Verification and validation

AVL team SUITE software

AVL Team SUITE for linking simulation and measurement Data

AVL brings new improvements for managing and processing large data volumes. The latest software tool generations of the AVL Team SUITE™ – AVL SANTORIN MX 2™ and AVL CONCERTO 5™ – interlock naturally, allowing development organizations to integrate test data across department boundaries, capitalizing their knowledge. In view of the growing level of vehicle connectivity,

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Opel Astra Sports Tourer hot testing

The New Opel Astra Sports Tourer in Climatic Test Chamber

“Scorching hot desert sand…” – Opel‘s International Technical Development Center (ITDC) reproduces climatic conditions comparable to the Sahara desert. In Rüsselsheim in the middle of winter, the mercury is at 60 degrees Celsius and the sweat is pouring. In the middle of it all, the new Astra Sports Tourer defies the adverse conditions. Calmly and

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Siemens engineering process management

The new Siemens’ Teamcenter 11 PLM software

The latest version of Siemens’ Teamcenter® software delivers new solution capabilities across the portfolio to boost productivity, enhance performance and reduce costs. Teamcenter 11 includes enhanced functionality of its Active Workspace interface, new administration and integration tools, and a new ability to manage software design processes as an integral part of the overall product lifecycle.

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Ricardo's FlySafe test rig and the University of Brighton

A new flywheel test rig developed by Ricardo

The Ricardo-led ‘FlySafe’ research collaboration – involving a range of leading industrial and academic partners including the University of Brighton’s Centre for Automotive Engineering – has delivered a highly innovative flywheel safety test environment to enable the development of next-generation flywheel energy storage systems. The FlySafe project is investigating the potential failure mechanisms and behaviors

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MAN uses a camera-in-the-loop setup, with innovative radar-camera data fusion.

Video of the week: Virtual test drives with HIL simulation

To validate the automatic emergency brake system, MAN uses a camera-in-the-loop setup, with innovative radar-camera data fusion. Together with dSPACE, MAN has developed a solution that automatically validates the combined warnings generated by the camera and radar system.

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Buick Brake Dyno

The new GM brake testing facility

Engineers at General Motors’ new brake testing facility know the differences between moans, squeals, grinds, groans and grunts – annoying noises common to their work. Now, with a new brake chassis dynamometer, they can simulate braking in weather conditions that range from Alaska to a tropical island. With the new facility opened earlier this year, GM

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Chevrolet Engineers Test to Extremes

Chevrolet vehicle validation in extreme conditions

While the testing facilities at General Motors’ multiple proving grounds around the world are well spread, getting a test vehicle out into the real world is just as important as navigating simulated challenges. When testing for the effects of cold weather on the fuel economy of the Cruze Turbo Diesel, energy and powertrain integration engineer Tessa

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Engine Dyno fail

Video of the week: Engine Dyno fail

This week, we offer you the chance to see an epic engine dyno fail. The reason for this fail is unknown, but something went obviously wrong: [youtube url=”” fs=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″]

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Logo AVL

The test automation system Bobcat 2 launched by AVL

AVL announced the launch of BOBCAT 2, the second generation of an integrated engine testing system from AVL’s COMPACT product line. Functional enhancements to BOBCAT 2 have been designed to make it more powerful and flexible, offering features found in higher-cost test solutions. “BOBCAT 2 changes the playing field,” said Gernot Hacker, Group Product Manager for

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CVS-ONE by Horiba

A new Constant Volume Sampler presented by Horiba

HORIBA presented its new CVS-ONE series at the 15th Automotive Testing Expo Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, June 4 to 6. The sampling system is the latest advancement in the measurement of diluted mass emissions from vehicles and engines. The system comes with the company’s newly developed integrated operating platform, HORIBA ONE PLATFORM. CVS-ONE features new

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MTS ERS test system

MTS makes available ERS test solutions

Successfully integrating ERS (Energy Recovery System) technologies into a vehicle platform requires considerable development and complex testing. Leveraging its experience in designing and manufacturing ERS components for Formula 1 racing teams, MTS has developed a mean of performing such tests, accelerating the process of ERS integration for any given vehicle. “With the MTS solution, engineers

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Jobs car engineer

Being a powertrain test engineer

An engine test stand is a facility used to develop, characterize and test engines. The facility, often offered as a product to automotive OEMs, allows engine operation in different operating regimes and offers measurement of several physical variables associated with the engine operation. It is used to perform research and development of engines, to tune in-use engines, typically

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FEV Portable MicroHIL

FEV will exhibit its portable MicroHIL at 2013 SAE World Congress

In a continuing effort to create efficiencies for its customers, FEV Inc., announced that it will show a portable hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) unit for system-level powertrain component testing at the SAE World Congress, April 16 – 18 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI. The FEV-developed MicroHiL system is believed to be the first portable HIL

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GR3D RLINK System from ETAS

Rapid prototyping with INTECRIO-RLINK

Automotive control functions are often specified in MATLAB®/Simulink®. With the deployment of prototyping methods, the development of control functions becomes more efficient, rapid, and reliable. Through prototyping, users can identify and correct errors early. This avoids time intensive and costly iterations during software development. Through the use of the new ETAS INTECRIO-RLINK Prototyping Blockset, Simulink® models

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