.